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10 03, 2018

Social Media Policy: A Must-Have

2018-01-18T18:32:46+00:00 March 10th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Training and Development, Workplace Investigations|

When a Linfox employee made disparaging comments about company managers on his Facebook page, the company fired him for serious misconduct. The employee applied to Fair Work Australia for unfair dismissal. The Commissioner sided with the employee. Why? Because Linfox did not have a policy covering employee use of social media. In the complete absence of a policy defining appropriate conduct, the employee could not be guilty of any

25 02, 2018

The Joker

2018-01-18T18:33:46+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Training and Development|

Joking and generally having fun at work can increase productivity and employee engagement. It may reduce stress, build harmonious relationships, improve teamwork, promote creativity, aid communication and reduce absenteeism…who would want to miss out on some enjoyable activity at work? But remember the less than hilarious Joker from Batman lore? Described as an anarchist and an agent of chaos…his example reminds us that there is good reason to bear

7 02, 2018

Turn Lemons into Lemonade – ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’

2018-01-18T18:34:38+00:00 February 7th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Peer Support Products|

So many quotes and proverbs strike a chord within us. Advising us how to become or stay happy many of these ‘sayings’ have been around for decades, centuries even. This adage, penned over one hundred years ago suggests making sweet and delicious lemonade, after life throws you a sour lemon. It is arresting in its simplicity. Don’t dwell on an unpleasant turn of events, it calmly encourages. Take control