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10 Tips to avoid an Unfair Dismissal claim

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,

Freyens and Oslington found that the average cost to an employer for settlement prior to hearing (not including payout) was $9780. Where the dispute escalated to a hearing, the same paper found the average cost to the employer was $11,661. These values highlight the truly costly nature of the process, especially when compared with Fair Work Australia statistics that suggest 58 per cent of successfully settled claims awarded employees with less than $4000.

Here are my top 10 tips for avoiding a...
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Handling Sexual Harassment at Christmas

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Monday, March 19, 2012,

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Christmas is-a-comin' - and we all like to throw a good staff party. All too often, however, businesses just don't understand the risks and liabilities they themselves run if sexual harassment occurs at a work function. The basic tips below should help to clear things up - and give some practical ideas to follow. Of course - you can always contact me - although I may need an invite to the party ... just to make sure you're doing everything properly :-)


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The importance of Position Descriptions

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Monday, March 19, 2012,

SO - do you have up-to-date, clear Position Descriptions (PD) for every role? Really? Honestly? If you don’t – how can you be sure that your people are working on the things your business needs them to be working on? With your people likely being your highest variable cost – can you really afford to be duplicating tasks, or leaving gaping holes? 

Do Position Descriptions really matter that much? 
 

· Role clarity:  Employees want to...


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