31/05/2016Workplace Stress, Employee Issues, Legislation

In a recent case an Aboriginal medical service receptionist’s anti-bullying application was dismissed. The applicant alleged she had been bullied by three of her colleagues. She claimed they behaved inappropriately towards her, made comments which made her feel uncomfortable and affected her mental...

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25/02/2016Workplace Stress, Discrimination/EEO, Employee Issues, Legislation

Recent cases awarding large sums for compensation and damages to employees serve as a warning to employers of the irreparable damage these legal claims can cause. A large penalty could not only cause significant time and financial loss, but can also cause irredeemable damage to the employer’s brand...

02/10/2015Workplace Stress, Employee Issues, Safety

One of the most common workplace issue in Australia is work-related stress. As an employer, how should you be handling this? There are many symptoms to ‘stressed’ employees. Learn to pick them up quickly: For example, you might find that a worker is becoming more prone to incidents and injuries, or...

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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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10/03/2015Workplace Stress, Franchising, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues

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

01/09/2014Narcissism at Work, Workplace Stress

We provide an insight into an employee who gave their employer hell - how self-obsessed employees can cost employers huge time and money. And what to do about them to stop it happening to you.

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29/08/2014Narcissism at Work, Workplace Stress

We Australians have supposedly been basking in an age of entitlement. The Federal Government's recent Budget battles in part reflect its philosophical aim to change this. Treasurer Joe Hockey warned in an interview earlier this year the age of entitlement is over, and we've got to move to a culture of opportunity and hope.

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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.