News: Workplace Investigations

How mature is your organisation’s HR?

The benefit an organisation receives from the HR function typically depends on the maturity level. HR must evolve to support business growth. At each level of maturity, the HR department…

Sexual harassment is not industry-specific

Harassment happens across industries, locations and at every employee level, as we have seen very clearly throughout the recent allegations within the Federal Government. There are, however, sexual harassment organisational…

COVID, Job Keeper and HR Challenges

March 28 is the deadline for the end of Job Keeper. It’s important to be prepared for the next phase. So much has changed already. For instance, COVID has highlighted…

Australia’s complaint handling processes under the microscope

In March 2020 the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) released findings from their latest inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace. The survey found that only 17% of people who…

Culture a key ingredient to workplace complaints handling

iHR Australia’s Managing Director, Stephen Bell, has suggested that many organisations may not be in a position to meet new expectations in relation to handling complaints. According to Stephen, “the…

Be prepared to overcome the challenges

The Herald Sun recently ran an article that highlighted some of the questions, issues and concerns that have resulted from the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic. The reality is that…

Dispelling the myths around Flexible Work Arrangements

The term ‘Flexible Work Arrangements’ has become a bit of a buzz phrase in the media, particularly since COVID-19 restrictions came into play. But, did you know that on many…

6 ergonomic tips for your home office

With so many people now working from home, either on a permanent or flexible basis, it’s important to make sure your home office is set up correctly. The wrong set…

Leadership and the Role of HR in Uncertain Times

In the space of one short month we’ve seen a buoyant business environment dramatically change in an unprecedented and unexpected way. Whilst the primary focus has rightly shifted to the…

Five strategies to build resilience

We’ve all heard the term resilience but what does it really mean? Broadly speaking, resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ from life’s challenges. iHR Business Psychologist Steven Booker describes…