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Nov

2011

Drugs and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

Drugs and alcohol in the workplace always seems to be a sensitive issue which in many cases I have seen paralyse managers in their decision making on how to respond. All Occupational Health and Safety legislation throughout Australia is underpinned by the one guiding principle that employers have an obligation to exercise an appropriate level of ‘duty of care’. Whatever workplace, I am of the belief that it would be reasonable to assume that any employee suspected of being under the ...

8

Nov

2011

Spot Checks and Other Fraud Prevention Strategies

Here are some general fraud prevention strategies for your venue. Spot-checks are recommended throughout all the various processes and this is advised for a number of reasons: It informs staff and customers that the area is being regularly observed, making it appear more likely that any fraudulent behavior will be found and challenged It encourages staff members to be more vigilant in their own daily routine and this will allow them to participate in preventing fraud Making staff ...

27

Oct

2011

Armed Robbery Response Skills and Prevention

Licenced premises are particularly vulnerable to armed robbery as they deal with large amounts of cash and operate outside normal trading hours. The paper’s recommendations are that staff training is a primary strategy for armed robbery prevention, alongside ongoing improvements to technological security measures. The readily available prevention information is based on the 'crime triangle' approach, which addresses the three aspects of an offender's willingness to commit a ...

26

Oct

2011

Non-Monetary Motivation for Frontline Managers - A Leadership Toolkit for Senior Management

Motivating frontline managers is more about leadership skills than deploying the tactics that frontline managers use to motivate frontline staff. (See Part 1 – Non-Monetary Motivation for Frontline Staff) The key to increasing motivation in the workplace is to create a climate in which people's natural abilities and internal motivations come to the fore so they feel a desire to contribute more for the company and for their own growth. You also need to build a belief system with ...

21

Oct

2011

Workplace Bullying and Sexual Harassment at IBM Melbourne

Susan Spiteri, former senior sales executive at IBM Melbourne has filed a $1.1 M claim in Federal Court over alleged workplace bullying and sexual harassment. Her claims include the following incidents: “…a senior manager systematically harassed and bullied her, including inappropriate touching, remarks, threats intimidation and unreasonable demands.” “ ... the manager said Ms Spiteri should "get her breasts out" to get sales and he also referred to her as "f---ing Spiteri" and ...
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Tips for Employers

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The office Christmas party can be a great place to unwind, celebrate your wins and socialise with your staff and work colleagues. But unwind a little too much, or fail to act on employee’s complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards them, and your business, culture and potentially bottom line can take a big hit.
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