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Flexible working arrangements, redundancy and discrimination

Employers need to be aware of the National Employment Standards (NES) in relation to flexible working arrangements and parental leave provisions if they do not want to be found to…

Managers must learn to handle EEO, harassment and bullying complaints properly

Organisations sometimes find themselves criticised by courts and tribunals for the mishandling of a workplace EEO, harassment or bullying complaint. Often it is because the initial response to a complaint…

Key performance management strategies to prevent bullying related claims

The mismanagement of performance issues is linked to an increase in bullying related claims in the workplace. This has been driven by a lack of planning and knowledge of impacts…

How to get recruitment and selection right

The first and arguably most important people decision you can make is whether or not to hire a person, and into which role. And yet, for all the tools that exist…

Unlawful discrimination and workplace bullying; three management cultures to avoid

The David Jones Sexual Harassment case seems to be settled.  As usual, there was no winner although the complainant left mediation with a smile on her face.  The reputation of…

Top 10 tips: for preparing for EA negotiations

Much of the attention of recent times has been on what happens once the parties get to the bargaining table. But the groundwork for a successful negotiation is laid well…

Leadership: A key to engaged employees

The word ‘engagement’ is thrown liberally around corporate Australia these days. If one is engaged to the organisation, he or she feels ‘part of’ it. Loyal, committed or attached to its…

Redundancy – A dual approach

Redundancy – it’s a tricky subject – it’s filled with legal ‘ifs and buts’, not to mention the impact on the affected employees. This is an area where it pays…

The importance of communicating HR policies and procedures

Written by Stephen Bell, iHR Australia CEO   Mistakes and misconceptions Having human resource policies and procedures alone is not enough. If the intent and meaning of these documents are…

Can my team members also be my friends?

A common question from managers is ‘Can my team members also be my friends?’ MY answer is ‘Do you have the capacity to be a convincing leader and a friend?’…