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Cultural load – Is it time to evaluate the load and who is bearing it?

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 2:00PM

Catherine Gillespie

The term ‘Cultural Load’ was brought to my attention by an article in HRM (July 2021) in reference to the “extra pressure” employers are (often unknowingly) placing “on Aborigi

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Five mistakes leaders make that cause good employees quit

Monday, 11 October 2021 3:30PM

Mark Brand

Ask any good leader what their secret to success is and they will tell you it’s their people. The employees that show up day in and day out to do the work and drive the company

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81% of NSW and VIC SMEs have survived and plan to thrive after lockdowns

Tuesday, 05 October 2021 8:05AM

Tom Walley

A new survey has revealed just how resilient Melbourne and Sydney SMEs have been during the current lockdowns. More than a quarter have not been impacted by the lockdowns at al

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The intrinsic link between physical and mental health

Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:09AM

Anjanette Murfet

  The intrinsic link between physical and mental health Anjanette Murfet, Chief People & Communications Officer Accolade Wines   Long regarded by the corporate world as an

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Not a “one and done” thing: The importance of WHS refresher training

Thursday, 23 September 2021 11:51AM

Shane Koelmeyer

It is an expected and necessary part of work health and safety (WHS) plans that all new workers receive relevant WHS training. A recent decision in the NSW District Court (the

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Can an employee who resigned bring an action for unfair dismissal? 3 tips employers need to know about resignations during performance management

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 7:00AM

Jonathan Mamaril

While this may come as a surprise to some employers, there are in fact some circumstances where an employee’s resignation may be deemed a dismissal under the Fair Work Act 200

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Workplace wellbeing, diversity, and inclusion post-COVID

Monday, 27 September 2021 12:00PM

Maureen Frank

What will workplace wellbeing, diversity and inclusion look and feel like to organisations post Covid-19? I committed to having 100 virtual coffees with leaders and diversity a

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Procedurally disastrous: Commission orders employer to pay compensation as a result of its procedurally unfair disciplinary process

Thursday, 23 September 2021 11:43AM

Shane Koelmeyer

When investigating allegations of misconduct against an employee in the workplace, employers must ensure that any ensuing disciplinary process is kept distinct from and separat

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Employee data privacy and making things easier: Can you have the cake & eat it?

Thursday, 23 September 2021 6:55AM

Quin Rijnders

Lightening your workload by improving the way you look after employee data privacy We know and understand that you care for your employees and their data. In recent years, ther

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News update: Changes to the Fair Work Act and Sex Discrimination Act to commence shortly

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 2:30PM

Shane Koelmeyer

On 2 September 2021, the Federal Parliament passed the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill). The Bill implements a number of recomm

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News update: Casual terms award review 2021

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 2:30PM

Shane Koelmeyer

In March 2021, the casual employment amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) introduced a new statutory definition of “casual employee” and an entitlement to casual

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Building sustainable diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 2:30PM

Stefan Hinrichsen

Six considerations to support DE&I using robust talent assessments Organisations are strengthening their diversity, equity and inclusivity (DE&I) strategies and progra

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Full force denied: Commission rejects constructive dismissal claim after finding performance review process did not force employee to resign

Thursday, 09 September 2021 4:46PM

Shane Koelmeyer

For an employee to access the unfair dismissal jurisdiction, they must be “dismissed” from their employment by the employer. In some instances, a resignation can be a “dismissa

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7 things businesses can do now, to recover quickly after lockdown

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 9:30AM

Tom Walley

A proportion of businesses that are still operating healthily in the current lockdown may have slowed their pace as they wait for the re-opening. However, I believe that busine

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COVID-19 has propelled interest in corporate wellbeing, and here’s what we can expect to see longer term

Thursday, 02 September 2021 11:21AM

Dipra Ray

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every individual, community, and organisation in the world. It has brought prolonged periods of professional, personal, social and financial

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Qantas decide to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for all staff

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 7:00AM

Jonathan Mamaril

Following on from the introduction of a Compulsory Vaccine Policy introduced by SPC and the updated guidance from the …

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Flexible work isn’t really that flexible

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 5:07PM

Katriina Tahka

Since the first wave of COVID in 2020, ways of working have rapidly evolved. We seem to have finally arrived at an equilibrium of flexible working, where employees are offered

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Fair Work Ombudsman change their tune regarding COVID-19 vaccines (a new 4 tier system)

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 11:30AM

Jonathan Mamaril

The Fair Work Ombudsman have now released new guidance to allow Employers in certain circumstances to make compulsory and mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies. This is a major

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