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Elder Abuse in Care

The most vulnerable members of our society are generally those with disabilities, the very young and the elderly. People who are vulnerable are at greater risk of being abused or otherwise mistreated, especially in residential care facilities. This is currently being made distressingly clear at the aged care Royal Commission. 

We discuss what elder abuse in care looks like, how it can occur and what factors can make…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on September 18, 2019 at 16:44 — No Comments

How to effectively roll out OKRs in your organisation

For the past 5 years, The Agile Eleven has been using a goal-setting tool popularised by Google called Objectives & Key Results (OKRs). Why do we use it? To drive organisational alignment to help achieve our goals and vision. OKRs are so ingrained in our culture and ways of working that we have been implementing it with our clients, and have even started using them as part of our…

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Added by Katya Noble on September 17, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

How to take control of a workload when you’re feeling overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed by your workload is a common, mortifying feeling. It’s easy to get caught up and take on much more than what could be handled, especially if you really care and are invested in you work.

When valuable time is wasted stressing over imminent deadlines, incomplete tasks start to pile up. It’s beneficial to take a moment and address the situation before the work tasks get too out of control.

Here are five simple steps to stay organised in taking control of an…

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Added by Belinda Lyone on September 17, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments

How to Move Forward After a Workplace Investigation

A workplace investigation can be a traumatic and emotional event for everyone involved. 

Let's take a look at how an organisation can move forward after a workplace investigation, regardless of whether the complaint has been upheld or if any disciplinary action has been taken. 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN INVESTIGATION IS CONCLUDED? 

After the investigative…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on September 11, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments

How to build a personal leadership panel

Studies show that there is still a severe lack of women in senior roles in Australia. There is a huge gender pay gap, and we still see discrimination in the workplace. But how can individual women cut through these infuriating statistics and break into the C-suite? We wrote up an inspiring talk by the Head of Video at Twitter, Lottie Laws on how she managed it. 

Wife. Mother. Ex-Premier League Basketballer, regional Volleyballer and…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 10, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

4 Techniques to Beat Decision Fatigue

We are subject to certain biases and limiting factors when making decisions. When the average person is reported to make up to 226.7 choices per day on food alone, it is unsurprising #DecisionFatigue is becoming a greater problem which is limiting our ability to make decisions on the whole. Here, Weploy COO Ben reveals his top techniques to ensure he is optimising his decision making ability.

When I…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 10, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

Company Growing? How to Plan Your HR Department Structure

Nowadays, thanks to the development of virtually all aspects of business, starting your own company is easier than ever. It is not difficult to understand, then, why small businesses represent a considerable force on today’s market. In fact, according to statistics, small businesses already accounted for one-third of US exports in 2015, and as much as 88% of…

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Added by Lucas H. Parker on September 9, 2019 at 20:14 — No Comments

The Truth of the Gig Economy

What is the “Gig Economy” anyway? 

Defined as a “Labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs” - Gig work is not a new concept. The hype around the Gig Economy, however, has risen in Australia of late, largely down to the widespread adoption of digital platforms like Uber, Deliveroo, and Airtasker. Whilst short term “gigs” and freelance jobs have been…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 16:19 — No Comments

The #Gigster Series - Employee Gigster Types

Experienced career trainer, author, Independent LinkedIn Specialist and of course, professional Gigster - Sue Ellson has a background in career development, human resources and online publishing. #Gigsters is her fourth book and provides a user friendly guide to navigating the new world of work and the kind of life choices we have like never before. Here she gives us an insiders guide to…
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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

How to Make Better Decisions

When I think about the best leaders I've worked with there has always been one element that stands true. I trust and respect their decision making. I don't have to want to be their best friend, but I have to believe in the decisions they make.

I'm faced with a multitude of decisions every day and my biggest priority, both professionally and personally, is to constantly improve how I make decisions. So I thought I'd share the four most important principles I've…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

Challenging Assumptions - A Practical Guide to Innovation

I want to talk a little bit about Marvin Pipkin and what he can show us about challenging assumptions. When the United States Army Scientist returned to civilian life and joined General Electric in the 1920’s - he was set the “impossible” task of creating a lightbulb that was frosted on the inside. But Marvin, not understanding this was a joke for new recruits, set about as if it were possible, and in 1925, the new internally frosted light bulb was completed.

Creating and using…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

Secrets of a Growth Hacker

Growth hacker, startup Unicorn, serial entrepreneur, nature lover and part merman Eddie Dostine has had tenures in the early stages of Uber, Deliveroo and Airtasker. Here he tells us a little about his career path and reveals a few important learnings from growing businesses.

My first work experience was at the early stages of Uber Australia, where I interned whilst completing my masters at Sydney…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Temporary to Permanent Staff Conversion: An Employer Guide

It’s a problem we’re finding ourselves faced with more and more frequently. One of our Weployers hires a Weployee through the platform for a few hours, a couple of weeks or months, and like Kate Winslet to a slowly, tragically dying Leonardo di Caprio hanging onto a fragment of the majestic Titanic vessel in the North Atlantic Ocean - they just can’t let go. Our pool of Weployees are so…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

What the Foodora Case Means for Contractors Vs Employees

The three workers were allegedly asked to sign a contract entitled “Independent Contractor Agreement” when they started work, implying they were contractors - filling in their ABN number and…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 5, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments

What is Work-Life Balance?

New research by US Compensation, Culture and Career Monitoring site Comparably.com shows some pretty dire results when it comes to employee satisfaction. An anonymous survey was conducted to discover the Best Companies for Work-Life Balance, and asked employees a series of questions including “Are you satisfied with your work-life balance”, “How long do you take for lunch breaks” and “On average, how many hours do you work per day”. The key findings state that:

  • 51% of…
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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 5, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

How to Deal with Workplace Conflict

Any sphere in which humans interact with each other is likely to involve certain levels of conflict. This is certainly the case in the workplace, where employees are required to spend significant amounts of time with people they may not otherwise choose to be involved with. 

Although workplace conflict is unavoidable, it does need to be dealt with to ensure that staff remain engaged and productive. We take a look at…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on September 4, 2019 at 17:18 — No Comments

Are you handling outplacement the right way?

There is a big challenge with outplacement services, and that is that for many organisations, it is quite often seen as a grudge purchase. And we’re not being unkind here.

With the wellbeing, performance and success of a transitioning employee no longer a direct impact on you or your bottom line, it can be easy not to show the level of care, support and proactivity that exiting employees need from you as…

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Added by Mark Brand on September 4, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

Only time will tell: Full Court decides meaning of “day” for personal/carer’s leave

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia recently handed down a decision (Mondelez v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) [2019] FCAFC 138 (Mondelez)) that is likely to have significant impacts on the accrual and taking of personal/carer’s leave, not to mention the management of the entitlement by employers.



Personal/carer’s leave…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on September 4, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

A little less conversational swearing: Casual swearing no excuse for conduct

There is no doubt that swearing in the workplace is unacceptable – the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has repeatedly held that swearing in an abusive manner that is directed towards others is a valid reason for dismissal. 



Often employees seek to justify their use of coarse language by claiming that there is a culture of swearing in their particular workplace. Earlier this year, in Pridham and Rose v Viterra Operations Pty Ltd T/A Viterra [2019] FWC 1018,…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on September 4, 2019 at 12:55 — No Comments

Just Managing: Workplace bullying and reasonable management action

Workplace bullying can be extremely serious and should not be tolerated by employers.



Across Australia, employers are required to provide employees with a safe and healthy work environment, and genuine workplace bullying can put the health and safety of employees at risk. The anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) created by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) is directed towards remedying real cases of workplace…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on September 4, 2019 at 12:35 — No Comments

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