Discover the latest improvements to unpaid parental leave regulations that came into effect on June 30, 2023. Explore the enhanced flexibility for employees, with up to 100 days of flexible unpaid parental leave. Learn about extension requests, fair treatment, and the emphasis on fostering a respectful workplace culture. Stay informed on how employers can navigate these changes seamlessly.
In today’s evolving workplace landscape, addressing and preventing sexual harassment claims is of paramount importance for employers. Embracing a proactive approach, employers must be ready to adapt to the amended framework, viewing it as an opportunity for preventative action rather than just reactive measures. By fostering a work environment built on respect and taking necessary steps to prevent harassment and discrimination, employers can safeguard their workforce and mitigate potential claims.
Between September 2021 and December 2022, Australia witnessed a transformative shift in its sexual framework through the enactment of three pivotal federal legislations. These legislations brought about new obligations for employers and extended protections for workers. Employers are now tasked with a positive duty to take reasonable measures to eliminate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and hostile work environments in the workplace. Additionally, individuals are now safeguarded against adverse actions based on their gender identity, intersex status, or breastfeeding. The changes also introduced avenues for complaints through regulatory bodies like the Australian Human Rights Commission and Fair Work Commission. Stay informed on the latest developments that impact workplace dynamics in Australia.
The rise of remote and hybrid workplaces means business owners are faced with the challenge of maintaining their culture and managing performance. It is important for employers to adapt their business strategies while not losing site of employee engagement levels.
Explore the role of employee engagement surveys in boosting productivity, workplace culture, retention, and employee satisfaction in your organisation.
Employee burnout has become a critical concern for many organisations, particularly in the current climate of high-stress work environment. When employees are burnt out, they are more likely to make mistakes, miss deadlines and become disengaged from their work.
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.
As we examined in a previous Akyra blog, employee surveys (e.g. Akyra’s HR SnapShot) can provide valuable insights into the experiences, needs and concerns of employees. This week, we take a look at the potential costs and consequences of ignoring employee feedback from survey findings and discuss the importance of regularly collecting and acting on this information.
An employee engagement survey is an organisational tool that seeks to measure whether your employees are engaged in their work. Not only this, but it acts as an invitation for your employees to share their pain points anonymously and provides management with information they may not have been aware of.
Bullying in the workplace is a serious problem, which can have a negative impact on workplace morale, productivity and employee wellbeing. For employers, managing workplace bullying can be a difficult challenge to navigate, but there are strategies which can help to mitigate and address this.