April 2019 Blog Posts (31)

Why You Must Educate Your Employees about Cybersecurity (and How)

With all the news coverage on major data breaches and cyberattacks on famous corporations, cybersecurity remains a hot topic. There is, however, a common misconception among small and medium-sized businesses that these types of attacks are targeted only at the big guys. Possibly as…


Added by Catherine Palmer on April 29, 2019 at 10:50 — No Comments

Easy Ways to Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

Any success a company may have is founded on the minds and bodies of its staff. They are its most valuable resource, and employee satisfaction should be among top priorities for any successful business. After all, a happy employee is a productive one. By taking care of your staff, and improving their office life, you can tap into their maximum potential, and improve business performance. With this in mind, we take a look at ways to change your company in order…


Added by Emma Lawson on April 27, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

The Privacy Act: Implications for Workplace Investigators

There can be many questions, fears and insecurities that arise in the course of a workplace investigation. Experienced investigators are often asked by witnesses and other staff to divulge what has been said and by whom. This is unsurprising; after all, for one or more people their reputation and/or job could be on the line as a result of accusations made. 

Workplace investigators must take care when dealing with the…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on April 24, 2019 at 13:11 — No Comments

5 Tips for Employer Branding in Mass Media

It’s no secret that recruiters in 2019 need to spread their employer brands across multiple channels in order to catch the attention of qualified job candidates. Most recruiters tend to focus on social media channels like Facebook and Instagram—with good reason—but there’s also more to life than tweets…


Added by Damian Samoila on April 23, 2019 at 18:33 — No Comments

6 Activities Perfect for Enhancing Team Spirit among Your Employees

Your employees make the core of your company. They are the ones who will help your business thrive. So, it goes without saying that it's necessary to make an effort to create a sense of teamwork among them.

The more your employees get to know each other, the stronger their relationships will be. In return, they will become a more effective team. In case you are considering possible activities for your employees, here are some of the best options.…


Added by Mike Parsons on April 19, 2019 at 17:52 — No Comments

5 Interesting Facts About Recruitment Marketing Automation

You have your company’s employee value proposition nailed down. You have your ideal candidate personas broken down by position, and you've selected a number of social channels that might be good fits for running targeted ad campaigns. Now, you're wondering how best to implement this strategy and begin spreading your employer brand and EVP to an audience of future applicants. Maybe someone has brought up the idea of using …


Added by Damian Samoila on April 17, 2019 at 19:27 — No Comments

The Right Mix: Professionalism, Impartiality and Empathy

When conducting a workplace investigation, it is essential that there is consideration given to maintaining an appropriate balance between professionalism, impartiality and empathy. 

By ensuring that this balance is maintained, employers are best able to protect the interests of staff, and safeguard against allegations…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on April 17, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Apple and Aldi, the most ‘actively’ searched companies for jobs in Australia, over the last three years

Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, that recently launched in Australia, and SEMrush, a marketing analytics SaaS platform, have teamed up to find out some…


Added by Kayla Medica on April 17, 2019 at 10:49 — No Comments

Want Happy Employees? 4 Proven Ways to Improve Onboarding

There’s been a lot of discussion around how HR technology can improve the experience at work. 

Now new digital tools have the power to deliver a seamless onboarding process.

You may be wary of HR tech. Implementing the latest trend just for the sake of it – without consideration of your…


Added by Gal Thompson on April 15, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Talk to Me: the importance of consultation in the redundancy process



Added by Shane Koelmeyer on April 15, 2019 at 12:07 — No Comments

How Google Analytics Can Help Recruiters

So much recruitment activity happens online these days that it can be tough to recall the eras in which it didn’t. Still, if anyone reading this has been to a job fair (either as a recruiter or a job seeker) in the past few years, you at least have a sense of what in-person employer branding push looks like. The world looks very different from behind a booth decked out with corporate logos and recruitment-centric pamphlets: you can see not just how many people stop at your table, but how…


Added by Damian Samoila on April 11, 2019 at 22:20 — No Comments

No good in goodbye – employee on stress leave did not abandon employment

Some employers may find themselves in the situation where an employee fails to show up to work for a period of time with no notice and no communication about their absence – never to be heard from again.

How the employer should respond? Particularly where it appears that the employee has abandoned their employment and has brought the employment relationship to an end.

In the recent decision in Thompson v Zadlea Pty Ltd T/A Atlas Steel [2019] FWC 1687, the Fair Work…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on April 11, 2019 at 10:48 — No Comments

Family Feud: FWC orders managing director to stop bullying HR manager

In response to an application to stop bullying, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has the power to make any orders it thinks necessary to prevent workplace bullying from continuing. The FWC’s exercise of this discretionary power has resulted in some interesting orders over the years, including requiring employees to greet each other in the mornings or directing that an employee stop exercising at work in the vicinity of another employee.

In a more recent decision, the…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on April 11, 2019 at 10:44 — No Comments

Safety is not a “sometimes thing”: Employer fined for failing to effectively enforce safe systems

The NSW District Court has convicted and fined a KFC franchisee after a young worker sustained third degree burns when his foot slipped into hot oil while he was cleaning the hoods of an overhead ventilation system.  

The worker, who was 20 years old at the time of the incident, was employed as a Food Service Team Member at a KFC restaurant in North Coffs Harbour, NSW. He was tasked by his supervisor (who was just 19 years old) with cleaning cooking equipment in the kitchen, including…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on April 11, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

Legal Professional Privilege and Workplace Investigations

When a workplace investigation is required, there may occasionally be good reason to seek legal professional privilege regarding the findings. This is particularly the case in matters that may require criminal investigation, such as fraud, theft or sexual harassment. 

So, is it sufficient to engage a law firm when undertaking workplace investigation if you wish to attract legal professional privilege? We take a look…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on April 10, 2019 at 11:29 — No Comments

Headhunted Shortlist – Testing Executive Talent In The Marketplace

What do you do when you’re thinking about replacing a current employee who is underperforming? Or have a position to fill and an internal candidate who meets the requirements of the role, but you want to make sure you’re hiring the right person for the job?

It’s important not to rush your decision for obvious reasons, but pressure can take over and it’s not always a simple process.

There’s no harm in testing and comparing the skill…


Added by Richard Triggs on April 9, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

How To Help Employees Navigate Through A Business's Financial Crisis

Being a business owner or manager isn’t the cushiest job. You have a host of responsibilities towards both your company and your loyal workers. Imagine how difficult it must be to run a company when things aren’t going very well. You have to juggle difficult decisions and employee satisfaction during a volatile time…


Added by Daniel Brown on April 8, 2019 at 17:44 — No Comments

Eddie McGuire and The Bystander

The recent comments made by Eddie McGuire while commentating on the coin toss by Cynthia Banham has had plenty of air time. I question the co-commentators who were laughing and agreeing with Eddie's comments. What is their role as the 'bystander'? We talk about the role of the witness in our bullying and harassment training, we coach staff to speak out and speak up. Mention the phrase: 'The standard you walk past is the standard you accept' and everyone nods in…


Added by Catherine Gillespie on April 8, 2019 at 16:21 — No Comments

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