Workplace Resources

Bullying and reasonable management action

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Let’s not confuse performance management and disciplinary action This confusion is based on an historical and outdated concept. It’s what I call the ‘old paradigm’ of performance management. Performance management is the management of performance or behaviour. This should be happening on an ongoing, informal and daily basis as manager’s work alongside their staff. It […]

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Limiting Liability For Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Does your organisation require a successful job applicant to attend a medical before starting on the job? Does your organisation ask the successful job applicant to complete a written or electronic survey in which one of the questions is, ‘Do you have any injury or illness that the organisation should know about and consider in […]

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Performance Appraisals And Constructive Feedback

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Leadership development consultancy, Zenger/Folkman, were analysing 360 evaluations when working with the top three levels of management in a multinational company and wondered if the evident bias of some managers to consistently rate their direct reports higher or lower than the average  had any effect on the performance on their staff. The results showed:

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What Is Genuine Redundancy?

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Catherine Gillespie, Director of Workplace Conflict Resolution, and Martin Reid, Principal and Head of Litigation at Coulter Roache Lawyers, discuss what employers and managers need to understand about redundancy, particularly with respect to ‘genuine’ redundancy. Transcript Catherine:  Hi I’m Catherine Gillespie Director of Workplace Conflict Resolution and I’m speaking with Martin Reid, Principal and Head […]

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Before You Dismiss An Employee

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Interview between Catherine Gillespie, Director of Workplace Conflict Resolution, and Martin Reid, Principal and Head of Litigation at Coulter Roache Lawyers, discussing protocols and legal considerations for employers in Australia considering dismissal of an employee. Transcript Catherine:  Hi I’m Catherine Gillespie Director of Workplace Conflict Resolution and I’m speaking with Martin Reid, Principal and Head […]

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How important is the role of a Return to Work Coordinator?

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Q: How important is the role of a Return to Work Coordinator? A: Important enough that their work can minimise the risk of suicide following a work related injury. In a recent case heard in the Northern Territory Magistrate’s Court –  the family of a worker who committed suicide, as a result of suffering depression […]

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Swearing And Aggressive Conduct Can Warrant Fair Dismissal

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  The Fair Work Commission recently determined that a “qualitative difference” exists between general swearing in the workplace (that is not directed at a person) and swearing at a colleague (that is offensive and highly personalised). In Mark Baldwin v Scientific Management Associates (Operations) Pty Ltd [2014] FWC 5174 (1 August 2014), a worker claimed […]

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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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What Type Of Orders Can The Fair Work Commission Impose?

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The fourth 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 type of orders we can expect the Fair Work Commission to impose. 0:15 – The role of […]

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