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Can't agree? Does it matter?

I’m starting with the assumption that we all agree it’s actually OK not to agree all the time. (Yes I see I’ve asked you to agree and we said we don’t actually have to! But just go with it. OK)?

So, what do you do if you are the facilitator in a conversation and people aren’t agreeing? Or, if you are a manager and…

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Added by Zandy Fell on May 7, 2019 at 6:00 — No Comments

Safeguarding the sanity of health professionals

They are the modern-day superheroes who play a critical role in providing quality healthcare to our siblings, parents, children and community. Their whole ethos is centred around helping others – yet the question must be asked, who is helping the health professionals when they face their own health challenges?

The mental health of our valued doctors and health workers is an ongoing concern and, for 85 per cent of doctors, mental illness is not just something they treat but something…

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Added by Paul Gordon on May 2, 2019 at 15:24 — No Comments

The importance of building T-shaped employees

In 2019, one of the terms we are going to hear more about is the ‘T-shaped employee’.

The term T-shaped employee was popularised a couple of years ago by Tim Brown, the CEO of the IDEO, a California design firm known for its innovative practices.

A T-shaped employee is an individual who has deep knowledge and skills in a particular area, along with a willingness and ability to make connections across disciplines. The horizontal bar of the T represents the ability to collaborate…

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Added by Rosie Cairnes on May 1, 2019 at 16:51 — No Comments

6 Proven Techniques for Improving Employee Productivity

Improving employee productivity is arguably one of the most complex tasks you could be required to undertake as a business owner or an HR professional, though with the right data and a reliable guide, the process might not be as difficult as you imagined.

Depending on the type of business you own or manage, you’ll need to make a few changes, invest in some new equipment and implement a few exciting new strategies. You’ll find that the productivity boost won’t happen immediately,…

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Added by Gina Banks on May 1, 2019 at 16:43 — No Comments

Substantiating Claims of Reportable Conduct

It is one of society's great shames that our most vulnerable individuals are often open to abuse by those entrusted with their care. However, it is somewhat edifying to know that stringent legal and regulatory measures are in place in Australia to ensure that employers and others act quickly when allegations arise of abuse in care. 

In the case of issues involving children, organisations such as the Ombudsman mandate…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on May 1, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

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…

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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…

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Added by Emma Lawson on April 27, 2019 at 18:21 — 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…

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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…

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

5 Cyber Security Threats to Businesses in 2019

2018 was ‘the year of privacy’, raising questions across the globe about the security of sensitive information. With the rate of cyber security incidents increasing by a staggering 33% each year, it’s an ever-pressing issue for Australian businesses. So, what are the key cyber security threats to consider in 2019, and how can your team be empowered to respond effectively?…



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Added by Erica Dearn on April 23, 2019 at 11:02 — 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.…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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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…

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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…

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

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