human resources

Fair Work Act – February HR Breakfast Club Summary

19 Feb , 2019 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Fair Work Act – February HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month James Macken, barrister from Blackburn Chambers, spoke about the General Protections provisions of the Fair Work Act. What is the general protections jurisdiction? Section 240 of the Fair Work Act provides: A person must not take adverse action against another person: (a)  because the other person: (i)  has a workplace right; or (ii)  […]

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Developing Your Network – The First Step to Network Leadership: November Summary

20 Nov , 2018 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Developing Your Network – The First Step to Network Leadership: November Summary

This month Andrew Marshall, Senior Account Manager at SHL, spoke about managing HR Networks and gave us an introduction to network and enterprise leadership. The key take away from Andrew’s presentation was to always be thinking ‘PALM’ when networking: Plan Have a plan when entering into a possible networking situation. Consider some goals that you […]

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The Workplace Implications of Family and Domestic Violence (Continued): October Summary

25 Oct , 2018 HR Breakfast Club Summary

The Workplace Implications of Family and Domestic Violence (Continued): October Summary

This month, James Judge, CEO of the Australian Human Resource Professionals, gave an updated presentation to the Club on  workplace implications of family and domestic violence. James reminded practitioners that new clauses in Modern Awards providing for 5 days unpaid leave per year commenced 1 August 2018, and that parliament is currently considering an extension of […]

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: July Summary

25 Jul , 2018 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: July Summary

This month Alex Wilson, HR specialist at EY, spoke to our HR Breakfast Club about Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. Diversity and Inclusion is intellectually simple to grasp, but highly complex to deconstruct in a meaningful way. The topic of Diversity and Inclusion draws on societal, cultural, institutional, interpersonal and individual elements as well […]

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Talent Trends 2018: June Summary

22 Jun , 2018 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Talent Trends 2018: June Summary

In June, the HR Breakfast Club was treated to a presentation by Andy Batstone, National Further Education Manager at the global HR services company Randstad Education, who shared the results from the 2018 Randstad Talent Trends Report. Focusing on the emerging role of HR professionals as “talent navigators”, Andy offered his insights on how to […]

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Family Violence and the Workplace: May Summary

18 May , 2018 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Family Violence and the Workplace: May Summary

This month James Judge, CEO of the Australian Human Resource Professionals, spoke about the workplace implications of domestic and family violence. What is Family Violence? There are different definitions of domestic and family violence but we are generally moving towards a broader understanding of what family violence is and who it might effect. How Can […]

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