March 2016 Blog Posts (46)

How to prepare for giving and receiving feedback

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.…


Added by Nina Mostafa on March 30, 2016 at 14:36 — No Comments

Knowing if Executive Education really works

Knowing if Executive Education really works

Posted on on March 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm.

Added by Pelletier Ho on March 30, 2016 at 0:58 — No Comments

A Simpler Approach to Executive Development and Talent Management – Building Better Change Engines

A Simpler Approach to Executive Development and Talent Management – Building Better Change Engine

Posted on on March 24, 2016 at 1:40 pm.

Added by Pelletier Ho on March 30, 2016 at 0:56 — No Comments

FWO First: Former Director still liable to pay penalties with his new wages

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…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 29, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

How to run a successful innovation challenge

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…


Added by Brennan McEachran on March 29, 2016 at 0:00 — No Comments

I want it now, but wait.... do you really?

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…


Added by Leisa Messer on March 28, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Workplace Mediation – the Benefit of Participation

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…


Added by Catherine Gillespie on March 25, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Reoccurring conflict is not grounds for dismissal unless…

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…


Added by Catherine Gillespie on March 24, 2016 at 15:34 — No Comments

Going...going...gone – terminated employees and confidential information

BlueScope Steel Limited v S [2016] 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…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 23, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Are You Working At Your Dream Job?

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…


Added by Alex Kelly on March 23, 2016 at 14:18 — No Comments

The Leader's Medium: People

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…


Added by Marcus Crow on March 23, 2016 at 11:37 — No Comments

Underperformers: It's time to have that conversation you've been avoiding

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

  • The nice guy (or girl)

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…


Added by Merilyn Speiser on March 23, 2016 at 11:09 — 1 Comment

Mitigating Factors and Dismissal - What is Relevant?

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…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on March 23, 2016 at 10:19 — No Comments

Bringing out the greatness in others

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.

Looking beneath…


Added by Mark Hodgson on March 23, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

How to get leaders to care about employee engagement

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…


Added by Brennan McEachran on March 22, 2016 at 1:21 — No Comments

Employees Personal lives and Productivity

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…


Added by Leisa Messer on March 21, 2016 at 9:51 — No Comments

Engage or estrange: Why don’t bosses listen to what matters to their staff?

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…


Added by Eliza Kirkby on March 21, 2016 at 8:04 — No Comments

Demise of paper giants & big law marks start of beyond 2020 workforce transformation

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.

 In June…


Added by Fay Calderone on March 21, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

The ABC of resilience and learned optimism

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…


Added by Lisa Harrison on March 18, 2016 at 13:06 — 1 Comment

Entrepreneur Visa November 2016

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.

 "The National…


Added by Maryke Wylde on March 18, 2016 at 10:15 — No Comments

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