Caroline Stride

How Employee Engagement Drives Success: Lessons from the Matildas

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, held on home soil, saw an extraordinary display of resilience, determination, and teamwork from the Australian Matildas. The impact of their remarkable journey is still fresh in our memories as we watch this inspiring group of women prepare for their next major challenge – the 2024 Olympic Games. Their […]

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Psychosocial hazards – building a high trust culture to protect your workforce

Over the past six months, I have had increasingly regular client conversations about psychosocial hazards. Broadly defined as any hazard with potential to cause psychological harm, rapid technology advances and a seismic shift in the way we work has certainly intensified this. Arguably, these factors have also given rise to a new breed of psychosocial

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A new ball game

As discussed in our recent post Positive duty to prevent sexual harassment – what do employers need to do?, the upcoming changes to the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill will impose a positive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.   Prevention plan Part of Azuhr’s recommendations

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The secret to successful workplace investigations

As Human Resources & Employee Relations consultants we often get called upon to conduct independent workplace investigations into allegations of misconduct, bullying, discrimination, or sexual harassment. Organisations may choose to engage an external investigator in these circumstances for several reasons, rather than conduct the investigation internally. A failure to conduct the investigation in a timely

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Positive duty to prevent sexual harassment – what do employers need to do?

There’s a new ballgame in town. The changes to the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill impose a positive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. While historically employers have always had an obligation to prevent sexual harassment by taking all reasonable steps – this shifts the focus

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Protecting your workforce in the new workplace dynamic

When COVID-19 mandated hybrid work to curb the deleterious effects of the pandemic, it also smashed through the notion that remote working was unsustainable. However, whilst there are no doubt certainly advantages of a flexible virtual working environment it can also have some unintended insidious aspects when compared with the traditional office arrangement. Our January

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