Watch ‘The Hidden Costs of Workplace Bullying’ Webinar

By |August 24th, 2016|

If you think back to all the different places you’ve worked, how many times have you experienced or seen workplace bullying happening first or second-hand? I’m sure there’s a good number of you reading this right now that can probably think of a few times that you’ve seen or experienced it happening.
That powerful question kicked […]

Learning Seat Course Updates & Releases – August 2016

By |August 22nd, 2016|

This August, we’ve updated the following Learning SeatĀ courses, and we’ve added aĀ brand new course to our existing course library:
Course Updates:
Safety Leadership Suite
Safety Leadership is a suite of online courses designed to develop employees (managers and non-
managers) understanding and management of health and safety issues in the workplace to ensure a safe work environment for everyone.

The […]

Can ‘Unfriending’ Work Colleagues on Facebook Be Considered Bullying?

By |August 8th, 2016|

In a recent Fair Work Commission decision, the act of ‘unfriending’ a work colleague on Facebook was held to have contributed to a finding of bullying in the workplace. This case highlights the importance of implementing comprehensive anti-bullying and social media policies that address appropriate employee conduct on social media in order to reduce the […]

Do’s and Don’ts in Workplace Investigations

By |August 3rd, 2016|

Whilst most employees are aware of the need to conduct workplace investigations, some may underestimate the benefits of a properly planned, conducted and recorded investigation.
Workplace investigations play an important role in addressing alleged inappropriate and/or improper workplace conduct and behaviour. Increasingly, workplace investigations also provide justification for the taking of disciplinary action against an employee, […]

“Compliance is not tick and flickā€ – warning from Fair Work Ombudsman

By |July 28th, 2016|

As the Coalition promises increased penalties against employers for non-compliance with workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has emphasised its message that compliance involves looking beyond the legal risk.
Speaking last week, FWO, Natalie James, looked at the question ā€œwhere does responsibility for compliance with the law begin and end?ā€

The Fair Work Act states that […]

Learning Seat Course Updates – July 2016

By |July 25th, 2016|

This July, we’ve updated the following Learning SeatĀ programs and courses, which have been released:
Course Updates:
Plant Safety
The Plant Safety course encourages general awareness of legally compliant conduct and best practice relating to plant work health and safety (WHS). Itā€™s designed to be delivered to employees in all Australian states and territories, and the Commonwealth. It should […]

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