Workplace
  • May 29 2020 Mature age workers particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 job losses

    Federal and State governments are being urged to protect the mature workers who are especially vulnerable to job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns. Suggestions are for the government to continue to pay a higher weekly benefit to mature workers or lower the aged pension age due to the increased competition now for jobs. Gold Read More…

  • May 28 2020 HR Legal’s tips for developing your COVIDSafe plan

    Many workplaces are now receiving the green-light to open their offices and begin reintegrating their staff back into the workplace, however this can only be done with a COVIDSafe plan in place, as per the government’s announcement on lockdown easing. Commencing the return to work seems like a straight-forward task, however, for many Australian businesses Read More…

  • May 28 2020 What do millennials look for in their job roles?

    Millennials now make up around half of the nation’s workforce and yet persistent myths could be making it harder than it needs to be for organisations to successfully integrate this new generation of workers into existing teams.  Jaen Snyman, national business manager – modern workplace, Empired, said, “Apart from being digital natives, millennials aren’t really Read More…

  • May 22 2020 How to support your employees’ wellbeing during COVID-19 disruption

    Never has it been more important for employers to lead with compassion, understanding and empathy to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of their employees is not compromised.   In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a marked shift in the way businesses are run and people are managed. TAL, like many Read More…

  • May 22 2020 More than 3 million to seek career change post COVID-19

    A new ING Future Focus Report shows that 3.3 million Aussie adults are rethinking their career path because of the COVID-19 pandemic impact. ING’s Head of Retail Banking, Melanie Evans said that the pandemic has forced people to reflect on their professional lives. “COVID-19 has made many Aussies re- think their work choice with some Read More…

  • May 21 2020 Don’t bring your staff back to work until you have done these things

    With lockdown restrictions gradually being eased across the country, Australian workplaces are looking at the types of changes needed in order to meet new COVID-19 (COVIDSafe) requirements post-lockdown. Office National’s CEO Gavin Ward said today, “Australian workplaces have a responsibility to enforce strict social distancing rules after the lockdown and to implement many other changes.” Read More…

  • May 18 2020 Can WFH employees refuse to go back to the office?

    What are the rights of the employee and the employer regarding the return to the office? Can working from home employees refuse to go back to the workplace due to COVID-19, even if it has a ‘COVIDSafe’ plan?  As Australia commences it’s return to normality in the wake of COVID-19, the internet is already abuzz Read More…

  • May 15 2020 Social distancing officers… does your business need one?

    In the new world of work going forward, is it possible that your workplace and business will need a COVID-19 social distancing officer? Australia has made tremendous progress in limiting the effects of COVID-19 and all indications are that we are on the path to socio-economic recovery. For many businesses, this means a return to Read More…

  • April 28 2020 The brutal and bountiful reality of virtual accountability

    So we are now all living in the future of work. The shift to remote work was happening in a modest way before the crisis hit. But now, if the arrangement proves productive, it’s likely many companies will opt to reduce their overheads and end millions of people’s commutes by going big on remote. Those of Read More…

  • April 27 2020 How businesses can support parents during COVID-19

    How can employers best support their parent employees during this time, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many businesses to adopt work from home models? Recent weeks have seen many businesses and organisations embrace remote work to continue operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this is causing challenges for all employees, it’s a particularly challenging time Read More…

  • April 20 2020 8 tips for supporting employees’ health and wellness during COVID-19

    The new COVID-19 environment of home-based working and social distancing has not only posed unprecedented challenges in productivity for many workplaces, but it could also be affecting employees’ mental health. A leading workplace safety expert is urging organisations to prioritise the health and wellness of their employees during this challenging time, revealing the important benefits Read More…

  • April 16 2020 Top tips for leading remote teams during COVID-19

    What are the top things a manager should be doing when leading their teams remotely? The spread of COVID-19 has led to travel restrictions, school closures, and cities around the world moving towards lockdowns. Amid these new conditions, most of us still need to continue our day to day work. But the way we do Read More…

  • April 15 2020 How soft skills impact and translate in the world of working from home

    Many of us are adjusting to working from home with the increasing risk of Coronavirus. Some of us might not have the ergonomic set up that helps us to work without physical pain; we may be sharing a desk with our partners or family members who are also working from home; we might live alone Read More…

  • April 6 2020 Who is legally liable if workers catch coronavirus whilst working?

    As workplaces move to a work from home arrangement, it’s raised the issue of whether workers who catch Coronavirus while working from home are able to pursue workers compensation claims. Employment law expert Bruce Simmonds says the answer is a yes but with conditions and people working from home during the COVID- 19 crisis who Read More…

  • March 24 2020 The remote work conundrum: How to work from home efficiently

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect individuals and businesses across the globe, many governments and health organisations have advised working from home as a means to slow the spread of the virus. Indeed, many Australian businesses have already implemented mandatory work from home practices for their employees. Globally, we’re undergoing the world’s largest work-from-home experiment Read More…

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