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‘Tis the season to be jolly sensible

Tips for Employers

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.




Christmas Workplace Party Perils

A Cautionary Tale

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




Fair Work Introduces Higher Penalties for Vulnerable Workers

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 is now in effect.

The vulnerable workers Bill, which the Senate passed earlier this month, boosts protections for vulnerable workers by prohibiting employers from unreasonably requiring employees to make 'cash-back' payments.




Why bullying and harassment occur

Two new reports shine a light on the prevalence of workplace bullying, the work climates that foster it, and its impact on absenteeism and productivity.

The first Safe Work Australia report is based on results from the 2014–15 Australian Workplace Barometer project, which involved interviews with more than 4,200 employees from across the country.

The research found nearly one in 10 employees have been bullied at work – a "sizeable increase since 2009–11, where seven per cent of Australian workers reported they experienced workplace bullying".





The Importance of First Aid at Work

From a post by Ian Martin: Accidents can happen anywhere, even in the safest of offices. Simple trips  and falls can have serious consequences, and unexpected problems such as heart  attacks can become life-or-death situations. Having someone in the office  trained to deal with first aid can help to make the accident victims more  comfortable, as well as potentially save lives, and first aid at work is  therefore hugely important. Accidents are Just Around The Corner Some workplaces ...


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