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Vaccines as a workplace issue
19 April 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
As Australia’s vaccine rollout proceeds, many employers are grappling with the question of whether they can launch vaccination policies in the workplace. Here we assess the picture, which is a grey ar...
The board’s role in preventing workplace sexual harassment
22 March 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
Sexual harassment is now recognised as an important governance issue. Organisations are considering the steps they must take to manage the risk and are shifting their focus from response to prevention...
Why staff wellness needs investment as part of a board risk strategy
13 November 2020 | Shelley Dempsey
The spotlight has been thrown onto the importance of staff mental health and wellbeing in a major way this year and board members need to get actively involved, develop strategies and obtain expert ad...
Strategy and risk
Work Health and Safety
Why leaders must talk to staff on mental health
14 September 2020 | Shelley Dempsey
The year 2020, where many of us are feeling fragile, will go down in history as one of the most challenging for mental health at work and at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As insurance claims for...
3 tips to support employee wellbeing after coronavirus
1 July 2020 | Denise Cullen
Directors and senior executives should lead the discussion on the health and wellbeing of employees as businesses continue to return to their work environments.
Health and Community
Difficult employment decisions are one thing, communicating them well is another
22 April 2020 | Sarah McCann-Bartlett FAICD
In our current crisis, many leaders can’t promise job security, but they also don’t want to communicate that jobs may be at risk. How can company directors help manage this dynamic?
What would your board do if an employee took aim on social media?
1 December 2019
Comcare v Bajeri raised issues of free speech following the publication of derogatory comments on social media. Here are four lessons for directors and CEOs, from senior lawyer Sarah Byrne.
How hiring for EQ could help change your organisational culture
30 October 2019 | Jane Southward
Global chief of people at Aurecon, Liam Hayes, says people with high emotional intelligence (EQ), or soft skills, could be more beneficial to your organisation.
Making the most of Australia's ageing workforce
1 October 2019 | Jessica Mudditt
As older employees are continuing to work, Julianne Parkinson, CEO of the Global Centre for Modern Ageing, discusses the untapped opportunities in Australia's ageing population.
How boards can ensure their employees are being fairly paid
1 October 2019 | Deborah Tarrant
Recent scrutiny in the media means directors must ensure their organisations are paying workers their legal entitlements, or face the consequences.