28/04/2015Workers Compensation, Employee Issues, Legislation

Whilst the figures are a few years old now, a WorkSafe Australia study noted that in the 2008-09 financial year, the total combined economic cost for workers sickness and injury was estimated to be $60.6 billion, with $6.5 billion paid in workers compensation premiums. Whilst undoubtedly the vast...

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28/04/2015Workplace Stress, Employee Issues, Performance Management

Do you dread having to sit your employees down to deliver 'bad news' for them about their performance? Do you put off having difficult conversations with your employees as a result? Unfortunately, having difficult conversations with employees at some stage is inevitable. Everyday we have clients...

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14/04/2015Workplace Stress, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Workers Compensation, Wage Rates, Franchising, Superannuation, Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation, Narcissism at Work, Safety, Performance Management, ER Essentials Archive, Awards

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12/11/2018Workplace Stress, Discrimination/EEO, Employee Issues, Narcissism at Work

Disgruntled dismissed employees are increasingly lodging General Protections (GP) applications instead of Unfair Dismissal actions. General Protections claims were introduced in July 2009 under the Fair Work Act to protect "employee rights", including the right to - be free from unlawful...

14/01/2015Employee Issues, Narcissism at Work

Individuals suffering from Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), more commonly known as ‘narcissists’, can wreak absolute havoc on your business. Others who are more borderline as to whether they have a personality disorder, can also be difficult to handle. Narcissists can be incredibly...

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13/01/2015Employee Issues, Legislation

The Age Discrimination Act protects people from being treated less favourably due to age, in particular high risk groups such as younger and older Australians. Employers need to be wary of inadvertently breaching these laws through imposing rules which are found to be discriminatory and which can...

13/01/2015Employee Issues, Narcissism at Work

Sometimes employers ring us to say - "Help me get this person the hell out of my business!" However, dismissing employees can backfire spectacularly if not done correctly . As much as you might detest these kinds of employees, don’t make one of these common mistakes when dismissing them - 1. Not...

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01/12/2014Discrimination/EEO, Employee Issues

We recently posted a comment on a LinkedIn blog about employer rights to restrict the wearing of jewellery in facial piercings and the display of body tattoos of employees in customer-facing roles whilst at work. We got some responses attacking our opinion (well, really it's my opinion). What do...

30/09/2015HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation

A fast food franchise owner came to us the other day with a problem he couldn’t fix. He has a lot of young staff in his business and has constant trouble keeping them off their phones. Whenever he turned his back, they would be checking their phones and they seem to spend more time on their phones...

12/09/2014Employee Issues, Narcissism at Work

What comes to mind when you think about narcissism? It might be a term you’ve heard been thrown around as a insult. It might make you think of a manipulative work colleague , or perhaps an egotistical politician. In previous articles we have discussed how this has reached epidemic proportions...

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