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Australians need to shift approaches to leadership and focus on “connected intelligence” (CI) to cope with social media and the “democratisation of knowledge”, an Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) white paper said.
The Federal Court has ruled that a union member holding a sign attacking co-workers for being “scabs” during the Bowen Basin mine strikes was exercising a protected right and his dismissal for such conduct breached the Fair Work Act. The court found holding such a sign could not be considered adverse action because it did ...more
A Hays white paper has found one in five candidates (19.7%) would turn down jobs if they did not provide reasonable access to social media sites, like Facebook, at work. The paper, Tomorrow’s Workforce, found 44.3% of employers believed allowing employees social media access at work would improve retention levels. It found 33.2% of employers ...more
South Australia Australia’s WHS regime moved closer to actual harmonisation when South Australia’s Work Health and Safety Act 2012 received assent on 15 November 2012. Like Tasmania, the SA laws commence on 1 January 2013, leaving little time for unprepared businesses to make transition. The SA legislation contains some particular differences, particularly on the element ...more
The NSW Industrial Relations Commission is not among the 23 tribunals the State Government is amalgamating to become the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. NSW Attorney General Greg Smith confirmed the creation of the new super tribunal on October 26, but said “the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) is not one of the bodies to be ...more
Legislating for flexible work places is a step in the wrong direction, according to HR expert and HR Anywhere managing director Martin Nally. “The Fair Work Act should set award minimum standards, but legislation should not define culture,” he said.
Advocating for a “push-pull” approach to flexibility, Nally said employers needed to understand “flexibility can’t be imposed as the needs of employees will be individual”.