Employers often seek external HR providers to assist in the management their workforce. However, if the provider’s values do not align with the employer’s values, it can have disastrous consequences.
You may have recently come across the term ‘quiet quitting’, which refers to when an employee does the absolute minimum at work in order to keep their job. While a range of factors can cause a worker to become a ‘quiet quitter’, the problem is actually one of employee disengagement which can have a major impact on your business.
One of the questions Akyra is asked quite often relates to how to manage employees with ongoing illnesses who take extended periods of personal leave. So, what rights do employees have in relation to extended personal leave? And how should you as an employer navigate and manage these issues?
Earlier this year, Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Sandra Parker announced the FWO’s key priorities for 2022-23. Looking ahead, the FWO will continue to focus on supporting workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as investigating and enforcing employer compliance in relation to wage entitlements and obligations to workers.
A recent investigation into sexual harassment in the workplace and positive duty compliance by employers highlights that many businesses may need to be more proactive in creating an environment that is more likely to actively discourage sexual harassment in the workplace.
When personal texting in the workplace becomes excessive, this can have a major impact on productivity. So when can texting in the workplace cross the line? And how should employers handle these situations?
When it comes to performance management, issuing a written warning to an employee can be a challenging step for employers. It can sometimes be difficult to know when an employee’s performance and/or conduct warrants this type of disciplinary action, and a lack of clarity or fairness within a written warning can cause potential problems for employers.
With today being No Talk Day, we thought it was important to share some tips from Beyond Blue on how to start a conversation about mental health. In the latest Akyra blog, we outline these tips on how you can ask, listen and support someone who may be suffering from anxiety or depression.