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How can you get collaboration to actually exist

Monday, February 25, 2013

Central to collaboration are the notions of TRUST, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY. Where there is a lack of these elements the way is paved for the formation of a ‘toxic environment’, which breeds hostility, creates pessimism, drives away talent and prevents your organisation from reaching its potential. However, to have these characteristics in your organisation you need for your leaders and your staff to be able to have healthy conversations with each other, diffuse conflict and demonstrate behaviours that allow responsibility and mutual accountability to flourish Read More

Collaboration lessons from swimming australia

Monday, January 21, 2013

Collaboration is the key to winning gold and having a successful fulfilled team ! The review into culture and leadership in Australian Olympic Swimming and their tribulations at the London Olympics reinforces that the management of collaboration is a critical element for a team to achieve success. The findings contained in the Culture Review into Australian Olympic Swimming submitted to Swimming Australia by Bluestone Edge was released to the public last week and reflects on some of the key gaps in the team’s values, behaviours and supporting systems. Read More

Peel breakfast briefing

Monday, November 12, 2012

As an HR community we must ensure we do not loose this valuable opportunity to gain learnings from the experience of Hydro Aluminium in their plant closure at Kurri Kurri. Trevor Hall, HR Manager Hydro Aluminium, will be speaking with us about 'HR Imperatives in Plant Closure - The Hydro Experience'. Read More

Take a preventative approach to workplace mediation

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

An intervention to resolve a workplace conflict can only be truly effective if it is done for a long term result. Workplace mediation that fixes the immediate conflict and doesn’t consider preventative measures is a job half done. It’s like listening to the hit, not the LP. Rather than take a traditional approach of addressing the immediate relationship conflict, take a more contemporary holistic risk management approach of understanding what is underlying the conflict and address it.  Read More

Key learnings from the endeavour energy case

Monday, September 03, 2012

Debate over the most acceptable method for drug testing has been hot in the industrial environment.  It is a debate that employers, employees and unions alike would like a closing address too.  The advocates of urine testing argue that it is a more cost-effective and accurate method, while those against it say it’s an intrusive method and that oral drug testing has fewer privacy issues. Read More

Expert investigator interviewing tips

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Interviewing in workplace investigations is an art. Do you know what it takes; have you got the X-factor? Apparently, it is flexibility. Dr Becky Milne, internationally renowned expert investigator, is involved in a study identifying characteristics of expert investigators and she believes the X-factor is flexibility. She provided an intimate workshop in Sydney last weektoshare her methodology in cognitive interviewing and spoke about it's transferability to workplace investigations. Read More

Can you stop the rising tide of unfair dismissal claims

Monday, July 30, 2012

Is defending an unfair dismissal claim becoming too difficult? A recent research study conducted by Professor Oslington, of the Australian Catholic University and Assistant Professor of Economics, Benoit Freyens, of the University of Canberra, gives weight to this claim. The study conducted by the pair, compared unfair dismissal data under the last three major versions of workplace law. The research highlighted that 17,000 unfair dismissal claims are now being processed each year compared to around 6,000 under Work Choices and 7,000 under the previous Workplace Relations Act. Not only did the research show that unfair dismissal claims are on the rise, but the number of successful claims has also increased.  Read More

Lessons of a mediator

Monday, May 28, 2012

It's not easy knowing when to mediate and, once you are in there, achieving a successful and sustainable mediation outcome.  Like any other craft there are some tricks and techniques to help you along the way.  Here are some key lessons learnt through our mediation practice that you may find valueable when tackling your next workplace mediation. Read More

Workplace investigations the key learnings

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We all know there is a clear and important need for procedural fairness, yet our experiences show us that despite the views of the tribunals and the guidelines created by the industrial instruments, an organisations commitment to procedural fairness can be either reinforced or weakened by management actions taken at the time. Read More

Social media consideration before termination

Thursday, December 15, 2011

As the last week of most people’s working year comes upon us don’t be surprised to find some of your employees using social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter to display their displeasure or air their grievances about their managers, co-workers or the organisation. Read More