Many of us know the feeling. You may be sitting in a meeting with your team, a client, an agency, a potential business partner and you wonder when they are going to call you out for being a fraud. A pretender. A no nothing who has no business being in that room. That is Imposter Syndrome, and you may be stunned to learn that it is far more prevalent that you can ever guess.
Kristi Sinclair - HR Professional
Spending time on Facebook and Instagram we are exposed to and often consumed with other people’s personal lives. Reality TV takes this voyeurism to a whole new level - just ask a Kardashian or a MAFS contestant – taking a peek at someone else’s life can be intriguing. It’s even more fun when we talk about it with friends and pass our judgements on what was screened. Move that interest in what others are up to into real life and factor in how much time we spend our colleagues, and it’s only natural that we are curious about their private lives. As our connections grow, so does the level of information we share with one another leading to stronger bonds and positive work cultures. But sometimes these conversations are nothing more than gossip sessions that can be hurtful to the people involved and are most definitely damaging to your business.
It’s safe to say that many of us have found strong and lasting friendships within the workplace. Let’s face it, we all spend a lot of time at work so connecting with others, sharing social experiences, laughs and confidences with friends adds to and supports the experience of our professional lives. However, it can also bring drama if the personal lives of your employees seep into the professional arena. Case in point is the following drama that ended up in a Fair Work hearing….
There has been a spotlight on casual employment over the past couple of years thanks to the Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato (2020) case with its decision causing confusion and angst for many employers. In response, new legislation was passed by the Federal Government and it quickly came into effect from 27 March 2021. Key points for all employers are as follows:
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