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Leaders and 'above the line' behaviour; Working parents; and more

Leaders sometimes claim they are pushed "below the line" of acceptable workplace conduct when dealing with others' misbehaviour, but this indicates they lack responsibility, resilience and influence, HR Daily Community member Catherine Gillespie warns in this week's featured post.

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WFH direction "plainly" reasonable; no forced dismissal

An employee who refused to comply with a "plainly" reasonable direction to work from home during COVID-19 restrictions was not constructively dismissed, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. » more »


Employer's response to high-level tension lacked requisite structure

A large employer failed to approach "high-level tension" with the appropriate level of structure for a conflict that went beyond reasonable management action, a commission has ruled. » more »


Webcast: Uncovering workplace culture trouble spots

When signs of workplace misbehaviour arise, it's not always necessary or even advisable to launch straight into a formal investigation. In this webcast, a specialist explains why a culture audit is a good alternative, outlining what it is, the outcomes to expect, sample questions, and three case studies. » more »

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Best practice performance management is a retention tool, not exit 'weapon'


Slight changes in the wording used to describe performance management can make the difference between whether it's perceived as a "weapon" to exit poor performers, or a genuine attempt to develop and retain employees, Accenture's HR leader says. » more »

Class has biggest influence on inclusion; Frontline managers 'disempowered'; and more

Social class is the diversity demographic with the greatest impact on whether employees are included or excluded at work, new research suggests. Meanwhile frontline managers have been disempowered during the pandemic, and employees are feeling unrecognised and unsupported. » more »