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Workplace bullying in the time of COVID-19

Friday 22 May 2020

David Sorauer

WEIR Principal Consultant Christa Ludlow has prepared a whitepaper titled Workplace Bullying, Evidence Based Approaches to a Complex Problem - which you can download for free ....

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Five Effective Communication Strategies for Diverse Teams

Thursday 21 May 2020

Laura Massey

In today's workplaces, it's common to find team members from all different parts of the world. The biggest challenge of managing cross-cultural teams is to ensure that no team members'...

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Taking the high ground: FWC upholds dismissal of employee who stored marijuana equipment in the workplace

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Shane Koelmeyer

In deciding whether to take disciplinary action against an employee, it is important for employers to ensure that the employee is given a reasonable opportunity to provide a response or...

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Strategic Planning & The Future of Work and Workplaces

Thursday 21 May 2020

Catherine Gillespie

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...

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The Future of Working from Home

Thursday 21 May 2020

Amy Vu

Tips for working from home effectively Some people fantasise about working from the comfort of their own home. Whilst for others, it can set off alarm bells and a sense of dread. Whether your...

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Cover me: Dismissed department Head fails in bid to be covered by modern award

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Shane Koelmeyer

The unfair dismissal provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) ( FW Act ) provide a mechanism by which employees who have been unfairly dismissed can seek a remedy through the Fair Work...

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Re-Entry without burning up

Monday 18 May 2020

Suzanne Gavrilovic

Re-entry without burning up When a spacecraft re-enters the atmosphere, they have to get the speed and angle just right if they are to avoid burning up. We suggest this will also be the case...

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Blame game: Experience of worker no excuse for not complying with work health and safety duty

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Shane Koelmeyer

In R v Sapform Pty Ltd [2020] NSWDC 86, the NSW District Court (the Court ) has criticised a formwork company for attempting to blame a worker who died after he was impaled by a metal bar...

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Cultural Plasticity - How well have you adapted?

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Suzanne Gavrilovic

Those of us who can have now been working from home for close to a month so it's time to assess, how well have you adapted? Organisations with " Cultural Plasticity " can adapt easily to change ....

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Business as unusual. Re-engaging teams in a post-Covid-19 workplace.

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Debbie Morrison

In the last few weeks there have been signs from both Federal and State Governments that Australia may soon start to emerge from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis. While there's still much...

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Vexed variation: The FWC, COVID-19 and variations to redundancy pay

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Shane Koelmeyer

The Fair Work Commission ( FWC ) has a vital role to play in the management of the current COVID-19 pandemic as it continues to impact employment relationships across the country. One aspect...

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Opportunities of online meetings

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Tony Fell

Key Points: Online meetings have led to lots of changes Two positive opportunities are: The chance for individuals to redefine the role they play with the team The...

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