Category: Podcast

Episode 12: IR Simplified Podcast

This is episode 2 of the series on Enterprise Agreements.

In this episode I talk about the sending out of the Notice Of Employee Representational Rights you can find a copy here.

I also go into why I think getting a draft agreement signed off is one of the most important things a business must do during the bargaining period.

Other articles that I have written regarding Enterprise Agreements are:

Enterprise Agreements. What Are They?

Planning Your First Enterprise Agreement

Negotiating Your Enterprise Agreement

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Episode 11: IR Simplified Podcast

Episode 11 begins the 9 part series on Enterprise Agreements.

In this episode I give a brief overview of what enterprise agreements are, talk about the different types of enterprise agreements, and share some of my thoughts about why I believe enterprise agreements are good for a business.

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IR Simplified Podcast – Episode 10

In this episode I talk about the cost that sick leave has on the economy, and that we need to move away from the archaic way that we very personal/carer’s leave.

It’s time we stopped this allocation of limited days and moved to unlimited sick leave.

You can join the discussion on LinkedIn, in the group Australian Industrial Relations here

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Episode 09: IR Simplified podcast

After a little bit of a break, the IR Simplified podcasts have returned.

This episode is an overview of the coming series which will be on enterprise agreements.

Future podcasts will be 7 days a week with Friday’s episode being a case study or review of a particular challenge that a client has faced, and how it has been solved either with a better understanding of industrial relations, or having a consultant come in to put a particular procedure or process in place.

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Episode 08: IR Simplified Podcast

In this episode of the IR Simplified Podcast I dispel some of the most common myths surrounding industrial relations.

* Industrial Relations is all about fighting with unions

* The Fair Work Act is the enemy of business

* Without a degree you are wasting your time

* The unions are out to shut businesses down

* Anyone can ‘do’ industrial relations.

Episode 07 – IR Simplified Podcast

This episode is dedicated to answering listener questions.

The first question is from Owen in Sydney who has a question about investigations.

The second comes from Madeline in Palm Beach who asks a question about a staff member constantly arriving late.

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Episode 06 – IR Simplified Podcast

Episode 06: IR Simplified Podcast

This episode is dedicated to answering listener questions.

The first question comes from Simon in Templestowe who asks a question about termination of employment.

The second question comes from Tania in Brisbane who asks a question about enterprise agreements.

There is also the opportunity for listeners to receive a massive 50% discount off the price of a premium access pass to the IR mini Summit in February.
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Episode 05 – IR Simplified Podcast

In this episode I will talk about:

  • the behaviour of CFMEU organisers and why no one should accept that sort of behaviour, let alone the union movement
  • an article that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald about the infantilisation of workers
  • why we must do all that we can to increase workplace communication
  • why I think enterprise associations will be the new black for Australian businesses, and
  • whether a minimum leave requirement is a good thing or bad thing for your workplace.

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Episode 003: IR Simplified Podcast

In episode 03 of the IR Simplified podcast I talk about penalty rates, and whether we will see their demise at the end of the Fair Work Commission review. I also ask if an employer is really the ‘bad guy’ by wanting to reduce expenses.

There is also a little bit of a discussion around time sheets, inspired by a recent Pricing Power Podcast episode.

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Episode 02: IR Simplified podcast

In this episode I talk about end of year office parties, industrial action – where the only winner is The Union, how to prevent industrial action giving a clause from an agreement as an indication and some discussion about enterprise agreements themselves.


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