Minimising the risk of an unfair dismissal claim arising out of termination for serious misconduct.
If a poorly conducted investigation leads to dismissal, the business could find itself in front of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) with an unfair dismissal claim to argue.
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) will uphold an unfair dismissal claim (that meets jurisdictional qualifications) if the employment termination has been harsh, unjust or unreasonable. A lack of natural justice,…Continue
Added by Catherine Gillespie on October 12, 2018 at 13:06 — No Comments
On 10 October, individuals and organisations across the globe will recognise World Mental Health Day. Pleasingly, this day is one of many initiatives that are focusing on challenging perceptions about mental illness. Due in large part to this awareness, we are seeing increased recognition of the need to protect, promote and support mental health, not only in our personal lives, but also in the workplace.
Supporting mental health is not only a goal of critical importance in the…Continue
Added by Mario Machado on October 10, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments
For many employees, one of the most difficult aspects of navigating the modern workplace is deciding whether to disclose a mental health issue.
Not every employee is required to be open about their condition, and there is often a fear of the potential consequences for their career if they are.
We take a look at when an employee is obligated to disclose, what employers must do,…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on October 10, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments
At People Leaders, we’re always happy to hear from our readers and listeners. But today, we’re getting really interactive. If there are things you really want and you’re willing to try and make them happen, we want you to get in touch and tell us all about it. Why? Well, what we really want is to put all our knowledge and experience, tools and resources at your fingertips to help you get what you really…
Added by Jan Terkelsen on October 8, 2018 at 12:24 — No Comments
A recent report by Monitor Deloitte on the Future of Human Resources paints an interesting picture for the future role of the profession:
“The days of Human Resources as we know it at present may be numbered … shifts in the role and importance of unions in the business world, employee preferences regarding…Continue
Added by Karen Schmidt on October 5, 2018 at 12:19 — No Comments
‘Learning Needs’ are too often identified from afar. Whether it’s from our organisation’s leaders; department heads; line managers; or from others in HR. We’ve all been there:
“Hi L&D, our managers need to be better coaches, could you deliver us a course, please?”
On the surface, this request seems pretty reasonable – and…Continue
Added by Kiren Kahlon on October 4, 2018 at 19:15 — No Comments
All teams come across different challenges in the workplace. Some of these issues can be resolved with a quick discussion or team meeting, while others can be a little trickier to overcome.
Some of these more challenging issues can creep their way into your team’s workflow – damaging productivity and team success. These issues can sometimes act like a virus, going undetected until it’s too late and you experience your team performance crumble before your eyes.
A team coach…Continue
Added by David Leahy on October 4, 2018 at 14:50 — No Comments
Being aware of job stress, and proactive about its potential effect on staff and their ongoing mental health, is an important component of ensuring employee satisfaction and OHS in any business.
But it is crucial not to confuse job stress with a psychological injury, which may or may not have been caused by the work environment.
Added by Vince Scopelliti on October 3, 2018 at 12:32 — No Comments
In a recent LinkedIn post, we celebrated World Gratitude Day by offering ‘The Gift of 5 Minutes’ gratitude ‘sticky pad’ notes for our valued clients and LinkedIn connections. You can view the post here. I would like to expand on the thoughts shared in this post and hope you come to experience (or are already experiencing) the many rewards that flow from a daily practice of expressing…Continue
Added by Catherine Gillespie on October 1, 2018 at 7:00 — No Comments