Workplace Resources

The Role Of Generosity In Mediation

The Role of Genorisity In Mediation

At some point in a mediation, one person will ‘shift’ from presenting and defending their perspective to genuinely acknowledging the hurt, frustration, loss or other feeling of pain being expressed by the other.To ‘move’ from a place of focusing only on one’s own opinions and perspectives, a place that has been a type of sanctuary […]

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Managing Narcissistic Behaviour in the Workplace

Managing Narcissistic Behaviour in the Workplace

Managing Narcissistic Behaviour in the WorkplaceStaff demonstrating narcissistic behaviours can undermine a company’s culture and character. Our Advanced Conflict Resolution training sessions can be tailored to include discussions on narcissistic behaviour. Discussions about behaviours in a workplace that may be influenced by one or more personality trait disorders can only be general in nature. While the […]

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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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Mental Health In The Workplace With Georgie Harman

Mental Health Within the Workplace

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Georgie Harman, CEO of beyondblue about the actions that contribute to mentally healthy workplaces.  I recorded the discussion which you can listen to here and/or, take a look at some of the notes taken from the recording below. beyondblue provides access to information, tools, help lines and other […]

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Guidelines for Conducting In-House Workplace Mediations

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Just as a meeting agenda keeps a meeting on track, a mediation meeting framework ensures that all important steps are covered and important discussion items are raised and addressed. This framework can provide structure and confidence for a less experienced mediator. One of the most important tips I can offer you is not to rush […]

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