News: Workplace Culture

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?’…

General protection provisions and adverse action

One of the ‘sleeping giants’ of the Fair Work Act are the provisions relating to adverse action. Recent case law decisions have started to provide a much fuller sense of…

A manager’s greatest challenge: everyday performance management

One of a manager’s greatest challenges is how to have a conversation with their staff about performance. Talking to people about their performance, past, present and future, both good and…