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Is It Time To Re-Frame The Language?

Thursday 15 August 2019

Catherine Gillespie

In an earlier post titled ' Who Really is the Difficult Conversation For? ' I discussed the four stages for ensuring a clear and factual communication exchange that is both productive and...

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"We Have Never Had An Issue Before" - How Masterchef And Chatime Have Showed The Perils Of Underpayment Of Wages

Thursday 15 August 2019

Jonathan Mamaril

Underpayment of wages - "We have never had an issue before, so there is no need to worry about it" this is a standard line used by many employers and clients of NB Lawyers - lawyers for...

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Not ok in any (con)text: Texting, dismissal and the FWC

Monday 15 July 2019

Shane Koelmeyer

Terminating an employee's employment can be a confronting situation. It is difficult news to deliver and is often fuelled with emotion. For those reasons, many managers and employers attempt to...

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The Role of the Fair Work Commission in Workplace Disputes

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Vince Scopelliti

There is a high likelihood that every employer will have to deal with action - or at least the threat of action - involving the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Let's take a look at the role of...

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How to Start and Grow Your HR Department

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Emma Lawson

Building a human resource department is necessary for every business. However, if you are still in the early stages, you might have problems hiring all the required people. At first, you...

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Leaders listen up, leaders step up!

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Zandy Fell

Leaders are responsible for the landscape they create! Warning! Rant ahead. Warning! Rant ahead. Over the last few weeks, I have done 3 separate mediations in 3 separate...

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The Pelican Brief: FWC reinstates pelican feeder to job 'as rare as hen's teeth'

Monday 05 August 2019

Shane Koelmeyer

The Fair Work Commission ( FWC ) has recently ordered the re-instatement of a dedicated pelican feeder in the San Remo region in southern Victoria who worked only one hour a week, finding that his...

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The Importance of Social Media For HR

Friday 09 August 2019

Emma Lawson

Unless you are living the life of a hermit, you are most likely online in some capacity. Let's face it, even Buddhist monks in Tibet use smartphones on daily basis. What is the go to place...

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Negative Impact of Smokers in the Workplace

Thursday 08 August 2019

Emma Williams

Businesses are all about the bottom line, which means looking at all the different things that can negatively affect it and making changes. Surprisingly, employees that smoke have been...

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When to turn to temp agencies

Thursday 08 August 2019

Sara Kaplan

Businesses of all sizes and industries use temp agencies to help them bring on extra staff quickly when they find themselves in need of support. It could help them flex up during seasonal peaks or...

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Court Bags a Bully - Worker convicted for bullying behaviour

Monday 05 August 2019

Shane Koelmeyer

Work health and safety legislation aims to provide protections for workers and other persons by eliminating or minimising risks to health and safety. In addition to the primary duty of care...

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The four things you need to know to build an enviable employment brand

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Mark Brand

Gone are the days where top candidates eagerly await to hear from an employer. Now, thanks to skill shortages, workplace needs and technology advances, the very best candidates are in the position...

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