Sexual harassment in the Hotel Industry

In 2017 the USA Time Magazine awarded its ‘Person of the Year’ to ‘The Silence Breakers’ –women who have come forward to break the silence about sexual harassment and sexual violence. You may have heard about the Hollywood actresses such as Ashley Judd, Selma Blair and Alyssa Milano, who went public about sexual assaults and […]

How to deal with an underperforming coworker

One of my coworkers is underperforming, which creates more work for me. I give him feedback and he gets defensive. I then get frustrated and nothing changes. Firstly, why is he underperforming and is this a new development? As his manager, you need to check that there is not some serious issue present. Ask him […]

Motivating Your Team in a Post Lockdown World

As we return to the office after lockdown, are you nervous about reconnecting with your team? Are you feeling exhausted, disengaged and worried that your team will feel the same? According to a recent whitepaper by Allan Ryan, Executive Director at Hargraves Institute, and Tess Julian: “The global pandemic has transformed our expectations of work […]

Working with Children Week 2021

June 21-25 is the inaugural Working with Children Week (#WWCW2021). During this week, the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) and its relevant networks will use this annual event to raise awareness of key child protection provisions in NSW. In NSW more than 1.8 million people hold a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance […]

The Government’s Response to the Respect@Work Report

In March 2020, the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Respect@Work Report was released publicly. Today the Federal Government responded with its The Roadmap for Respect: Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. The Government says it is committed to building a culture of respectful relationships within workplaces and that it has agreed to or notes […]

Which leadership Approach Is the Most Effective?

Think of someone who you think is an effective leader – whether at work, in a team or group, a social or political movement, a sporting context, a particular situation or event, an organisation or institution. Were they a leader because of their role, their skills, their ideas, personality, the situation? What about them appealed […]

Managing Risks to Psychological Safety at Work

It is increasingly recognised that there are significant benefits when employers make psychological health and wellbeing at work a priority. Why is psychological safety important? As noted in WEIR’s 2020 Whitepaper on Workplace Bullying, research has shown that having policies, practices, and procedures for worker psychological health and safety will increase the levels of worker […]

Covid Redundancy Survival Guide

If you are back in the job market due to Covid-19, you are probably finding it is a very different job market today. There is a lot more competition for advertised jobs. Some industries are not hiring at all.  Many jobseekers are anxious about their finances. With fewer opportunities to socialise and network, there is […]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace- Investigation

A 2018 study found that one in three Australian workers had experienced sexual harassment in the last five years. Sexual harassment affects individuals, families, businesses and the community as a whole.  It is a systemic issue across all industries.  For employees who are sexually harassed, and those witnessing it, the workplace ceases to be a […]

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