The 2019 Industry Survey: Training in the Workplace conducted by iHR Australia in 2019 saw over 200 responses from a diverse range of participants. In this week’s article we highlight some of the key findings from the survey results. A full version of the report “The hidden workplace training[…]
Alan Colvin is an HR industry leader that has enhanced the workplace culture and capability of hundreds of organisations. His special interest in developing and facilitating workshops on leadership and soft skills lead Alan to develop iHR Australia’s newest program, Developing Leaders.
Following last weeks celebration of International Women's Day, the iHR Australia team have identified some emerging anecdotal evidence of a clash between old attitudes and new expectations. It did not require much analysis to realise that iHR Australia investigated more sexual harassment claims in[…]
You can have the best practices in policy and complaints handling processes. You can have a policy statement providing a commitment to a discrimination, harassment and bullying free workplace. But you can’t mitigate the risk of costly incidents of inappropriate behaviour if managers have an[…]
A 2010 survey conducted by McKinsey in the US revealed that nearly 70% of senior executives are only ‘somewhat satisfied’ or ‘not at all satisfied’ with the performance of their companies’ frontline managers. Furthermore 81% of frontline managers said they are not satisfied with their own[…]
Productivity, job satisfaction and mitigating risk are key selling points in pitching a training session to your manager
Training can provide employees with a number of benefits both personally and professionally. Employees can sell the benefits of workplace training to their manager in a number of ways. One of the most effective ways to do so is by showing how training will benefit not only yourself but your boss,[…]
According to John Boardman, Director Workplace Relations at iHR Australia, bullying has taken a devastating toll on Australian business costing more than $10 billion dollars a year. Boardman notes that addressing the underlying causes of bullying is imperative as well as undertaking preventative[…]
Tribunal warns that Anti-Discrimination policies were not "communicated effectively": why Blended Learning provides a good solution
A tribunal has warned employers that they must not only have anti-discrimination policies in place but must also ensure that they are "communicated effectively", after finding an Aboriginal economic development company vicariously liable for race discrimination. This decision is a reminder to[…]
New bullying jurisdiction makes first finding, highlighting importance of flexible and rapid training for employees
In the first formal ruling since the inception of its January 2014 anti-bullying jurisdiction, the Fair Work Commission has found that two employees at a small real estate business were victims of bullying.
Organisations are obligated to take ‘Reasonable Steps’ to protect employees from harassment, bullying and discrimination. ‘Reasonable steps’, is not defined in the Australian Legislation as what is ‘reasonable’ for large organisation may not be ‘reasonable’ for a smaller organisation. In the[…]