When Your Boss Is Shutting You Out

What to do when your boss is shutting you out

Harvest Business Review wrote a summary of an article posted on the @harvardbiz website (click here https://hbr.org/2018/12/what-to-do-if-you-think-your-boss-is-shutting-you-out). This summary was adapted from “What to Do If You Think Your Boss Is Shutting You Out,” (by Liz Kislik) and suggested that when your boss is shutting you out, you should:firstly verify whether your perception of what […]

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HMP Graduation 21st December, 2018

Catherine Gillespie with a team she worked with

This is the 3rd annual Health Managers Program (HMP) which St John of God Health Care, Social Outreach International Health has delivered to hospital managers in Dili, Timor-Leste as part of the Nursing and Midwifery Development Program.The HMP was developed and delivered in collaboration with Institute Nacional de Saúde, Timor’s peak body for health in […]

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How To Speak Out Against Disrespect In The Workplace

How To Speak Out Against Disrespect In The Workplace

Are the suggested actions in this infographic from Our Watch in this infographic (‘When you see disrespect towards women – #DoSomething’) the same for when we see disrespect for men in the workplace? Disrespectful behaviour towards men or women in the workplace is not acceptable. Putting these passive strategies into practice is certainly better than […]

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FWC Findings And The Importance Of The Investigation

FWC Findings and the Importance of the Investigation

Minimising the risk of an unfair dismissal claim arising out of termination for serious misconduct. If a poorly conducted investigation leads to dismissal, the business could find itself in front of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) with an unfair dismissal claim to argue. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) will uphold an unfair dismissal claim (that meets jurisdictional […]

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Fixed-Term Contract Terminations – Fair Work Commission View

When Is A Fixed Term Contract Of Employment Not A Fixed Term Contract

Fixed-Term Contract Terminations – Fair Work Commission ViewA recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) determination (Nesci v The Playford Hotel – [2018] FWC 5777) should have many employers scurrying to review the fixed term contract of all employees. On 5 July 2017 Ms Nesci accepted a 12 month fixed term contract of employment which gave the start […]

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Support Options For Workplace Investigation Complainants

If a complainant has a workplace investigation held against them what support can they call upon?

Continuing our series of short videos on the subject of workplace investigations. It’s a subject that’s often misunderstood and even mishandled by leaders, managers and HR personnel. Today’s question… ​A complainant can be supported during a workplace investigation with a support person. In fact, anyone who is involved in a formal investigation, i.e. a complainant, […]

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Workplace Complaints And Manager’s Responsibilities

What should a manager do if a workplace complaint is submitted in confidence?

Continuing our series of short videos on the subject of workplace investigations. It’s a subject that’s often misunderstood and even mishandled by leaders, managers and HR personnel. Today’s question…What is an example of a formal workplace investigation being investigated? ​Managers can be held vicariously liable if they are aware that potentially unlawful behaviour (like bullying, […]

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Why Managers Let Workplace Conflict Grow

Why Managers Let Workplace Conflict Grow

Managers play a crucial role in reducing interpersonal workplace conflict, but for a number of reasons they often don’t recognise when issues require intervention, a conflict resolution specialist says. Conflict usually stems from one person’s interpretation of another’s behaviour, thinking and intentions, Workplace Conflict Resolution managing director Catherine Gillespie told HR Daily ahead of her upcoming […]

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Do You Need A Workplace Mediation Or An Investigation?

How does management know the difference between needing a mediation as opposed to a workplace investigation?

Continuing our series of short videos on the subject of workplace investigations. It’s a subject that’s often misunderstood and even mishandled by leaders, managers and HR personnel. Today’s question… The warning signs to know whether to conduct a mediation or a formal investigation would be the number of allegations that have been included in the complaint […]

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Getting to the Heart of Conflict

Getting to the heart of conflict WPCR

‘Getting to the heart of conflict’ is the name of a book written by Professor Bernie Mayer, Lecturer in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University. I recently attended a workshop presented by Bernie. He offered a mixture of self reflection and group sharing opportunities along with offering the insights he has gathered, tested, and […]

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