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2209, 2017

Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace

September 22nd, 2017|

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. Mental health issues, especially depression and anxiety, are common in the community. While some people have a long-term mental illness, many may have mental illness for a

2209, 2017

Workplace Myths

September 22nd, 2017|

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. Many employers and employees harbour misunderstandings about their rights and obligations in the workplace. The Fair Work Ombudsman receives queries daily that would demonstrate that many workplace

2209, 2017

When is Performance Management Reasonable or Bullying?

September 22nd, 2017|

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. The purpose of performance management is to give employees an understanding of how they are performing, areas they are succeeding in, areas they can improve, and a

1407, 2017

The Benefits of Taking Time Off

July 14th, 2017|

Our official working week maybe 38 hours, but that is just the time we are required to spend on the job. Long commutes, chores around the house, extracurricular activities for the kids, etc. cut deep

1407, 2017

Stress in the Workplace

July 14th, 2017|

This time of year can be a very stressful time for everyone. Often deadlines need to be managed as we head towards the end of the year and in most cases Christmas closures. Work- related

1407, 2017

Flexible Work Arrangements

July 14th, 2017|

Most employers would have heard of the right to request flexible working arrangements, but just what does that mean? A few calls we received to the Helpline recently indicate that perhaps the background to flexible

1407, 2017

Should Work Experience Students Be Paid?

July 14th, 2017|

Have you ever been approached by a student seeking to do work experience in your business? If you take on work experience students it is important to be sure that the arrangement is lawful. The

3103, 2015

Complacent or Compliant – What Will You Choose?

March 31st, 2015|

As published in The Insurance Business 31 March 2015 An insurance industry expert has warned authorised representatives that they could be next under the ASIC microscope. With ASIC’s recent prosecution against dishonest brokers and major