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What we can learn from New Jersey?

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3 simple lessons we can learn from a little Municipal Court in New Jersey, USA ​Being pioneered is a new program that underpins a lateral view to procedural fairness – that ‘people are far more likely to obey the law if the justice system does not humiliate them, but treats them fairly and with respect’ –  […]

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First anti-bullying order handed down by Fair Work Commission

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An aggrieved worker has been successful in having a stop bullying order imposed by the FWC. The first anti-bullying order was determined by Senior Deputy President Drake after holding conference between the applicant and respondent. Interestingly this order imposes restrictions on both the applicant and the respondent. It has not been previously considered that a […]

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Anti-bullying Series 1 – What is workplace bullying?

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The first in our series of online training sessions briefing HR professionals and managers about the upcoming Anti-Bullying Measures to be introduced on January 1 under changes to the Fair Work Act. In this session, we explore what sort of behaviours might be considered bullying under the regulations. 02:52 – Definition of Bullying 03:58 – […]

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High Demand Employees

High Demand Employees

Does your organisation have a small cohort of employees that sap the energy out of you, leaving you mentally exhausted each time you have to interact with them? Do they seem to take your energy and use it to fuel and feed their own reactions, escalating situations beyond logical comprehension? American data indicates that approximately […]

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Humiliation And Bullying – Good Policy And Procedures

Saved by Good Policy and Good Execution – Humiliation did not Constitute Bullying

Never underestimate the power of good organisational policies. Sure they appear to be just a bit of paper lying around in a folder in the tea room or in a hidden in a file on the shared drive. BUT if they are also detailed, well written, read by staff and kept alive by management – […]

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Don’t be too quick to sack ‘the Geek’ in your business

Don’t be too quick to sack ‘the Geek’ in your business

An interesting article in the Melbourne Age newspaper highlights the need for HR to remain objective and unemotional in any decision making process involving dismissal. A workplace employee who was sacked while on sick leave (and after requesting leave to appear on the TV show ‘Beauty and the Geek’) has had his employment reinstated by […]

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