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Nov

2017

Christmas Workplace Party Perils

A Cautionary Tale

Excellent advice on staff Christmas party pitfalls from a post by Vince Scopelliti on HR Daily

21

Feb

2017

ATM Skimming Devices - What to Look For

Look around the ATM machine to make sure there are not any skimming devices before withdrawing cash. Some are hard to detect, as they are manufactured to fit the ATM machine perfectly. Although it is recommended to look for the device, it is better to protect your PIN number. This is because the scammers cannot withdraw any cash without the PIN number. To protect the PIN number, simply cover the PIN from above with your hand or other things, such as a magazine or newspaper. Another ...

24

Apr

2015

5 Common Mistakes in Workplace Investigation Process

From a post  by Catherine Gillespie on hrdaily community: 
Workplace investigations require a thorough, unbiased and procedurally fair approach. There are common mistakes made during all phases of the investigation process that can put the integrity of the investigation at risk. 

#1 – Not being responsive Taking too long to respond to a complaint can lead to a bigger issue developing and the risk of legal intervention. An employer has a duty of care to act promptly and to keep the ...

24

Jul

2014

Past Behaviour Counts and Other Lessons from the Anti-Bullying Tribunal

From a post in hrdaily: In some of the key cases handed down in the anti-bullying jurisdiction so far, the Fair Work Commission has provided useful guidance on what constitutes "repeated unreasonable behaviour", but also raised concerns about the scope of orders it can make. Since January 1, 2014 the Fair Work Commission has had jurisdiction to deal with bullying complaints and order the bullying to stop. While it has no power to order reinstatement or compensation, the FWC does have ...

22

Jul

2014

Six Figure Payout Landmark Ruling Alters Harassment Compensation Landscape

          From a post by hrdaily: Employers now face a much bigger threat of six-figure payouts for workplace sexual harassment, after a landmark Federal Court decision. In awarding $130,000 to a former Oracle employee, the court has ruled community standards demand much higher compensation payments. Previously, most awards for victims of sexual harassment who suffer psychological injury fell in the range of $12,000 to $18,000. Damon King, senior associate in ...
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‘Tis the season to be jolly sensible

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Viktoria 0 108 Article rating: No rating
The office Christmas party can be a great place to unwind, celebrate your wins and socialise with your staff and work colleagues. But unwind a little too much, or fail to act on employee’s complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards them, and your business, culture and potentially bottom line can take a big hit.
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