HR managers need to understand how industrial instruments and relevant legislation affect disciplinary matters before tricky situations arise, says Alison Page, a legal advisor to Wise Workplace Investigations.
A Victorian employee who was sacked without notice for breaching her employer's "backbiting policy" was unfairly dismissed, Fair Work Australia has ruled, describing the policy as "an extremely blunt instrument".
A senior employee whose performance was never assessed to determine whether she was eligible for a bonus has been awarded $74,000 in damages after a court confirmed her employment agreement was breached.
An employee's first day of work is critical in getting the relationship with their new employer off to a good start, but many organisations fail to ensure the experience is a positive one, says human capital expert Anthony Sork.
Why don't we, as managers, go above and beyond to be sure that our employees are constantly learning? When an employee has fully learned the functions of their position, are there not still things that we can teach them?
Evolutions - the stuff that is cemented by results, the stuff that takes your company to the next level or keeps your company at its current level (if that is your strategy), usually takes a certain personality trait...