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 for certainty and therefore comfort, requires one to lower their defenses and to step outside of their view of the past, which they may have held on to for so long as a being the truth.

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Managing Narcissistic Behaviour in the Workplace

Managing Narcissistic Behaviour in the Workplace

Staff 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 concept of ‘patterns of behaviour’ and typical types of behaviour can be discussed, specifically how the behaviour is revealed and therefore what strategies can be applied is most effectively explored in one of our Executive Coaching programs.

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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

A 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 and end date of the contract as 3 July 2017 and 5 July 2018 respectively. This contract included an automatic unprotected “minimum employment period” of six months (which included a three month probationary period) during which time either party would be able to terminate the contract with one week’s notice.

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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?

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, respondent or even a witness, should be offered the right to have a support person present, throughout the process.

However, a support person is purely there to help show support. They are usually silent but can ask questions to help clarify the process.

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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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