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Leaders have become "fragile" in recent years, but there's a way to ensure they start to "thrive through striving", says Dr Paige Williams. "Anti-fragile is a dynamic between how much disruption or challenge or uncertainty you have got going on in a particular context in your life, and how confident and able you feel to be able to cope with that level of disruption or uncertainty."

The Federal Government rightly prioritised speed over perfection in rolling out pandemic business supports, but design flaws could "bite" in the coming months if they don't get urgent attention, according to a report by the Grattan Institute. With 1.6 million employees stood down or working fewer hours than usual, it's the JobKeeper scheme in particular that needs refinement.

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The Fair Work Commission has rejected arguments that an employer's JobKeeper-enabling direction was unreasonable because it disproportionately affected permanent workers. It also required some casuals receiving JobKeeper to work more hours.

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Our new webcast discusses the role emotional intelligence will play as workplaces rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis. WM consulting managing director Ban Weston discusses five fear and anxiety 'triggers' in the current market; how EQ buffers organisations during adversity; a successful EQ case study; and practical strategies for building EQ in your workforce.

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After the COVID-19 outbreak both tested and revealed new levels of capability, Western Health's head of HR Suellen Bruce says it will never go back to its old ways of working. She shares how it has overhauled remote working, upskilling, redeployment, communication and wellbeing in light of the pandemic.

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It was fair for an employer to sack a worker who refused to provide basic information about his travel plans, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. The employee understood why the information was being requested and how it would be used, but he "incorrectly determined for himself that it was unlawful".