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A disciplinary action guide for underperformers

No doubt, we all cringe when we need to deal with an underperformer in the workplace. However, it’s important to note that managing an underperformer is common practice which most, if not all employers have to deal with at some stage. If not handled properly, it can lead to a disaster which can tarnish the reputation, viability and profitability of the employer’s business. Therefore, it is critical for employers to have proper disciplinary action policies/procedures in place to avoid any…

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Added by Emir Montazer (CAHRI) on November 25, 2018 at 19:15 — No Comments

Establishing Your Own RTO Agency - What You Need To Know

There are approximately 5,000 registered training organizations in Australia according to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). It is the fastest growing industry, by far. Many students are interested in mostly vocational education courses. These courses along with all the sought-after certifications are what Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) are offering. These institutions can offer many different types of certifications, from diplomas,…

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Added by Emily Wilson on November 23, 2018 at 22:22 — No Comments

Fly, eagle, fly – Lessons from the Manly Sea Eagles head coach resignation saga

The NRL’s Manly Sea Eagles have faced an uncomfortable situation regarding a key employee in recent times. Just as the club’s pre-season was about to start, it had two head coaches ready, willing and able to show up for training. Trent Barrett had tendered his resignation from the position in June 2018 and was serving out his twelve-month notice period. In the meantime, the club had also hired Des Hasler to replace Barrett as the head coach.

Despite hiring a new coach, the club…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on November 22, 2018 at 14:08 — No Comments

Muddying the waters: Adverse action taken against employee for failure to perform duties

The general protections provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) make it unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against a person for a prohibited reason. Often, however, employees include claims of bullying and harassment that have the effect of “muddying the waters” about the real reason that adverse action was taken.

In Turley v James Frizelles Automotive Group [ 2018] FCCA 2989, an employee claimed that his employer took…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on November 22, 2018 at 14:06 — No Comments

Anyone can accessorise: The accessorial liability provisions of the FW Act

Findings of accessorial liability for contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) are now frequent occurrences. Most commonly, the individuals found to have been involved in contraventions of the FW Act are directors of companies, and those findings of personal liability result from prosecutions brought by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

However, employers and their managers should be aware that it is not only the FWO that is able…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on November 22, 2018 at 14:03 — No Comments

22 Types of Workplace Bullying Behaviour

Bullying is the scourge of many workplaces. There are few things which destroy office morale, tear apart team cohesion or cause good staff to leave as quickly as victimisation and harassment in the workplace. Interestingly, research has identified 22 different types of bullying conduct which might be encountered in the average workplace. 

We outline these different types of bullying and provide tips…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on November 21, 2018 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

How secure is your data in the cloud?

Data security is increasingly becoming an issue of concern, particularly with more business activity being facilitated by the internet, for instance, transactions, data storage and business applications. And with businesses utilising cloud computing in growing numbers, naturally security around how data is stored in the cloud is an issue.

Generally security measures offered by cloud providers are good and many have invested heavily in this area. As security measures for cloud…

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Added by Andrew Tucker on November 21, 2018 at 15:22 — No Comments

How to Improve Productivity at Work by Ben Eatwell. Part 2 of 2

My last post covered how business leaders are looking to build agility and foster innovation into their organisations by using Project teams. Now I want to look at the second approach that came out from my research: breaking down roles into activities and subsequently optimising tasks.

Prioritisation 

According to a report by…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 21, 2018 at 8:21 — No Comments

The Enneagram – Discover The Core Values Of Your Team

We’re big believers in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and its benefits for the corporate world. But there’s another personality system we like to use, the Enneagram. 

We’ve been using it for over 20 years now, but for whatever reason, it doesn't have the widespread interest in corporate Australia that it probably should…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on November 20, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Are You Wasting Money On Expensive Executive Search Fees?

There’s one topic in the recruitment industry that continues to divide people: the fees charged by recruiters, especially those in the executive search space, for their services.

I’m talking predominantly about the larger global blue chip search brands, but also many of the other executive search companies that present themselves in Australia.

Despite it being a hot topic for years now, little has changed, but it definitely needs…

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Added by Richard Triggs on November 20, 2018 at 10:45 — No Comments

7 Effective Ways to Promote Safety in the Workplace

Keeping the employees safe while they work is one of the most basic and most important duties of any employer. It is their legal and moral obligation to make sure that no one can get hurt while working for them. However, it can be a bit complicated, especially if the job is such that provides many opportunities for physical harm. Sometimes a safety hazard isn’t perceived as such, and sometimes the employees aren’t careful enough and get hurt…

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Added by Emily Wilson on November 19, 2018 at 21:22 — No Comments

4 HR tips to deal with workers compensation claims

Even if your company has taken every safety precaution seriously, injuries can still happen. They are a necessary evil in some jobs and they have their consequences. Working in human resources puts you at the forefront of these situations. There are procedures you should follow when incidents occur and a worker files a compensation claim.

1. Injury claims should be investigated

After an incident has occurred, you should collect all the facts and…

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Added by Daniel Brown on November 16, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Work Christmas Parties: 3 Tips for a Fun Festive Function

It's the end of a long year. Employers and staff alike have worked hard and are looking forward to the opportunity to catch up, celebrate, network and relax.

The work Christmas party is often anticipated as an ideal way to farewell the working year, reward staff, and anticipate the year ahead. However, employers must understand that a successful - and incident-free - Christmas party is dependent upon good planning and…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on November 14, 2018 at 14:43 — No Comments

How to Improve Productivity at Work by Ben Eatwell. Part 1 of 2

Since I joined Weploy earlier this year, I’ve been talking with small to medium business leaders across a wide range of industries. My goal was to understand how customers are using Weploy and what drives them to hire temporary staff. It was immediately clear that they are all trying to increase workforce productivity by boosting…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 13, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Digivizer’s Top 5 Hiring Tips for the Jobs of the Future

This is a guestpost written by Emma Lo Russo, the CEO of Digivizer, an award-winning social and digital analytics platform that allows companies of all sizes to analyse in real-time their digital marketing programs in a simple,…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 13, 2018 at 12:59 — No Comments

Give Me a Chance!

I think back to when I was nearing the end of high school, and I didn't really have a clue what I wanted to do career-wise. I don’t think I was alone in that position. I started a course at Uni and then switched to another, I graduated, then all of a sudden was in the market for employment. I think quite a few graduates then and now, are left looking at a closed door with a sign saying “More experience needed!” It can become a vicious cycle.

Part of my mission in joining…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 12, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Never stop learning - Become the Master of the human resource management

People are a company’s most valuable asset. As a human resources manager, you are in charge of keeping that asset available and treasured. The company relies on you to deal with interpersonal problems among employees and between employees and employers. As you are dealing with constantly evolving people, learning is absolutely a part of your job. Improving on some of these fronts will increase your effectiveness as a mediator.…

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Added by Emily Wilson on November 9, 2018 at 20:07 — No Comments

How To Build A Career As A Board Executive

I often get approached by people looking to build a career as a board director. Many are just starting out, while others might already have one or sometimes two board roles, and are looking to grow a full portfolio to keep them occupied after retiring from their executive life.

Other times people have a desire to move into a board career earlier in their life. The good news is there are more opportunities than ever as the desire for diversity increases, not only in…

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Added by Richard Triggs on November 7, 2018 at 13:02 — No Comments

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

When conducting investigations or otherwise making determinations in the workplace, it is essential to avoid bias, whether conscious or unconscious. It is equally important to avoid a situation where co-workers believe decisions made in the workplace are biased - whether real or perceived.

WHAT IS UNCONSCIOUS BIAS? 

Unconscious bias may take a number of different forms,…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on November 7, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Improving Employee Recognition: 5 Thoughtful and Sincere Ideas

Most people are not willing to go the extra mile if they don’t feel appreciated. Would you want to work for a boss who never acknowledged your effort or said “thank you” if you worked late for free? No, of…

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Added by Catherine Palmer on November 7, 2018 at 8:03 — No Comments

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