Negotiation Strategies in the Workplace

One of the most underdeveloped skills for professionals is the art of negotiation. Joydeep Hor, in this unique Webinar, shared some of the theory and practice of effective negotiations in the workplace.

Some of the topics covered included:

  • Anchoring.
  • Ultimatums.
  • Saving face.
  • Creating value in a deal.

Absenteeism, Unfit-for-work employees and Wellbeing

Managing absenteeism and injured employees in the workplace can be a complex issue – determining reasons for absence, navigating doctors’ reports, and carefully treading the line between management and discipline are no easy tasks. As an employer, how do you decide if an employee is fit or unfit for work and what can you do once you have?

Issues discussed in this webinar included:

  • uncovering reasons behind absenteeism;
  • the links between absenteeism and workplace culture;
  • understanding when an employee is unfit for work;
  • making reasonable accommodations and adjustments;
  • getting the right medical information; and
  • best practice tips for managing employee absenteeism.

The dotted line … What your employment contracts should look like

You should be reviewing and updating your employment contracts regularly, but the question is – what has to be in them and what can be taken out? Join us as we discuss:

  • Why are contracts needed
  • Unique terms you should consider
  • Drafting contracts to suit different types of employees
  • How policies, handbooks and manuals interact with the employment contract
  • A look at recent case law
  • Best practice for varying contracts

Australian Votes: PCS 2016 Election Special

Following the announcement of the Federal Election to be held on 2 July 2016, join us as we take a look at:

  • What the upcoming election will mean for your organisation
  • Key policy platforms in IR and HR
  • Briefing your stakeholders
  • Auditing your IR strategy

So you like to watch

As technology advances, so does the ways which an organisation can track employee activities. With so many variables available, how do you decide which is right for your organisation? In this webinar we discussed:

  • Perceptions and trust issues in surveillance.
  • Surveillance laws across the various jurisdictions.
  • Auditing and assessing your organisation’s current practices.
  • The link between privacy and workplace surveillance.
  • Surveillance beyond the workplace (social media, workers compensation investigations and tracking devices).
  • Common pitfalls and mistakes and how to avoid or remedy them.

Today’s Workplace Part 2

Following on from March’s webinar, we continued our examination of topical issues including:

  • best practice strategies for understanding your diversity obligations;
  • when can you “refuse” to employ someone;
  • working from home… making it work for all involved;
  • temporary working visas and sponsorship of employees.

Today’s Workplace Part 1

As society grows and changes, technology evolves and, new generations enter the workforce, what policies and procedures have worked in the past may not be relevant in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. In this webinar we discussed:

Managing the risks of adverse action and unlawful discrimination in recruitment:

  • can you trust what social media says about a candidate and what are the risks of relying on it?;
  • the do’s and do not’s of drafting job advertisements; and
  • how interview notes may lead to a legal claims.

Social media:

  • understanding when a post has a connection to employment;
  • ownership of social media contacts after termination; and
  • humour vs harassment and knowing where to draw the line.

The ageing workforce:

  • discrimination in recruitment;
  • workers compensation issues; and
  • making reasonable adjustments.

Getting the most out of Gen Y:

  • investing in training and development;
  • tapping into a unique skill set;
  • specific retention strategies; and
  • is there a culture of entitlement?