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22 October 2020

You may have heard of the term “support person” as this becomes more common practice in the workplace. As an employer, it is good practice to offer an employee the opportunity to bring a support person to any meeting related to...

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13 October 2020

When an employee isn’t meeting performance targets, or is behaving in an unacceptable way at work, this can not only frustrate managers but also negatively impact productivity and workplace morale for the broader team. Dealing with poor performance can be challenging for...

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08 October 2020

Workplace bullying and harassment is far more common than you might think. A once-off snide remark or rude comment is poor conduct but when this kind of behaviour is repeated and unnecessary, becomes physical, or causes physical or mental harm to...

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01 October 2020

An employee taking extended periods of personal leave can be difficult to manage. It is important to firstly consider the definition of an ‘extended period’. An extended period of time is any time greater than the 10-day entitlement specified under the...

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24 September 2020

The importance of effectively managing an employee complaint is often underestimated in many workplaces. Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, and can be due to a range of reasons, with the top ten workplace employee complaints involving: Sexual Harassment Discriminatory Harassment Bullying Violence Communication Breakdowns Management Dissatisfaction Employee...

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17 September 2020

Mental health is a big focus for many reasons right now, and with September’s R U OK day and WHO’s World Mental Health Day coming up on October 10th, mental health in the workplace is also in the spotlight. We have covered...

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08 September 2020

It is common in today’s job market for an employee to only stay with an employer for a few years. Recruitment is an expensive and timely activity and if you already have brilliant staff, you’ll want to retain them for as...

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01 September 2020

When growing a small business, employees that offer versatility, loyalty and a willingness to do whatever it takes can be key. The flexibility to work across all areas of the business, from sales to dispatch, cleaning to customer service, can make...

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24 August 2020

You’ve found the right person for the job and they’ve accepted the offer, the recruitment process is complete. The employment relationship however is only just beginning! The onboarding process is a critical stage in the development of a successful employment relationship. It...

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18 August 2020

For many businesses, it may not be necessary nor viable to remain fully operational during the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Thankfully, many modern awards and agreements allow employers to direct their staff to take annual leave – or unpaid...

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