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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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Recruiting Right – Part 2: How to Advertise the Role

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So you’ve decided that recruiting is your best option. If you’re still on the fence and need a few quick tips on whether you should be recruiting now, make sure to check out our previous blog in the Recruiting Right series. But if you’re looking for the right person to make your workplace a productive…

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How to Avoid the Public Holiday Pitfalls

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Christmas is almost here, meaning many of us will be hitting the pause button to spend some precious time with family and friends. To make sure the holidays don’t cause any headaches back at work, here are some guidelines to help you avoid the public holiday pitfalls… NSW and ACT Public Holidays Monday 25 December…

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Professional Development

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It’s been a hugely successful year on the professional development front.  Our workshops were packed and some needed spill-over days in order to fit everyone in.  A particular highlight was a seminar by Nicola Hartfield.  She had some great advice on how to work with high conflict colleagues.  Let’s face it, we’ve all worked with…

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