Can "chucking a sickie" be grounds for disciplinary action? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Can “chucking a sickie” be grounds for disciplinary action?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) requires an employee who is taking leave because of a personal illness to provide evidence of that illness that would satisfy a reasonable person. Most of the time, this means the employee needs to produce a medical certificate. Unfortunately for employers, it’s far too easy for employees seeking a few days or weeks off to get …

Join me on a one-way trip - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Join me on a one-way trip

When someone tells you they are going to Mars on a one way trip, it takes a moment for your mind to compute. Mars! Wow! Hang on a minute, did you say one way? I can only imagine the questions that Dianne McGrath gets being a Mars One astronaut candidate. Please take a moment to look it up, it’s a fascinating …

It's time to ditch the drama at work - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

It’s time to ditch the drama at work

According to drama researcher and international keynote speaker Cy Wakeman, we spend on average of 2.5 hours per day complaining, creating stories and arguing with reality! Now I am sure your immediate response to this statistic is, “not me!” That was certainly the response when I recently shared this with a group of future and senior leaders in a workshop …

It's time your business stopped replacing people - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

It’s time your business stopped replacing people

One of the first things that usually happens when someone resigns is to immediately start looking for their replacement. If all is well, we ask the departing person to help with the recruitment and then conduct the handover. Hoping that the change is as smooth as possible with minimal impact on the business. However, this is not the best approach to ensuring …