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17

Nov

2011

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Study - Facts and Fallacies

In a Sydney Morning Herald Story entitled, “On the booze, but not feeling drunk: 9% of employees drink at work”, Amy Corderoy exposes some facts and fallacies around the use of alcohol in the workplace. Ken Pidd, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction at Adelaide's Flinders University shares some key findings from this first study of drug and alcohol use in Australian workplaces involving 9800 workers. Key Findings: Many people mistakenly ...

27

Oct

2011

Armed Robbery Response Skills and Prevention

Licenced premises are particularly vulnerable to armed robbery as they deal with large amounts of cash and operate outside normal trading hours. The paper’s recommendations are that staff training is a primary strategy for armed robbery prevention, alongside ongoing improvements to technological security measures. The readily available prevention information is based on the 'crime triangle' approach, which addresses the three aspects of an offender's willingness to commit a ...

26

Oct

2011

Non-Monetary Motivation for Frontline Managers - A Leadership Toolkit for Senior Management

Motivating frontline managers is more about leadership skills than deploying the tactics that frontline managers use to motivate frontline staff. (See Part 1 – Non-Monetary Motivation for Frontline Staff) The key to increasing motivation in the workplace is to create a climate in which people's natural abilities and internal motivations come to the fore so they feel a desire to contribute more for the company and for their own growth. You also need to build a belief system with ...

21

Oct

2011

Workplace Bullying and Sexual Harassment at IBM Melbourne

Susan Spiteri, former senior sales executive at IBM Melbourne has filed a $1.1 M claim in Federal Court over alleged workplace bullying and sexual harassment. Her claims include the following incidents: “…a senior manager systematically harassed and bullied her, including inappropriate touching, remarks, threats intimidation and unreasonable demands.” “ ... the manager said Ms Spiteri should "get her breasts out" to get sales and he also referred to her as "f---ing Spiteri" and ...

15

Oct

2011

Anti social Networking – Cyberbullying Stripped Bare

On Sept 23, the Federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy released a new 17 minute short film entitled “Tagged”. This follows the release of the privately produced Cyber Sin Sept 5, 2011 dealing with the implied cyberbullying-caused suicide of a teenager. “Tagged” will be made available to all schools. Its purpose is to highlight the consequences and dangers of sexting and cyberbullying to parents and school children. Research into the way young people use social media and feedback ...
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