Kick off date is March 2020
By Ciaran Strachan As some of you may be aware, during the past 18 months Ciaran and Vanessa have been testing several HR and Safety systems as part of our future bundles set to roll out next month. Unfortunately, I have noticed that the majority of these system owners appear to be confused as to […]
By Ciaran Strachan The Fair Work Ombudsmans 2018-19 annual report is out. The broad strokes are: – From 2018-19, the FWO answered more than 383,000 calls mostly from employees and their reps (70%). – The most common enquiry types were: entitlements, wages & termination. – Inspectors issued almost half a million of on the spot […]
By Ciaran Strachan In November 2019 the FWO tweeted this about casual employees. “ A casual employee doesn’t automatically become a permanent employee just because they’ve worked regular hours for a set period of time. They stay as casuals unless the employee and employer agree to change the employment to full-time or part-time employment. But, […]
I was lucky enough in 2019 to have a quote of mine on suicide prevention published in the latest edition of AHRIs HRM. Mental health is an important issue, however many of the approaches to date lack effective preventative models. HR professionals should look to collaborate with WHS professionals and provide data that aligns with […]
The Fair Work Ombudsman released its findings today against the operator of two sushi outlets in Queensland for breaching Australia’s workplace laws, and it is timely reminder for all directors. The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) took effect on 15 September 2017 after a string of high-profile underpayments of vulnerable workers (ie, Dominos, Caltex). […]
By Ciaran Strachan This article by HBR is a timely reminder on what is, and is not, a wellness program. It is NOT, Yoga, Yoghurt, health food, or an app bolted onto your HR Information System that improves the “employee experience.” It IS education, engaging your staff, and introducing real benefits that employees need to access in order […]
By Ciaran Strachan Leave planning is the most effective way for managers/business owners to be ensure both Fair Work compliance regarding leave entitlements, and minimising disruption, conflict and burnout to staff. Here are some quick tips when it comes to leave planning for your business. 1. Draft a leave plan for the holiday period to […]
By Ciaran Strachan On the 25th June 2019, Ciaran Strachan from hrsafe presented with Evelyn Pollard at the Institute of Managers and Leaders to share their extensive HR experience. The topic of the day was on high performance cultures, presenteeism and mental health and discussing ways these separate issues can be tackled with one strategy, […]
is tech contributing towards an increase in precarious employment? Is Non standard work on the rise?...
By Ciaran Strachan On the 25th June 2019, Ciaran Strachan from hrsafe presented with Evelyn Pollard...