February 2019 Blog Posts (27)

Responding to requests for flexible working arrangements under the new modern award provisions

On December 1 2018, the Fair Work Commission finalised the model term for requesting flexible working arrangements which has been inserted into all modern awards as part of the 4-yearly review.      

The term applies when an employee has made a request for a change in working arrangements under the National Employment Standards (NES).…

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Added by Mathew Paine on February 11, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

5 Tips for Sourcing Candidates Through Social Media

Fun fact: only 20% of potential job candidates frequent traditional job boards like Craigslist and Indeed. Of the remaining 80%, most already have a job, but a large percentage of these passive job candidates would gladly switch jobs if the right offer came around. This means that if you’re focusing all of your sourcing efforts on old-school job sites, you’re cutting yourself off from a whole wealth of candidates who might be perfect fits for your team.

How can recruiters best avoid…

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Added by Damian Samoila on February 8, 2019 at 19:12 — No Comments

How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation

Technology has been commonplace in L&D for decades but in an age in which digital is transforming organisations – and even industries –…

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Added by Kiren Kahlon on February 6, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

Why Counter Allegations Must Be Investigated

In the usual course of workplace investigations, it is often one person's word against another's. This is particularly the case when a serious allegation such as sexual misconduct has been made, and there are unlikely to be any witnesses to the event. 

When a serious allegation has been made, often the 'accused' then makes their own claims against the accuser, resulting in cross and counter-allegations.…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on February 6, 2019 at 9:40 — No Comments

Planning a Fun Corporate Party? Do it in 5 Easy Steps

Throwing a party in your workplace is a surefire way to help your employees relax and bond. Having a coherent team will help you get better results and work in a healthier work environment. We all deserve to have some fun once in a while, and throwing a themed party will remind your employees of that. Of course, it’s…

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Added by Emma Williams on February 5, 2019 at 21:52 — No Comments

The path to a successful Workplace Investigation

Over the holidays I received a fevered call from a good client, “Dave”. He is an HR Officer at a smallish regional hospital. It was a bit of tricky and sensitive matter. It was an allegation of sexual harassment by a woman against another woman and he knew it was based on unwitnessed behaviours in the changerooms at the hospital. Dave also knew there…

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Added by Tony Fell on February 5, 2019 at 6:00 — No Comments

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