Workplaces have turned to HR more than ever during the pandemic, but it's time for this function to accept it doesn't have all the answers, and instead collaborate more effectively with other divisions.
It was reasonable for an "empathetic" employer to propose disciplining a worker who failed to improve his poor attendance levels over several years, despite three absence management plans, a commission has found.
The timing of a worker's casual conversion request and an audit into his conduct, which led to his dismissal, was "too coincidental" not to be linked, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in awarding him three months' compensation.
Given the current state of mental health in Australian workplaces, it's crucial for employers to identify early warning signs and take steps to prevent "little issues" from becoming bigger ones. This HR Daily Premium webcast will help you to understand key issues and opportunities for intervention.
Increased remote and hybrid working models have intensified employers' performance management challenges. In this webcast, a lawyer will discuss how to ensure your processes are adapting in line with developing risks.