Anti-bullying proposals could have wider impact: Lawyer
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:14am
Anti-bullying amendments to the Fair Work Act, due to take effect in July, could lead to a spate of psychological injury claims that will be extremely difficult to defend, warns employment lawyer Brad Swebeck.
Adverse action cases set to intensify: lawyer
Monday, 20 May 2013 7:18am
Initial concerns about the impact on employers of the Fair Work Act's adverse action provisions have proven to be unfounded, but employers should expect to face more claims now that case law has clarified the way it operates, says employment lawyer Amanda Harvey.
Webcast: Adverse action update - Key lessons from the case law
Friday, 17 May 2013 4:24pm
Rulings handed down since the commencement of the Fair Work Act's adverse action provisions have clarified some of the mystery around their operation and contain important lessons for employers.
Does your organisational design foster bullying?
Thursday, 18 April 2013 7:18am
Instead of viewing bullying as an "employee relationship issue", HR professionals should consider how their organisational design might be contributing to the problem, says change expert Sheryle Moon.
Traditional performance reviews "stifle" feedback
Thursday, 14 February 2013 7:25am
An HR expert and author is calling for an end to traditional performance reviews, arguing they actually stop managers from providing useful feedback to their team members.
Webcast: Discrimination - Modern risks and challenges
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 5:48pm
The discrimination landscape is constantly evolving, posing new challenges for HR professionals. Watch this webcast to learn how to guard against modern risks and meet your obligations.
In this presentation Brad Swebeck and Sarah Jones, from Hicksons Lawyers, explain contemporary discrimination risks arising from:
the Fair Work Act's general protections provisions (and how to defend claims); provisions in the Work Health & Safety Act; use of social media, by both employees and employers; collecting and storing information covered by the Privacy Act; diversity targets and "reverse discrimination"; application of workplace family-friendly practices; and more.
Caution urged when addressing drug issues
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 7:04am
Social media and blurry work/life boundaries mean employers can learn a lot about employees' out-of-work activities, but they should be very cautious about addressing them, according to employment lawyers.
Managing emotions key to successful leadership
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 7:28am
Developing an awareness of, and being able to manage and use emotions effectively, is an important part of successful leadership, according to authors Darren Hill, Alison Hill and Dr Sean Richardson.
Heed the warning signs of avoided conversations
Friday, 31 August 2012 5:19pm
HR practitioners and managers who are alert to signals of "silence and violence" can take early preventative steps to stop workplace issues exploding, says Sydney Institute of Management managing director, Brian Taylor.
Webcast: Crucial Conversations
Friday, 31 August 2012 5:03pm
In this presentation, learn the principles of "crucial conversations", and start to remove barriers to achieving results in all aspects of work.
Brian Taylor, of the Sydney Institute of Management, covers:
the essential elements of crucial conversations; the "silence to violence" continuum; three skills needed for crucial conversations; principles of effective dialogue; what we can learn from "masters of dialogue"; and applications for crucial conversations.
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