Upcoming webinars

HR Daily webinars keep you updated on vital HR compliance topics, practical guidance, thought leadership and more.

You'll learn from experts and specialists without leaving your desk - watch our webinars live and participate in the Q&A via your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone.

HR Daily Premium members receive complimentary passes to all online events, while casual registration is available for a limited number of webinars.

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Managing sick leave, illness and absence

Managing sick leave, illness and absence
Summary: It has never been more important for employers to properly manage sick leave and risks of illness in their workplace. This HR Daily webinar will provide details around legal issues, case law, and management considerations.
When: Thursday, 06 August, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members, $102 for casual attendees - limited passes available.

It has never been more important for employers to properly manage sick leave and risks of illness in their workplace.

Join us for an HR Daily webinar where Hall & Wilcox partner Fay Calderone will discuss legal issues, case law, and management considerations around:

  • Specific obligations in light of COVID-19;
  • Sick leave policies and enforcement;
  • Fitness for work evidence;
  • Managing employees with exhausted or no access to personal leave; and
  • Driving cultural change.

About the presenter:

Fay has extensive experience advising clients on legal issues affecting the workplace including advice to HR, C-Suite leaders and boards on compliance with workplace laws, change management, business protection strategies and underlying cultural issues manifesting in workplace complaints.

She is a recognised expert and go-to person on employment issues, regularly speaking at events on people and workplace issues. Fay has been highly commended as Woman Lawyer of the Year for the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards; a finalist in the Australian Lawyers Weekly Awards; and is recognised in the labour and employment law category of Best Lawyers in Australia.

Fay has previously presented HR Daily webinars on minimising workplace psych risks, employment contracts, personal liability risks, and 'cultural misfit' terminations.

Visit the Hall & Wilcox website.

Webcast: Essential HR tech update

Webcast: Essential HR tech update
Summary: It's estimated that COVID-19 has sped up employers' adoption of HR technology by three to five years. Is your organisation among those now reaping enormous efficiency and engagement benefits, or is it still among the 'laggards'? This webcast will explain where the biggest developments are occurring and how to get the right balance of tech and touch in HR processes.
When: Thursday, 20 August, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

It's estimated that COVID-19 has sped up employers' adoption of HR technology by three to five years. Is your organisation among those now reaping enormous efficiency and engagement benefits, or is it still among the 'laggards'?

Learn where the biggest developments are occurring and what's now considered basic versus cutting-edge HR tech in this webcast where Xref co-founder and CEO Lee-Martin Seymour will discuss:

  • Getting the right balance of tech and touch in HR processes;
  • Where employers can get the best ROI for their tech spend;
  • Questions to ask before investing; and
  • Emerging areas to watch.

About the presenter:

Lee-Martin Seymour is a co-founder of Xref and one of Australia's foremost HR technology experts and entrepreneurs. His work experience also includes 12 years with one of the world's largest specialist recruitment companies, so he understands the demands and pain points of the employment sector and is passionate about pioneering long-lasting change and innovation.

Visit the Xref website.

Uncovering workplace culture trouble spots

Uncovering workplace culture trouble spots
Summary: When signs of workplace misbehaviour arise, it's not always necessary or even advisable to launch straight into a formal investigation.
When: Thursday, 22 October, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members, $102 for casual attendees - limited passes available.

When signs of workplace misbehaviour arise, it's not always necessary or even advisable to launch straight into a formal investigation.

Learn why a culture audit is often a good alternative to investigating at this HR Daily Premium webinar, where The Zalt Group director Zandy Fell will outline:

  • What a culture audit is, and how it differs from an investigation;
  • What to ask and who to involve in an audit;
  • What outcomes to expect from the review; and
  • How to act on the themes and recommendations .

Zandy will share some real life examples of the approach, process, and impact on teams and organisations.

About the presenter:

Zandy Fell is passionate about conflict resolution and, with a background in law, employee relations, industrial relations and diversity, she understands workplace issues intimately.

Known for her creative and transparent approach to problem-solving, she challenges the status quo and questions limitations. She's been described as "compassionately confronting".

Among Zandy's career highlights are changing Toyota's industrial relations culture to one of employee relations – influencing senior internal and union management to think differently and relate to each other more positively – and acting as a restorative engagement facilitator for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce.

Visit The Zalt Group website.

Preventative approaches to workplace harassment

Preventative approaches to workplace harassment
Summary: With no signs that the #metoo movement is slowing down, high-profile sexual harassment cases continue to shine a spotlight on employers' inactions and failings in this area. Understand how to plug the gaps between legal obligations and best practices by attending this HR Daily webinar.
When: Thursday, 05 November, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

With no signs that the #metoo movement is slowing down, high-profile sexual harassment cases continue to shine a spotlight on employers' inactions and failings in this area.

Understand how to plug the gaps between legal obligations and best practices by attending this HR Daily webinar, where Hall & Wilcox partner Fay Calderone will discuss:

  • Legislative and policy developments;
  • Building a workplace culture of prevention;
  • Responding to informal complaints and anecdotal reports;
  • Pros and cons of mandating bystander action; and
  • Accessorial liability and whistleblower considerations.

About the presenter:

Fay has extensive experience advising clients on legal issues affecting the workplace including advice to HR, C-Suite leaders and boards on compliance with workplace laws, change management, business protection strategies and underlying cultural issues manifesting in workplace complaints.

She is a recognised expert and go-to person on employment issues, regularly speaking at events on people and workplace issues. Fay has been highly commended as Woman Lawyer of the Year for the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards; a finalist in the Australian Lawyers Weekly Awards; and is recognised in the labour and employment law category of Best Lawyers in Australia.

Fay has previously presented HR Daily webinars on minimising workplace psych risks, employment contracts, personal liability risks, and 'cultural misfit' terminations.

Visit the Hall & Wilcox website.

Webcast: Unfair dismissal case law roundup

Webcast: Unfair dismissal case law roundup
Summary: Which of 2020's unfair dismissal cases will have lasting ramifications? Watch our roundup of the year's most important rulings to put your organisation on the right footing in 2021.
When: Monday, 14 December, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Which of 2020's unfair dismissal cases will have lasting ramifications? Watch our roundup of the year's most important rulings to put your organisation on the right footing in 2021.

In this webcast, HWL Ebsworth partner Brad Swebeck and associate Lily Schafer-Gardiner will discuss:

  • An overview of the Fair Work Act's unfair dismissal provisions, processes and claim statistics;
  • FWC rulings involving termination for misconduct, poor performance, and more;
  • Practical steps to mitigate and prevent exposure to claims; and
  • Lessons and implications for the future.

About the presenters:

Brad Swebeck has nearly three decades' experience in employment law, HR consulting, industrial relations and workplace strategy, and is regarded by many HR practitioners as one of the leading legal professionals in the field.

Lily Schafer-Gardiner began her legal career with HWL Ebsworth in 2016 as a graduate-at-law, and has experience advising employers in conciliation and arbitration before commissions and local, district, supreme and federal courts. She also assists in workplace investigations and helps draft employment contracts and policies.

Visit the HWL Ebsworth website.