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You are about to begin your journey to simplifying industrial relations. Your first mission, should you choose to sign up to the IR Simplified newsletter, where you will get weekly email tips on how to simplify industrial relations. Sign up by clicking this button
If you are new to industrial relations the following articles make a good starting point.

  1. What is industrial relations?
  2. What is a trade union?
  3. Workplace Bullying. What is it?
  4. Enterprise Agreements. What are they?

There is also the IR Simplified Podcast, and the LinkedIn group Australian Industrial Relations.

High Income Threshold

Employers should be aware that from 1 July 2017, the high-income threshold is set to increase to $142,000.00. This means the maximum amount of compensation payable for a successful unfair dismissal claim increases to $71,000.00.

Recent articles and podcast episodes

Episode 59. Welcome to 2018

In Episode 59 of the IR Simplified Podcast (the first for 2018), I share my plans for the year. This is blog posts, podcasting, regular webinars, and even a live event. I also ask the question, why any business owner would take an unfair dismissal...

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

In this episode of the IR Simplified podcast I talk about businesses needing an employee engagement officer to improve industrial relations.

I also explain why this position shouldn’t be one that is done by the human resources department.

This ties in good with the Sun Tzu’s passage on the use of spies in his book “the Art of War”.

I also give a little but of a shambles plug for the book that I am writing called “the Art of War for Industrial Relations”.

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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...

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