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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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Lessons I’ve learned in lockdown

In recent weeks, I’ve made an effort to reach out to many of our clients and colleagues within the industry. As I reflect on those, and as we all digest the news that our lockdown must be extended for the weeks if not months ahead, there are many common themes and sentiments. I wrote last month about “languishing” being that…

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Tips for Maintaining Employee Engagement During Lockdown

Tips for Maintaining Employee Engagement During Lockdown

As many Australians navigate yet another stint in lockdown with no tangible end in sight, the toll it has on mental health and wellbeing can’t be underestimated. No one is entirely immune from the social, health and financial impacts – from families straining to juggle home-schooling along with their regular jobs; single dwellers feeling isolated unable to connect with friends…

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Is your business prepared for the latest employment law changes regarding wages and superannuation?

Is your business prepared for the latest employment law changes regarding wages and superannuation?

As the new financial year approaches, it’s important to be aware of significant changes to the national minimum wage and superannuation guarantee that may impact your business. Minimum Wage Increase Following the 2021 Annual Wage review, the Fair Work Commission announced an order to increase the national minimum wage by 2.5%, to $20.33 per hour. The new full-time minimum wage…

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