Workplace Mediation Guides

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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,…

Workplace Mediation Skills Training

How can you assist two people who are in conflict with each other to reach agreement about working civilly and productively together, especially when one or both of them may…

How professional workplace mediation can help you avoid costly court proceedings

Most workplaces will see an occasional dispute or disagreement arise from time to time, as a consequence of a simple misunderstanding, a personality clash, or a difference of opinion. This…

How “conflict competency” skills help to resolve workplace conflicts more effectively

A recent article in HR Monthly online discussed how to stop workplace conflicts before there was an “irretrievable breakdown” in the relationship between the parties involved. The article calls for…

Can a breakdown in working relationships be salvaged? How mediation can be an effective first line of defence

In an ideal world, we would all easily cultivate and successfully maintain good professional relationships in the workplace, be it with co-workers, superiors or subordinates. Organizations would undoubtedly be highly…

HR Manager takes home her personnel file in an attempt to avoid sacking as workplace dispute spirals out of control

A recent case before the Fair Work Commission where a HR Manager was dismissed for taking her personnel file without permission, shows the importance of employer’s intervening early to prevent…

When workplace disputes snowball: How to manage mediation and avoid costly court proceedings

A multi-million dollar workplace dispute case has recently emerged in Queensland, demonstrating the important role professional workplace mediators can play in resolving conflicts before they end in litigation. A former senior…

Dispute escalates after casual employee accuses supervisor of sarcasm: how mediation can nip costly disputes in the bud

Workplace disputes that escalate and become costly and time consuming legal disputes can sometimes be avoided by employers’ early intervention using the option of mediation. A recent case before the…

Parties in high profile sexual harassment case agree to Workplace Mediation

The important role workplace mediators can play in the resolution of disputes has once again been recognised, as developments in a recent high-profile sexual harassment case illustrate.   The chief…

Workplace mediation could have saved litigation costs: FWC rules worker unfairly sacked for refusing company-wide cut

When would a workplace situation benefit from a workplace mediation? According to Karen Streckfuss, a Senior Workplace Relations Advisor at iHR Australia, the best time to apply a mediation at…

How a Workplace Mediation can prevent disputes from escalating to formal proceedings

Workplace disputes that escalate to legal issues are a waste of an employer’s valuable time and financial resources. Even if a tribunal or court finds an employer faultless, there is…

Workplace Mediation: how can it help?

We live in an increasingly litigious society – where one of the first responses to an issue or incident is to sue the other party. Certainly there are times that…