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 […]

Misconduct risks for employees working remotely

Employees have a duty of good faith and fidelity to employers. They should behave ethically and act with honesty and integrity. Given the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus, all organisations, both government and non-government, are turning to remote work as a solution to keep their businesses running and maintain essential services. In some cases […]

Remote Communication – Tips for Staying Engaged & Connected

Remote teams are the future of work. The Global Mobile Workforce Forecast Update estimates that over 40% of the world’s working population will be mobile by 2022.  In highly developed countries, the figures could soon reach 75% (International Data Council (IDC)). With social isolation measures in management of Coronavirus, remote communication is now more important than […]

Workplace bullying in the time of COVID-19

Principal Consultant Christa Ludlow has prepared a whitepaper titled Workplace Bullying, Evidence Based Approaches to a Complex Problem – which you can download for free. The whitepaper draws on recent research and WEIR’s own experience in workplace investigation, workplace mediation and conflict resolution, to examine why the prevalence of bullying remains high despite attempts to […]

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