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...

03/10/2014Discrimination/EEO, HR Infrastructure, Legislation

What are the new changes? These changes entail additional compliance requirements for large businesses to better support gender equality and diversity in the workplace. This is addressed by the introduction of gender equality indicators (GEIs). GEIs represent the minimum standard and employer must...

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19/09/2014HR Infrastructure, Legislation, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

Employers are time poor. There’s increasing pressure to be time efficient in order to reach the ‘big goals’. It can be tempting to cut corners to ensure the major goals are reached. One big goal that employers can’t afford to cut corners on, is meeting their compliance obligations. Employers need...

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26/05/2014HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

For viewers of TV show Seinfeld (my kids rediscovered Seinfeld recently on Foxtel), you may recall the episode where George Costanza, a natural life loser, tries a new strategy of choosing to do everything opposite to what his inner compass tells him to do, with dramatic positive impacts. We apply that strategy to real life, with great results.

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27/02/2014HR Infrastructure, Discrimination/EEO, Legislation

On the 1st of April 2013 the Australian government introduced compulsory reporting requirements for employers as a result of amended gender equality legislation.

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14/02/2014HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation

We recently had a client pose the question “Can we monitor an employee’s emails and what are the privacy concerns?” In researching the answer we came to the conclusion that the law is very confusing, with no one committing absolutely clearly what an employer’s obligations are. However, we offer a practical solution to the issue.

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19/11/2013Wage Rates, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Awards

When considering engaging support for your business in the employee relations area, think very carefully before going with the lowest cost option as a main consideration. Whilst ER Strategies offers highly cost-effective service options for our clients, we don't aim to be the cheapest. We do aim to be the best at what we do and to provide value for money for our clients.

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.

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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