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HOW TO ADDRESS A TOXIC WORK CULTURE

Last month we shared some advice on how to identify a toxic work culture which proved to be a popular topic amongst readers. This month we would like to share some easy and practical strategies that you can implement in your organisation to ensure your culture is thriving. Take advantage of recruitment opportunities It is critical to recruit to your…

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How to Identify a Toxic Work Culture

It is no secret that workplaces need an inclusive, people-centric culture to thrive. This begs the question; why do toxic work cultures still exist, and more importantly, what can we do to fix it? Toxic workplace culture remains one of the key reasons that high performers leave their jobs and, in most cases, will have a negative flow through to…

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Recruiting for the Ideal Team Player

Effective recruitment practices are at the heart of every successful business and as we enter a new era of post-covid people practices, taking a fresh look at how we recruit; and specifically what qualities we are looking for, has become more important than ever.  As part of our in-house professional development strategy, we recently attended a global event hosted by…

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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

As human beings, we are no stranger to conflict. We experience it in our everyday lives with our family and friends and may have well-honed strategies to tackle such situations. We see conflict unfold on the world stage at every turn. Yet in our professional lives, experiencing conflict in the workplace can cause a great deal of both angst and…

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Some Practical Guidance Around Bullying And Harassment

Some Practical Guidance Around Bullying And Harassment

While the #metoo movement arose around sexual harassment in the US entertainment industry, its impact has been felt in workplaces across the entire globe. Many would argue this movement has prompted a resurgence of complaints of workplace bullying and harassment. At a minimum, it has given people the courage to speak up and not be silenced. “The simple truth is…

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The importance of conducting effective exit interviews

We recently blogged about useful strategies to maximise employee retention in face of “The Great Resignation”. Since the start of the pandemic, many companies have been disrupted by a sudden increase in employees leaving the business. If there are lessons to be learned over the past two years, it’s that employees desire greater connection with their peers and leaders both…

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Mandatory Vaccination in the Workplace – What we know so far

The topic of whether employers can mandate vaccinations has been trending in recent months.  Companies such as Qantas and SPC were one of the first reported to direct their employees to be vaccinated in order to return to work. Since then, many other organisations have followed suit. Today, most businesses have questioned whether the same requirement for vaccination should apply…

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Casual Employment – Key Legislative Changes

Recently, there’s been a number of legislative and award changes to casual employment: namely what defines a casual employee, as well as the increased opportunity for casuals to convert to permanent employment.    If you currently employ casuals or will employ casuals in the future, it’s worthwhile being across the following key changes: 1. Casual Conversion – the National Employment Standards…

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