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What to Say After ‘Are You Ok?’

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September 2020 IN BRIEF: Physical distancing, unexpected changes and unforeseen consequences in 2020 are impacting us all in different ways. As we approach R U Ok? Day on 10 September, we remind workplaces to regularly check in on the mental health and wellbeing of staff by asking ‘Are you ok?’, and following up frequently. We…

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Conducting Performance Reviews for Millenials

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September 2020 IN BRIEF: The traditional approach to reviewing performance has been placed under the microscope recently, appearing to some to be a waste of time and resources that offers too little, too late. The annual appraisal meeting between manager and employee often results in long periods of time passing without any discussions about performance…

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A Shared Vision: Implementing Child Safety Workplace Standards

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September 2020 IN BRIEF: On 21 August, The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian released a guide to implementing the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards – specifically in faith-based organisations.      The 2019 National Catholic Safeguarding Standards The 10 National Catholic Safeguarding Standards were first published in May 2019 by Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL) in…

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JobKeeper Scheme and Fair Work Act Changes Extended

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2 September 2020 IN BRIEF: Yesterday, Parliament enacted legislation (The Coronavirus Economic Response Package (JobKeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020) to extend the operation of the JobKeeper scheme from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. The changes will reduce the amount of JobKeeper payments to eligible employers and employees as previously announced by the Australian Government on…

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