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Celebrating Flexible Work

Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Nadia Taylor

In honor of Australia’s first national Flexible Working Day on Wednesday 21 June 2017, Livingstones Director and Head of Strategy, Nadia Taylor shares her experience. Watch this short video https://youtu.be/Uzo3uKXmMIc  to hear what flexible work looks like for Nadia Taylor and … read more

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Mental health is also about mental fitness

Human Resources & Relationships, Organisational Advisors & Psychologists
Posted on by Blake Redding

With nearly 20% of homeless Australians being under 12 years of age, the fight to tackle homelessness is crucial. In coming across the alarming stat that “a vast majority of Australians are only two pay checks away from homelessness”, I … read more

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CEO SLEEPOUT 2017

Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

          I am once again heading under the Story Bridge for the 2017 CEO sleepout. I am just as determined as last year, but this year I’m going to try to woo you to dig even … read more

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Employees Should Avoid “The Silent Treatment”

Employment & Industrial Relations, Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Reece Heald

A Federal Circuit Court Decision has confirmed that employees who are unable to attend work because of a psychiatric illness still have a duty to communicate and attend medical assessments if directed by their employer. In Laviano v Fair Work … read more

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Queensland IR Bill Passes: What you need to know

Employment & Industrial Relations, Government, Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

On December 1st 2016, the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 was passed in the Queensland Parliament with major implications for public sector employers and certain changes for private sector employers in Queensland. Easter Sunday to be a Public Holiday in Queensland … read more

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Odd Socks day – A success at Livingstones

General, Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

Friday, 7 October 2016 was odd socks day, a day to raise awareness and resources to assist the charity GROW to continue its important work. The day was all about acknowledging that we can all be a bit odd, at … read more

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Mental Health, the final chapter…

Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

In the first two parts of this 3 part series we have been considering the Myths of mental illness and seeking to demystify them. This final blog in the series will look more closely at how you might manage an … read more

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Induction/On-Boarding – The next installment…

Human Resources & Relationships, Organisational Advisors & Psychologists
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

In our first blog on this topic we hopefully amused you with a true tale of what not to do and alluded to being able to follow that blog up with the exact opposite – a story of success. This, … read more

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First impressions are lasting impressions – Onboarding/Induction

Employment & Industrial Relations, Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

Ever wondered if it really matters what you do for your staff when their employment starts? Surely, if they are any good they’ll hang around anyway – right? Well, in our experience not only is it important what you do, but … read more

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Diversity can be difficult

Employment & Industrial Relations, Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Nadia Taylor

I have a good friend who is the proud father of a gorgeous four year old boy, Lucas. Lucas is a handsome, cheeky, fun, blonde haired healthy little boy, and he has Down’s syndrome. Recently Lucas’ eight year old sister … read more

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