Why has the word ‘feedback’ received such a beating over the years? It has a negative stigma attached to it that is unwarranted; especially when we think about how feedback can be a positive way to help us achieve our mutual objectives and help take us from good to great.…Continue
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FWO First: Former Director to pay penalties through current wages
Fair Work Ombudsman v Sona Peaks Pty Ltd and DA MLG 933/2013
The Director of Sona Peaks Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (the Company) which traded as an Indian food restaurant in Victoria was recently ordered by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCCA) to pay a…Continue
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 29, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments
Nothing is more intriguing, inspiring, and engaging than a good old-fashioned challenge.
Whether you are interested in building a culture of innovation, reaching employees in a meaningful way, or supporting leadership in finding immediate ideas to solve pressing problems, launching an innovation…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on March 29, 2016 at 0:00 — No Comments
We certainly live in a society today where people are becoming accustomed to getting what they want or what they need to know almost instantly.
I have realised this for some time and have often pondered what this means for our clients and our service. Recently I noticed a poster in a cafe advertising a particular app for placing your coffee order and it got me thinking of all the…Continue
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At times we can feel overwhelmed by the frustration or hurt we believe has been caused by a colleague who has shown a lack of consideration, displayed inappropriate behaviours, used offensive language or is just not ‘playing fair’ as part of a team. Repeated small incidents plant the seed for workplace conflict. With no resolution strategy, the gap between you and your colleague widens and your emotions more strongly influence your perspective on the…Continue
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by Catherine Gillespie
This blog looks at what can we learn from a Fair Work Commission decision dated 5 December 2014. The case was Jacqueline Lumley v Bremick Pty Ltd Australia t/a Bremick Fasteners (C2014/5516).
Reoccurring conflict between the same two parties may be grounds for dismissal if all reasonable steps have been taken to resolve the matter underpinning the conflict, but the conflict is continuing.
All reasonable steps would…Continue
Added by Catherine Gillespie on March 24, 2016 at 15:34 — No Comments
BlueScope Steel Limited v S  FCA 4 (BlueScope Case)
BlueScope Steel Limited was successful in its urgent Federal Court of Australia application to prohibit a former employee from using or destroying its confidential information, including intellectual property and software.
The Employee was employed by Blue Scope Limited…Continue
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 23, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments
Every day, I feel very lucky to do what I love doing – for work.
Growing up I wanted to be a nurse (like my mum) or an accountant (my dad taught economics). Somehow I ended up in Human Resources – which if you think about it, is kind of a hybrid of both.
I didn’t start with HR in mind, but it’s my dream job. Of that, I’m…Continue
Added by Alex Kelly on March 23, 2016 at 14:18 — No Comments
The Leader’s Medium: People
A potter shapes a lump of clay, a cellist plays a cello, and a sculptor carves a block of marble. It’s their medium; it's what they use to get their work done.
Their professional journey from novice to master is best described by their refined understanding of what they can get from their medium. They know what it can do. And often more importantly, from all their mistakes over many years, they have also learnt what it cannot…Continue
Added by Marcus Crow on March 23, 2016 at 11:37 — No Comments
It’s no fun dealing with an employee whose work is just not up to scratch. But unfortunately, it’s one of those things that needs to be addressed – and it’s a case of the sooner the better for everyone involved.
How to spot an underperformer
We’ve all worked with this person. They’re so lovely. But no one will vouch for their work. They simply don’t perform the duties of their…Continue
If you’ve ever conducted a disciplinary interview with an employee, you may have asked them if there are things they’d like you to take into account when making your decision about how to handle the matter.
These are often referred to as ‘mitigating factors’, and are an…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on March 23, 2016 at 10:19 — No Comments
My favourite definition of leadership is “the role of a leader is to bring out greatness in others”. I was sad to learn of the recent death of George Martin. A gifted musician, producer and composer, Martin was better known to many as ‘the Fifth Beatle’. If anyone could lay claim to bringing out greatness in others, it was Sir George.
Added by Mark Hodgson on March 23, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments
When a recent Gallop study found that only 68.5% of workers consider themselves "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work, it’s no surprise that we find ourselves in an…Continue
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Employees Personal lives and Productivity
Regardless of what level or role you have in a business, we all know through our own experiences that our personal lives effect our work, performance and productivity – and that’s when it becomes a workplace issue. There used to be an expectation that employees leave their personal life at home. Increasingly however, businesses are appreciating the impact that other factors have on our…Continue
Added by Leisa Messer on March 21, 2016 at 9:51 — No Comments
Do your line managers know how to motivate and engage staff at work? A new report on staff engagement by recruiting experts Hays found a disparity of up to 13% between what people say engages them at work and what employers think engages their employees.
We surveyed 1,196 employers and employees and found that being valued, recognition for a job well done, and understanding how their success will be measured are the top three engagement…Continue
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Be it the global financial crisis, manufacturing industry collapses, amalgamations, automation, artificial intelligence, digital disruption, the demise of print journalism or disruption of the legal industry, it seems the only constant is change and only the strongest will survive, although the strongest will not necessarily be those with the deepest pockets.
Added by Fay Calderone on March 21, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments
Why is it that when different people are faced with exactly the same circumstances some thrive, some coast, and some drown?
The answer is in the buzzword of this decade: resilience.
Resilience is our ability to adapt to stress and adversity. Resilience is a strategy, a process; it’s not just a…Continue
Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull has announced new visa pathways for innovative entrepreneurs under the new National Innovation and Science Agenda.
A new Entrepreneur Visa will be introduced to attract innovative talent and changes will be made to retain high achieving foreign students in Australia.
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said ideas, skills and talent were essential to a high performing economy.
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