Episode 56: Does Your Workplace Have An Employee Engagement Officer, and What Are They?

Episode 56: Does Your Workplace Have An Employee Engagement Officer, and What Are They?

In this episode of the IR Simplified podcast,  I ask the question of whether your business has an employee engagement officer.

If they don’t, why not?

I also talk a little about the book, “The Art of War for Industrial Relations”, which you can preorder today. It is due out in late November.

Links mentioned:

LinkedIn post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6310964286424522752

Post announcing book: https://irsimplified.com.au/new-book-art-war-industrial-relations/

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New Book. The Art of War for Industrial Relations

New Book. The Art of War for Industrial Relations

The Art of War for Industrial Relations is the title of the soon to be released book by Cameron Blewett.

There is no denying that the nature of industrial relations is changing all the time.

Sun Tzu starts the book with:

The art of war is of vital importance to the State.
It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

The same can be said about industrial relations.

Yet the question remains, why do so many businesses ignore it until it is too late?

The Art of War for Industrial Relations aims to change the way that we look at industrial relations.

Rather than preparing for an industrial relations battle, we need to turn to Sun Tzu again.

The supreme act of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting

This quote reaffirms my own view that industrial relations is won in the workplace. NOT in the Fair Work Commission or the press.

This book was written to encourage business owners to look to the teachings of the past, rather than the next bright shiny object. It is only when we do this, that we will be able to solve the problems of the present and the future.

You can prepurchase your copy of the book by following this link.

Use the code “20percent” for a 20% discount on the purchase price. (This includes delivery to Australian addresses).



Episode 55: Protecting Vulnerable Workers, Enterprise Associations, and Lawyers in IR

Episode 55: Protecting Vulnerable Workers, Enterprise Associations, and Lawyers in IR

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill has passed the Senate.

What does it mean for franchisors, and business owners in general?

I also talk a little more about enterprise associations, and why they are needed, along with a short rant about lawyers in the Fair Work Commission.

Article mentioned:
Defeated by high legal costs: the terrible injustice most of us could face

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Episode 53: Penalty Rates and Registered Organisations

Episode 53: Penalty Rates and Registered Organisations

In this episode of the IR Simplified Podcast, I talk about the following things.

* The application by AiGroup, on behalf of HABA to reduce penalty rates.
* What salon owners should be doing instead
* And my thoughts on registered organisations.

Link to trial membership: irsimplified.com.au/1dollar

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