MANAGING EMPLOYEE STRESS

Unhealthy levels of stress can severely impact an individual and the organisation in which they work. High stress levels that aren’t being managed appropriately, can lead to health problems, low productivity and conflict between coworkers, ultimately, opening up possibilities for workplace bullying, stress claims and workplace investigations. It is crucial to ensure strategies are in [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:57:59+10:00September 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Performance Management is the process of ensuring that employees are meeting an organisation’s standards. It can focus on input, output, individual employees, departments or an organisation as a whole. But, primarily, performance management is a tool for improving individual work standards or behaviour.   WHY DO ORGANISATIONS MANAGE PERFORMANCE? Performance management allows organisations to be [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:57:14+10:00September 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AVOIDING UNFAIR DISMISSAL CLAIMS

Avoiding unfair dismissal claims is a matter of following correct process and ensuring your decisions can be justified. If you think an employee needs to be let go for misconduct or under performance.   UNFAIR DISMISSAL DEFINITION Unfair dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from an organisation in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:57:38+10:00September 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL – WHAT IS IT & HOW TO AVOID IT

Failing to respond to a complaint of workplace bullying could result in the complainant feeling as though they have no option but to resign. This could result in a constructive dismissal claim against your organisation.   WHAT IS CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL? Constructive dismissal can also be termed as “forced resignation” because it is essentially when someone [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:58:33+10:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DISCIPLINARY ACTION & PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS

What is Procedural Fairness? In regard to the workplace, ‘Procedural Fairness’ refers to an employee being given an opportunity to defend themselves and raise any other mitigating circumstances before a disciplinary or performance decision is reached. This term is also often referred to as ‘natural justice’. In order to appropriately practice Procedural Fairness, the following [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:58:53+10:00September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AVOIDING ADVERSE ACTION CLAIMS

It is important for employers to investigate employee complaints appropriately. Re-assigning, dismissing or standing down an employee after they have made a complaint could result in a Fair Work claim for Adverse Action. Avoiding adverse action claims can be easier than you may think.   WHAT IS ADVERSE ACTION? Adverse action is an action that [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:59:13+10:00September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WRITING AN ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

Having specific policies and procedures in place to combat bullying is an important workplace health and safety measure. Specific policies allow everyone to be aware of the expectations of the organisation and a detailed procedure will provide a roadmap for employees to raise bullying complaints and will hopefully be a good guide for the organisation [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:59:31+10:00September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 STEPS TO A SEXUAL HARASSMENT-FREE WORKPLACE

What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment is any unwanted or unwelcome sexualised behaviour, which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. Interaction, flirtation or friendship which is mutual or consensual is not sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination. The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) makes sexual harassment unlawful in some [...]

By |2020-09-28T11:00:07+10:00September 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WORKPLACE BULLYING – MANAGEMENT & PREVENTION

WHAT IS WORKPLACE BULLYING? Workplace bullying can be defined as repeated or persistent unreasonable behaviour(s) which is directed at an employee or a group of employees and creates a risk to the mental or physical health and safety of these employees. Unreasonable behaviour refers to behaviour which could be construed as victimising, undermining or threatening [...]

By |2020-09-28T11:00:34+10:00September 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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