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Are you one of the 20% of workers that will experience a Mental Health Issue?

One in five Australian adults will experience a mental illness in any given year.  Mental illness may develop externally, or within the workplace and regardless of the cause the cost to employers

A win for employers - changes to annual leave provisions

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) Full-Bench has handed down sweeping changes as part of the four yearly reviews that will affect the Annual Leave provisions of all Modern Awards.

How do you manage the poor performance... of a volunteer?

Traditionally the performance management of individuals has not been afforded the same focus within the Not for Profit (NFP) sector as within the business sector, particularly when it comes to volunte

Rise in Bullying Claims – Have you minimised the risk?

The Fair Work Act 2009 was amended in 2014 to provide workers the right to make a complaint to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for an order to stop “bullying” behaviour in their workplace.

Steps to Tackling Poor Performance

Whether an employee is not meeting a deadline or their standard of work is unacceptable, as a Manager it is your responsibility to provide prompt feedback to your employees.

Building From the Ground Up: The ABC’s of People & Culture

Whether you are a mining junior or a tech start up; you are a small business with a constantly changing environment. In other words you are a small team with unlimited priorities, but limited funds.

WA workplaces get recognised for a commitment to their workers’ health

Last month, my esteemed colleague and international health expert, Trevor Shilton announced in his monthly Business News column that our Recognised Healthy Workplace program had been launched.

Grade is King for Orinoco

Even with a depressed gold price there are still a few WA gold explorers that are hurtling towards production but with one key advantage – grade !Orinoco Gold is one such company and with results of 1

Cradle strikes 197m @ 3.8g/t Au Equivalent

Perth based explorer Cradle Resources recently produced some spectacular drilling results at their Niobium project in Tanzania.Headlined by a 197m intersection from surface grading .

Wolf to join elite pack

With many Perth mining companies currently licking their wounds and simply trying to keep the lights on, few are contemplating funding a DFS let alone production.One Perth mining company however has b

New strategy for New Standard pays off

A decision by New Standard Energy to focus on the Eagle Ford oil and gas fields of Texas rather than W.A’s Canning Basin is paying off for New Standard Energy.With a market cap of just $28m New Standa

Lucapa set to mine world class diamonds

Seven years after selling control of Kimberley Diamonds for $320 million, Miles Kennedy is back in the diamond mining business.And while Kimberley became famous for the fancy yellow diamonds produced

Balaclava wearing lawyers

Is it only Perth corporate lawyers that have a Balaclava lurking in their bottom drawer ?Legal fees and billing practices in Perth are now akin to daylight robbery and the old saying “only the lawyers

Get recognised for your healthy workplace

OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, this column has been a great avenue to spruik the benefits of workplace health. The benefits are many and varied.

Make your workplace a happier workplace

I know there will always be critics, but to me, the 80s were a great era in music. Synthesizers, Dire Straits, not to mention terrible hair; it was a great time in my life.

Make your business stand out from the crowd

In an economic era of fierce competition and sophisticated copy cats, differentiating your company from rivals is a tough job.

Chinese fly in with $26m chequebook for Pluton

Hong Kong based General Nice Resources will underwrite the Pluton Resources rights issue to the tune of $26m and will take up their own rights worth $13.5m

More high grade bauxite hits expected for Canyon

With the wet season over in Cameroon , Canyon Resources are expected to re-commence their exciting Bauxite exploration program soon.

Hammer hits the nail on the head

As if a 62m hit grading .65% Molybdenum wasn’t enough, Perth based Hammer Metals backed it up the next day with a 75m copper intersection grading 1.33% copper at their Mt Isa project in Queensland.

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