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What do we do now that the ‘social media genie’ is out of the bottle?

With such prolific social media traffic and ever increasing accessibility, the line between personal and work related information has inevitably blurred.

The Who, What and How of an Unfair Dismissal claim?

Many employers feel the threat of an Unfair Dismissal claim is hanging over their head when considering terminating the employment of a staff member. To effectively manage the risk employers need

Chanel and Blockbuster Video – What Do They Have In Common?

"One cannot be forever innovating. I only want to create classics.” - Coco Chanel

Apartments Key to Perth’s Housing Future

Apartments will be key to Perth’s housing future as West Australians increasingly choose lifestyle over urban sprawl, experts say.

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.