01/10/2013Employee Issues, Safety

Managing the risk of alcohol and other drug use and its impact on the workplace is far from straight-forward. While employee drinking and drug use during work hours has obvious implications for workplace safety, productivity, and reputation – consideration also needs to be given to the effects of consumption that occurs away from the workplace and out of work hours.

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16/08/2013Workplace Stress, Workers Compensation, Employee Issues, Performance Management

Here are a collection of articles we have written that are related to Stress Leave, and Workplace Bullying and Harrassment claims.

26/07/2013Workplace Stress, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

With workplace bullying complaints on the rise, and imminent changes to the Fair Work Act allowing complaints to be dealt with at a Federal level, it is time for Australian businesses to get serious about prevention. And according to Steve Champion, Director of ER Strategies, the best prevention is to recognise workplace conflict and deal with it before it escalates into allegations of bullying or harassment.

26/07/2013Employee Issues, Safety, Workers Compensation

With workplace bullying complaints on the rise, and imminent changes to the Fair Work Act allowing complaints to be dealt with at a Federal level, it is time for Australian businesses to get serious about prevention. And according to Steve Champion, Director of ER Strategies, the best prevention is to recognise workplace conflict and deal with it before it escalates into allegations of bullying or harassment.

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09/07/2013Wage Rates, Franchising, Employee Issues

We recently posted an opinion piece on a Quick Service Restaurant sector newsletter about the potential for brand risk where franchisees do the wrong thing, or are reported as doing so.

27/05/2013Workplace Stress, Workers Compensation, Employee Issues, Safety, Performance Management

Workplace conflict can sometimes spill over into allegations of bullying and harrassment. What steps can employers take to avoid conflict escalating to unhealthy levels? This article provides resources and ideas on proactively managing workplace conflict.

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10/05/2013HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Attracting and retaining the right talent is instrumental to the success of any business. Unfortunately the need to recruit is often the result of an unexpected event which means that many employers find themselves caught off-guard.

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30/04/2013Workplace Stress, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Gearing up for an awkward conversation with an employee? The only guide you will ever need for having a constructive Crucial Conversation.

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30/04/2013Workplace Stress, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Performance Management

While absenteeism is a problem that many business owners and managers bemoan, there is a performance issue that can be more insidious - 'presenteeism'.

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15/01/2013Franchising, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

Question - we have been hearing about many big companies engaging “interns” and not having to pay them normal minimum employment conditions. Is this legal?

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