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.
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Discover key changes to flexible work arrangements from June 2023, and understand your obligations as an employer in navigating this shift.
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 of October 14, several major changes have come into effect relating to COVID-19 and the workplace. Including the end of mandatory isolation periods for those who test positive to COVID-19 (with some exceptions), and the end of Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments (with some exceptions).
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?
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.