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Casual Dismissal

Dismissal of Casual Employees

Dismissal of Casual Employees A Fair Work decision previously highlighted that ceasing to offer a casual any work, can constitute dismissal. A casual employee is a person employed on a series of separate contractual engagements and their employment begins and ends with each shift. However, in the recent case the

Absenteeism

Managing increased absenteeism in the workplace

Managing increased absenteeism in the workplace Managing unplanned absences can be difficult and risky. When not managed well, excessive absenteeism can create a significant cost for employers due to: Reduced productivity, Increased costs to cover ‘replacement’ employees, and Impact on the workplace and team morale. Further difficulties arise where a

Performance Management

Performance Management – Fact or Myth?

Performance Management – Fact or Myth? Managing performance of employees can be difficult, however providing feedback and support provides an environment for the employee to learn, develop and thrive. Often what we hear from our clients is they struggle to understand the truth about performance management and what options they

Surveillance

Surveillance in the workplace

Surveillance in the workplace Surveillance in the workplace is becoming increasingly relevant as it relates to security of information and business operations. This can present questions for employers and employees regarding what surveillance is or is not appropriate in the work environment. Below we provide some useful points to consider.

Working for Women Strategy

Working for Women Strategy

Working for Women Strategy The Australian Government recently issued the “Working for Women Strategy.” This strategy contains long term goals towards “an Australia where people are safe, treated with respect, have choices and have access to resources and equal outcomes no matter their gender” (Working for Women Strategy). The strategy

Remote Work

Building trust in a hybrid, remote work environment

How can we improve how we interact with our colleagues in a hybrid/remote working environment? Over recent years, the rise of remote work and virtual teams has accelerated. With such change in how we work, comes a need to increase our focus and change (improving) how we interact with our

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