Compassionate leave is NOT personal leave

Compassionate leave is NOT personal leave

The Fair Work Act 2009 can sometimes create more confusion than clarity when trying to interpret its various provisions. One of those murky interpretations I have discovered, is the application of personal leave (known also as carers leave or sick leave) provision and...
Confidentiality in the workplace

Confidentiality in the workplace

The absence or the lack of confidentiality can have a profound impact on business as well as the relationship employees have with their employer and/or peers. The term “confidentiality” has both casual and legal meanings in business. Confidentiality can also be a...
Creating a harassment-free workplace

Creating a harassment-free workplace

If there is a lesson or four to be learned from the scandal currently engulfing producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Louis CK and other Hollywood elite, it’s this: Sexual harassment/assault is an equal opportunity crime – women and men are both...
The importance of HR processes

The importance of HR processes

Bestselling author, motivational speaker and behavioural scientist, Steve Maraboli once said: “It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” Whether in business or life, having clarity of thought and a sense...
Sham contracting – a no, no

Sham contracting – a no, no

A look through the number of sales roles advertised on a leading jobs board for the Sunshine Coast found close to 300 jobs currently available. That’s a lot of opportunities for Coast residents looking for work and that is great news for job seekers. Right? Yes, if...
Getting your HRM right the first time

Getting your HRM right the first time

A few years ago, you were probably sitting at your kitchen table or were in the midst of tinkering in your garage when you had that light bulb moment to start your own business. You gathered your resources, put in place a plan and began on a new chapter to being an...