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Leave Provisions are not as Straightforward as You Might Think

Employees are entitled numerous leave options making forecasting accurate leave provisions quite challenging. While most employers have a handle on standard leave entitlements, those falling outside of the norm can…

When is a Workplace Mediation the Right Option?

In the heat of the moment, often people who feel aggrieved in the workplace want to bring in lawyers right away. The reality of litigation is that it is time-consuming,…

Developing Loyalty Leads to Improved Staff Retention

A growing skills shortage makes finding and keeping top talent a significant challenge. Methods that worked even a few years ago are no longer effective, thanks to evolving technology and…

iHR Australia Poll: How is publicity of bullying effecting workplaces?

Previous Poll Analysis From your own observations, what form of discrimination is most prevalent in Australian Workplaces? A) Age 35% B) Gender 26% C) Race 14% D) Disability/Health Condition 24%…

Meet the Facilitator: Sebastian Harvey

Sebastian Harvey is a facilitator for iHR Australia, delivering programs including Contact Officer and Managing Everyday Performance. As an expert in communication, Sebastian coaches people on how to have better…

Do Companies Fully Understand the Importance of Procedural Fairness?

A “fair go all round” is a term often heard in Australian industrial practice. It’s a term that refers to an expectation of mutual trust and confidence between employer and…

When does a matter require a workplace investigation?

In iHR Australia’s recent poll, we asked subscribers for their opinion on a matter of both harassment, confidentiality and whether it should proceed to a workplace investigation. Respondents were presented…

8 Steps to Asking the Question – R U OK?

In any given year, one in five Australians experience a mental illness. It is highly likely that you are working alongside colleagues who display indicators of mental ill-health. Many people…

iHR Australia Poll: What is the morally correct course of action?

Previous Poll Analysis Which of the following is the most common cause of managers not dealing with poor performance in Australian workplaces? The results were as follows: Not stepping up…