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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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Today, is both Harmony Day, and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.   Discrimination appears in different forms, and the right to equality and to be safe from discrimination are fundamental to basic human rights.   ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ – Matthew 22:39   Whether in our workplaces or in our schools, Catholic organisations are proud…

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Well-Being at Work – A Practical Guide

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There’s a spike in gym memberships at the beginning of every year.  Sales of exercise equipment go through the roof.  We start thumbing through health magazines and many of us commit to a diet of some kind.  The New Year seems to be a trigger to take better care of ourselves. In fact, it’s probably…

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Faith at Work: A Professional’s Spiritual Mission

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There’s no shortage of help in Catholic workplaces. If you’ve got a work health and safety problem you’ll usually know who to go to. If you’re dealing with some personal issues there’s the Employee Assistance Programme. If there’s a payroll or leave issue you’ll most probably know who to email to sort it all out. And…

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Aunt Cece: Probationary Period and the Minimum Employment Period

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Dear Aunt Cece,   I am the manager of a community organisation and I recently promoted one of our staff members, Bob*, to a leadership role.  Bob had already been with us for several years but I still made sure his new contract had a probationary period.  Sadly, things are not working out as I…

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