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    Ageism in Australia

    I came across this interesting article recently about our ageism. It rightly points out that we have an ageing population, the Government clearly wants/needs people to stay in the workforce longer,...
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    You are welcome to establish an HR networking...

    You are welcome to establish an HR networking event through this site if you wish. We could easily add a Forum for announcements of events.

    Kevin
  3. Reminder about the Fair Work Information Statement

    Just in case anyone is not aware, from 1 Jan, 2010, it is a requirement that all employers provide new employees with a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement as soon as possible after their...
  4. Thread: Redundancy

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    I'm not suggesting using a good redundancy...

    I'm not suggesting using a good redundancy package specifically to attract new people, but it can be a positive factor as part of the overall employment conditions. It suggests that the employer...
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    However, employment lawyers rarely have any...

    However, employment lawyers rarely have any regard whatsoever for the caring "employer of choice" image that you might want to project. Their aim is usually to protect your rights as the employer at...
  6. Are you absolutely sure it's your job?

    Are you absolutely sure it's your job?
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    In addition to straight cash you might also want...

    In addition to straight cash you might also want to think about including some counselling and (a good) outplacement service.

    Being made redundant, particularly after many years of service can...
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    I know someone who would beg to differ. He's a...

    I know someone who would beg to differ. He's a senior manager with an investment bank and he has an external "executive coach" who he has been seeing for a couple of years now. It's paid for by his...
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    This doesn't necessarily mean it won't work...

    This doesn't necessarily mean it won't work though. It depends on the willingness of the individuals to engage and commit sufficient time to the task. My wife has mentored numerous new teaching staff...
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    Ivana, I will preface this by saying I am not a...

    Ivana, I will preface this by saying I am not a lawyer, but I would put LinkedIn in a completely different category to "social media" products such as Facebook, MySpace etc. People don't use LinkedIn...
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    Okay, I'll retract the word "illegal". The...

    Okay, I'll retract the word "illegal".

    The fact is, in Victoria at least, that the Privacy Commissioner takes dim view of employers gathering information about job applicants from the internet,...
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    You would have collected information (almost...

    You would have collected information (almost certainly unverified) about the individual without their knowledge and consent.

    So the person has no ability to respond or redress. You could have...
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    This isn't the only employment related legal risk...

    This isn't the only employment related legal risk associated with the use of social media. You can throw the potential for bullying and harassment into the mix.

    Also, employers need to be aware...
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    Assuming you are likely to competing with local...

    Assuming you are likely to competing with local candidates, my advice would be to make it no more difficult for an employer to interview you compared with a local candidate.

    That means being...
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    Poll: This has always been my belief, but it's...

    This has always been my belief, but it's incredible how many recruiters (internal or external) don't understand this.

    So are you going to give us a clue to the identity of the group? ;)

    How...
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    A termination notice period of 2 weeks is very...

    A termination notice period of 2 weeks is very short for someone in a sensitive position. Nevertheless, when you say "effective immediately", I presume you mean he leaves immediately and does not...
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    The problem is, it's not usually multinationals...

    The problem is, it's not usually multinationals that discriminate, it's the individuals involved in the hiring process.



    My point exactly. How do you think these people would view a job...
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    Poll: Mark, Will it be someones specific...

    Mark,

    Will it be someones specific responsibility to manage your Facebook presence?

    What demographic are you hoping to attract via Facebook?

    Kevin

    PS: You might be interested in this...
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    This is an interesting question. I have actually...

    This is an interesting question. I have actually employed someone in the past who had worked at BAT and I didn't really give it much thought at the time, but BAT have had a lot more negative press...
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    This could work, but if it is viewed as coercion...

    This could work, but if it is viewed as coercion then the new contracts may not be legally enforceable if tested in court, particularly if they were due a pay review anyway. A one time monetary...
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    Producing a new employment contract is relatively...

    Producing a new employment contract is relatively straightforward, although as Belinda said getting input from a lawyer is important, and it should be someone who is a specialist in employment law.
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    Poll: Social Media in recruitment (again)

    I received an email this morning promoting use of social media in recruitment. It claimed that 43% of firms in the accounting industry use social media in recruitment. I find that very hard to...
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    Stephanie, Can you clarify what Total Injury...

    Stephanie,

    Can you clarify what Total Injury Severity Rate means?

    Is it impact of injuries in terms of lost time or associated costs such as medical, decreased quality, decreased...
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    One of the most memorable work Xmas functions I...

    One of the most memorable work Xmas functions I have been involved in was going down the Yarra and into the bay on a yacht, with good food and drinks laid on. You get quite a unique perspective of...
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    Hi Belinda, For how many people? Kevin

    Hi Belinda,

    For how many people?

    Kevin
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