Catherine Gillespie
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  • Geelong, Victoria
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Adverse action claims – are we likely to see a spike?

With many businesses having considered reducing the size of their workforce, it seemed one of the most talked about topics was unfair dismissal claims. Businesses were keen to ensure that in response to the downturn in revenue their corresponding economic situation was justification alone for any dismissal being fair.For what percentage of businesses did the Covid-19 lockdown present the ‘perfect opportunity’ to terminate the employment contracts of staff who presented as ‘difficult to manage’,…See More
Jun 18
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

How Often Have You Heard, ‘Post Covid-19 Lockdown We Need To Work Together’?

By the time employees return to the same worksite, this may be not just a ‘well worn’ cliché but a disregarded one. Catch phrases are memorable and repeatable but do they evoke the intended action?When people are fearful, feeling even slightly threatened, uncertain or in any way unsafe, what is considered ‘good’ for the community is considered ‘not good enough’ for the individual.We need to work together respectfully. All employees will say this expectation is a given. But will all employees…See More
Jun 17
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

How Often Have You Heard, ‘Post Covid-19 Lockdown We Need To Work Together’?

By the time employees return to the same worksite, this may be not just a ‘well worn’ cliché but a disregarded one. Catch phrases are memorable and repeatable but do they evoke the intended action?When people are fearful, feeling even slightly threatened, uncertain or in any way unsafe, what is considered ‘good’ for the community is considered ‘not good enough’ for the individual.We need to work together respectfully. All employees will say this expectation is a given. But will all employees…See More
Jun 12
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Strategic Planning & The Future of Work and Workplaces

In a recent Forbes article Tracey Brower made ‘5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work’. One prediction is that ‘Your boss and teammates will be more empathetic about your work-life’. Brower claims, ‘After having been home so…See More
May 21
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Strategic Planning & The Future of Work and Workplaces

In a recent Forbes article Tracey Brower made ‘5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work’. One prediction is that ‘Your boss and teammates will be more empathetic about your work-life’. Brower claims, ‘After having been home so…See More
May 21
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Difficult Conversations Part 4

This is the fourth blog on the subject of difficult conversations. You can read the first article here, the second article here and third…See More
Apr 19
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Difficult Conversations Part 4

This is the fourth blog on the subject of difficult conversations. You can read the first article here, the second article here and third…See More
Apr 17
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Difficult Conversations Part 3

This is the third blog on the subject of difficult conversations. You can read the first article here and the second article…See More
Mar 13
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Difficult Conversations Part 3

This is the third blog on the subject of difficult conversations. You can read the first article here and the second article…See More
Mar 13
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Difficult Conversations Part 2

In the first part of this blog series the setting for the discomfort felt by both the manager (speaker) and the staff member (listener) was explored. Often the discomfort felt by the manager is momentarily acknowledged then put aside as though it shouldn’t happen and it is weak or poor management to feel this way.However, denying this discomfort exists does not allow the manger…See More
Feb 17
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Difficult Conversations Part 2

In the first part of this blog series the setting for the discomfort felt by both the manager (speaker) and the staff member (listener) was explored. Often the discomfort felt by the manager is momentarily acknowledged then put aside as though it shouldn’t happen and it is weak or poor management to feel this way.However, denying this discomfort exists does not allow the manger…See More
Feb 14
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Difficult Conversations Part 1

Holding a conversation for which you believe the content will upset the listener evokes the concept of a difficult conversation. Difficult because the speaker often assumes the news will be difficult for the receiver to hear. And so the conversation also becomes labelled as difficult for the speaker to know how best to frame what they need to say to cause the least discomfort for the listener. In such situations, the manager may make assumptions about the intellectual and emotional intelligence…See More
Jan 17
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Difficult Conversations Part 1

Holding a conversation for which you believe the content will upset the listener evokes the concept of a difficult conversation. Difficult because the speaker often assumes the news will be difficult for the receiver to hear. And so the conversation also becomes labelled as difficult for the speaker to know how best to frame what they need to say to cause the least discomfort for the listener. In such situations, the manager may make assumptions about the intellectual and emotional intelligence…See More
Jan 17
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Emotional Agility

Susan David, psychologist and author of the book ‘Emotional Agility’ states that organisations need to get comfortable with uncomfortable emotions in order to provide a psychologically safe workplace in which staff feel safe to bare their emotional truth. She believes that when leaders are comfortable with uncomfortable emotions, they are better equipped to listen to staff and explore the real drivers of the emotion to uncover mutually beneficial outcomes for both the staff member and the…See More
Dec 16, 2019
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Emotional Agility

Susan David, psychologist and author of the book ‘Emotional Agility’ states that organisations need to get comfortable with uncomfortable emotions in order to provide a psychologically safe workplace in which staff feel safe to bare their emotional truth. She believes that when leaders are comfortable with uncomfortable emotions, they are better equipped to listen to staff and explore the real drivers of the emotion to uncover mutually beneficial outcomes for both the staff member and the…See More
Dec 13, 2019

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Company website/blog
http://www.WorkplaceConflictResolution.com.au
Personal blog
http://www.workplaceconflictresolution.com.au/blog/
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
conflict resolution
mediation
grievance investigation
communication
leadership
bullying
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

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Adverse action claims – are we likely to see a spike?

Posted on June 17, 2020 at 6:00 0 Comments

With many businesses having considered reducing the size of their workforce, it seemed one of the most talked about topics was unfair dismissal claims. Businesses were keen to ensure that in response to the downturn in revenue their corresponding economic situation was justification alone for any dismissal being fair.

For what percentage of businesses did the Covid-19 lockdown…

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How Often Have You Heard, ‘Post Covid-19 Lockdown We Need To Work Together’?

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 12:00 0 Comments

By the time employees return to the same worksite, this may be not just a ‘well worn’ cliché but a disregarded one. Catch phrases are memorable and repeatable but do they evoke the intended action?

When people are fearful, feeling even slightly threatened, uncertain or in any way unsafe, what is considered ‘good’ for the community is considered ‘not good enough’ for the individual.

We need to work together respectfully. All employees will say this expectation is a…

Continue

Strategic Planning & The Future of Work and Workplaces

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 11:30 0 Comments

In a recent Forbes article Tracey Brower made ‘5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work’.



One prediction is that ‘Your…

Continue

Difficult Conversations Part 4

Posted on April 17, 2020 at 11:17 0 Comments

This is the fourth blog on the subject of difficult conversations. You can read the first article here, the second article here and…

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