Upcoming webinars

HR Daily webinars keep you updated on vital HR compliance topics, practical guidance, thought leadership and more.

You'll learn from experts and specialists without leaving your desk - watch our webinars live and participate in the Q&A via your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone.

HR Daily Premium members receive complimentary passes to all online events, while casual registration is available for a limited number of webinars.

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Webcast: Where are your talent management blind spots?

Webcast: Where are your talent management blind spots?
Summary: COVID-19 has heightened the need for employers to manage their workforce more strategically, but two common 'blind spots' are contributing to performance and retention issues. This HR Daily Premium webcast will share the consequences of these blind spots and how to overcome them.
When: Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

COVID-19 has heightened the need for employers to manage their workforce more strategically. However, two common 'blind spots' are resulting in under-investment in some roles and over-investment in others, contributing to performance and retention issues.

In this webcast, Advanced Workforce Strategies director Colin Beames will discuss the adverse consequences of these blind spots and how to overcome them. You'll learn:

  • the excessive influence of organisational hierarchy in analysing role value;
  • why typical job evaluation models have limited strategic workforce utility;
  • a best-practice workforce segmentation model for overcoming blind spots;
  • a value-based framework for evaluating roles, including critical roles; and
  • a nine-stage process for comprehensive succession planning and talent management.

Part two of the webinar, streaming separately, will share two case studies of organisations where these blind spots have been revealed, including their adverse consequences. A third case study demonstrates the successful application of the above models in overcoming these issues.

About the presenter:

Colin Beames is a business-focused organisational psychologist, author and global thought leader in human capital.

He is the director of Advanced Workforce Strategies, providing consultancy services in the areas of strategic workforce planning (SWP), workforce segmentation and configuration, critical role identification, measurement and reporting of human capital, workforce engagement and retention surveys (including key talent risk assessment), and organisational development/business reviews.

Colin has presented SWP workshops internationally (including in the UK, South Africa, South East Asia, New Zealand) as well as throughout Australia. He has consulted to organisations both in the public and private sectors in Australia and internationally, and he has written a number of whitepapers on contemporary workplace themes including: SWP, Critical Role Identification, Resetting Your Organisation in the New Economy, Adopting an Agile, and Value-Centric Approach to Talent Management.

Visit the Advanced Workforce Strategies website.

Webcast: Three case studies - Critical role and talent management blind spots

Webcast: Three case studies - Critical role and talent management blind spots
Summary: While 'blind spots' are preventing some employers from utilising their workforce to its full potential, others are ahead of the curve in identifying and addressing them. This HR Daily Premium webcast will delve into three employer case studies and share lessons learnt.
When: Friday, 09 October, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

While 'blind spots' are preventing some employers from utilising their workforce to its full potential, others are ahead of the curve in identifying and addressing them.

In this webcast, Advanced Workforce Strategies director Colin Beames will share three critical role and talent management case studies, where employers have:

  • Failed to recognise the value and impact of a particular mid-level role, resulting in operational inefficiencies and decisions that were not in the organisation's long-term interests;
  • Underestimated the value created by certain roles, resulting in excessive hierarchy and lost agility; and
  • Reconfigured HR data, resulting in deeper workforce insights into turnover costs, succession planning risk, and future recruitment needs.

This webcast is the second in a two-part series, following 'Where are your talent management blind spots?'.

About the presenter:

Colin Beames is a business-focused organisational psychologist, author and global thought leader in human capital.

He is the director of Advanced Workforce Strategies, providing consultancy services in the areas of strategic workforce planning (SWP), workforce segmentation and configuration, critical role identification, measurement and reporting of human capital, workforce engagement and retention surveys (including key talent risk assessment), and organisational development/business reviews.

Colin has presented SWP workshops internationally (including in the UK, South Africa, South East Asia, New Zealand) as well as throughout Australia. He has consulted to organisations both in the public and private sectors in Australia and internationally, and he has written a number of whitepapers on contemporary workplace themes including: SWP, Critical Role Identification, Resetting Your Organisation in the New Economy, Adopting an Agile, and Value-Centric Approach to Talent Management.

Visit the Advanced Workforce Strategies website.

Webcast: Managing remote and on-site misconduct

Webcast: Managing remote and on-site misconduct
Summary: In this HR Daily Premium webcast, a lawyer will clarify employers' obligations on managing misconduct that occurs both in the workplace and remotely, delving into online risks, appropriate disciplinary responses, and more.
When: Monday, 19 October, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Managing misconduct is always difficult, but remote work and pandemic factors have heightened employers' challenges in this space.

This HR Daily Premium webcast will help clarify your obligations with an up-to-date review of misconduct case law. Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Lucy Boyd will discuss:

  • On-site, online, social media and chat-based misconduct risks;
  • Appropriate disciplinary responses to misconduct;
  • Misconduct policy and process traps; and
  • Procedural fairness considerations during remote work.

About the presenter:

Lucy Boyd is a senior associate in Herbert Smith Freehills' employment, industrial relations and safety group, based in Melbourne. She has experience in a wide spectrum of employment matters, and has worked with clients from a range of industries including aviation, retail, mining, banking and finance, building and construction and vehicle manufacturing.

While working in the employment team of the London office of Herbert Smith Freehills, Lucy gained particular experience in employment litigation (with a focus on sexual harassment and discrimination claims), executive employment issues and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Lucy is passionate about workplace reform and works closely with clients to get the best outcome.

Visit the Herbert Smith Freehills website.

Uncovering workplace culture trouble spots

Uncovering workplace culture trouble spots
Summary: When signs of workplace misbehaviour arise, it's not always necessary or even advisable to launch straight into a formal investigation.
When: Thursday, 22 October, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members, $102 for casual attendees - limited passes available.

When signs of workplace misbehaviour arise, it's not always necessary or even advisable to launch straight into a formal investigation.

Learn why a culture audit is often a good alternative to investigating at this HR Daily Premium webinar, where The Zalt Group director Zandy Fell will outline:

  • What a culture audit is, and how it differs from an investigation;
  • What to ask and who to involve in an audit;
  • What outcomes to expect from the review; and
  • How to act on themes and recommendations.

Zandy will share some real-life examples of the audit approach, process, and impact on teams and organisations.

About the presenter:

Zandy Fell is passionate about conflict resolution and, with a background in law, employee relations, industrial relations and diversity, she understands workplace issues intimately.

Known for her creative and transparent approach to problem-solving, she challenges the status quo and questions limitations. She's been described as "compassionately confronting".

Among Zandy's career highlights are changing Toyota's industrial relations culture to one of employee relations – influencing senior internal and union management to think differently and relate to each other more positively – and acting as a restorative engagement facilitator for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce.

Visit The Zalt Group website.

Webcast: Casuals and contracting compliance review

Webcast: Casuals and contracting compliance review
Summary: Engaging casuals and contractors continues to be something of a legal minefield, with conflicting court rulings and regulatory changes compounding employers' confusion. This HR Daily Premium webcast will discuss recent developments in detail.
When: Thursday, 29 October, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Engaging casuals and contractors continues to be something of a legal minefield, with conflicting court rulings and regulatory changes compounding employers' confusion.

In this HR Daily Premium webcast, Kingston Reid partner Christa Lenard will discuss:

  • recent court and tribunal decisions including Workpac v Rossato, 'gig' workers and more;
  • legislative and other developments in casual and contracting compliance;
  • potential ramifications of misclassifying workers; and
  • proposals for regulatory reform arising from IR working groups.

About the presenter:

Christa is regarded as a dynamic, insightful and approachable lawyer who is focused on finding the very best solutions for her clients. Clients value Christa's pragmatism and commitment to really understanding them, their business' key stakeholders, and their strategic and operating environments.

Whether it be providing practical advice on day-to-day employment and discrimination matters, or formulating complex, high-stakes industrial strategy, Christa analyses clients' key business drivers when assessing legal risk, to deliver straightforward, pragmatic insights and advice.

Christa has a strong State and Federal Government practice, acting as a trusted advisor on many complex employment matters. Her 15+ years' experience working with clients across a broad range of industries, including maritime and ports, logistics, construction, aged care, theme parks and technology makes her a highly competent and sought-after advisor, litigator and workplace investigator.

Visit the Kingston Reid website.

Preventative approaches to workplace harassment

Preventative approaches to workplace harassment
Summary: With no signs that the #metoo movement is slowing down, high-profile sexual harassment cases continue to shine a spotlight on employers' inactions and failings in this area. Understand how to plug the gaps between legal obligations and best practices by attending this HR Daily webinar.
When: Thursday, 05 November, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

With no signs that the #metoo movement is slowing down, high-profile sexual harassment cases continue to shine a spotlight on employers' inactions and failings in this area.

Understand how to plug the gaps between legal obligations and best practices by attending this HR Daily webinar, where Hall & Wilcox partner Fay Calderone will discuss:

  • Legislative and policy developments;
  • Building a workplace culture of prevention;
  • Responding to informal complaints and anecdotal reports;
  • Pros and cons of mandating bystander action; and
  • Accessorial liability and whistleblower considerations.

About the presenter:

Fay has extensive experience advising clients on legal issues affecting the workplace including advice to HR, C-Suite leaders and boards on compliance with workplace laws, change management, business protection strategies and underlying cultural issues manifesting in workplace complaints.

She is a recognised expert and go-to person on employment issues, regularly speaking at events on people and workplace issues. Fay has been highly commended as Woman Lawyer of the Year for the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards; a finalist in the Australian Lawyers Weekly Awards; and is recognised in the labour and employment law category of Best Lawyers in Australia.

Fay has previously presented HR Daily webinars on minimising workplace psych risks, employment contracts, personal liability risks, and 'cultural misfit' terminations.

Visit the Hall & Wilcox website.

Webcast: Unfair dismissal case law roundup

Webcast: Unfair dismissal case law roundup
Summary: Which of 2020's unfair dismissal cases will have lasting ramifications? Watch our roundup of the year's most important rulings to put your organisation on the right footing in 2021.
When: Monday, 14 December, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Which of 2020's unfair dismissal cases will have lasting ramifications? Watch our roundup of the year's most important rulings to put your organisation on the right footing in 2021.

In this webcast, HWL Ebsworth partner Brad Swebeck and associate Lily Schafer-Gardiner will discuss:

  • An overview of the Fair Work Act's unfair dismissal provisions, processes and claim statistics;
  • FWC rulings involving termination for misconduct, poor performance, and more;
  • Practical steps to mitigate and prevent exposure to claims; and
  • Lessons and implications for the future.

About the presenters:

Brad Swebeck has nearly three decades' experience in employment law, HR consulting, industrial relations and workplace strategy, and is regarded by many HR practitioners as one of the leading legal professionals in the field.

Lily Schafer-Gardiner began her legal career with HWL Ebsworth in 2016 as a graduate-at-law, and has experience advising employers in conciliation and arbitration before commissions and local, district, supreme and federal courts. She also assists in workplace investigations and helps draft employment contracts and policies.

Visit the HWL Ebsworth website.