43 episodes

Interviewing Experts that can assist business owners and manager navigate COVID-19. Experts include:
Legal
Negotiation
Mental Health
Domestic & Family Violence
Workplace Health & Safety
Mindset
Pivot not Panic
Economists

Employees Matter Natasha Hawker

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Interviewing Experts that can assist business owners and manager navigate COVID-19. Experts include:
Legal
Negotiation
Mental Health
Domestic & Family Violence
Workplace Health & Safety
Mindset
Pivot not Panic
Economists

    Danny King, Trailblazing Employment Lawyer - Part 2

    Danny King, Trailblazing Employment Lawyer - Part 2

    Danny is the founder and Managing Director of Danny King Legal and the first to admit she is a one trick pony, with an encyclopedic knowledge of Employment Law and recognised in the Doyles Guide consecutively from 2015 - 2020 as a Leading Lawyer in Employment and Industrial Relations. Danny believes that successful businesses are about people. Working with that in mind, she gets better results than those who just fight for the sake of the fight. Danny started her own firm at the tender age of 27 (a decade ago), and understands the thrill of business growth and the complexities involved in managing employment relationships. Charging in to fix an unfolding drama and steering the situation into a "crisis-tunity" makes her world go round.

    Natasha and Danny talked about :

    * Market disruption as a result of COVID
    * Report card on Jobkeeper as a stimulus package
    * WHS claims recently while many have been working from home
    * Wage theft, still in the news and still causing so many issues
    * Sexual harassment and assaults in the workplace, are incidences on the rise and why?

    And much more

    Contact Danny:
    Website : www.dannykinglegal.com
    Email : hello@dannykinglegal.com

    And check out www.fairwork.gov.au

    • 29 min
    Danny King, Trailblazing Employment Lawyer - Part 1

    Danny King, Trailblazing Employment Lawyer - Part 1

    Danny is the founder and Managing Director of Danny King Legal. Danny King has been recognised in the Doyles Guide consecutively from 2015 - 2020 as a Leading Lawyer in Employment and Industrial Relations. Danny believes that successful businesses are about people. Working with that in mind, she gets better results than those who just fight for the sake of the fight. Danny started her own firm at the tender age of 27 (a decade ago), and understands the thrill of business growth and the complexities involved in managing employment relationships. Charging in to fix an unfolding drama and steering the situation into a "crisis-tunity" makes her world go round.

    Natasha and Danny talked about :

    * Who is Danny King and what does she do
    * What Danny is seeing happening in the market now in terms of Employment Law
    * How Danny works with clients to avoid court when and where possible
    * Working on the employee side as well advocating for clients in complex situations
    * Sexual harassment
    * Business restructures
    * The rights of employers who want to let people go, and the rights of employees as well
    *What to do if you receive an unfair dismissal claim
    And much more

    Contact Danny:
    Website : www.dannykinglegal.com
    Email : hello@dannykinglegal.com

    And check out www.fairwork.gov.au

    • 39 min
    Shaun Radnedge and the legend of Zoro in Murweh Shire

    Shaun Radnedge and the legend of Zoro in Murweh Shire

    Shaun Radnedge, otherwise known as Zoro (we'll get into that in the episode) has just hit the big 50 years young and has experienced the bright city lights but chose to go back to his roots and take over a business that has shaped him into the person that he is today. He describes himself as a 'knockabout Australian' who believes family and lifestyle are just as important as his patch of the greatest country in the world. If you had said ten years ago that he would be mayor of Charleville in country Queensland he would have laughed at you but he is very humbled that the people of Charleville have given him this opportunity to move their town in the right direction. Shaun says that he has a simple but effective life but if his story gets you thinking about maybe moving to the country make sure you take the leap as he thinks you won't regret it.
    How to contact Zoro: shaun_radnedge@murweh.qld.gov.au
    Some information on the Adrian Vowles Cup https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2016/02/26/cup-puts-spotlight-on-bush-footy/

    • 55 min
    Catherine Tratsellas on mediation, Fair Work and getting through it all in one piece

    Catherine Tratsellas on mediation, Fair Work and getting through it all in one piece

    Catherine Tratsellas has had over 20 years experience as a Human Resources professional. Catherine has held a number of Senior Human Resources generalist positions with small, medium and large organisations across a diverse range of industries. Catherine has a degree in Commerce and post graduate qualifications in Human Resources.

    Natasha and Catherine cover:
    * How Catherine ended up where she is today
    * What Catherine enjoys, and equally is frustrated by, in her role as an Employee Expert
    * Job design analysis work, just what it is and how Catherine is helping her client with this project piece and more
    * Harrison assessments and how they can be used in the employee lifecycle
    * The mediation process and the types of situations where businesses get called up to participate in one
    * What happens after you receive an unfair dismissal notice for one of your employees? Catherine walks you through the process
    * How easy is it for someone to lodge an Unfair Dismissal claim against your business, the fee is as low as $75 for a disgruntled former employee
    * What are the fines for successful unfair dismissal claims ? The commission can also order reinstatement
    * Advice for employers going through the mediation process
    * Catherine shares a case study a recent experience that went through mediation
    And much more

    Contact Catherine
    info@employeematters.com.au
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-tratsellas-64204535/
    02 8021 4206
    www.employeematters.com

    • 30 min
    David Brown on managing teams in the new COVID World of Work

    David Brown on managing teams in the new COVID World of Work

    Brisbane-based, David has 30 year's experience encompassing Generalist HR experience as well as specific roles in areas such as employee relations, diversity and inclusion and traineeships. David's work both in Australia and the UK has been in private sector, public service and not-for-profit organisations, including the National Health Service and the Newspaper Society in the UK and 16 years with ANZ Bank here in Australia. In addition David as our General Manager, is doing great work within the Employee Matters business helping work on our business systems and strategy.

    They talk about :
    * How David ended up where he is today
    * How manages literally living on a small island and working as the Employee Matters General Manager
    * Collective vs individual employee management
    * Remote working and how Covid has normalised this practice - and how that is a positive thing
    * The advantages and disadvantages of remote working, getting the balance right, and managing performance and output
    * Building and maintaining a culture with a hybrid or remote team
    * Performance management of remote employees
    * Harrison psychometrics report and their uses are recruitment, remote working and across the employee lifecycle
    * What is the best way to help businesses grow and rebound the new COVID World of Work

    And much more
    Contact David
    david.brown@employeematters.com.au
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidbrown66/
    Or call 0415 756 800

    Plus
    Kerry Rosser Dare to Lead https://leadwithcourage.com.au/
    https://brenebrown.com/
    Brene Brown, the power of vulnerability TED talk https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability

    • 57 min
    Natasha Hawker and Darren Murphy talk employee fraud - identifying risk factors and protecting your business

    Natasha Hawker and Darren Murphy talk employee fraud - identifying risk factors and protecting your business

    Darren Murphy is the Managing Director of Core Integrity - a specialist integrity risk consulting firm that works with corporate, government, and professional sporting organisations to help protect their people, reputation, and bottom line.

    An advocate for "prevention is better than cure", Darren looks to take an organisation's culture to the next level through proactive investment in people and ethos. Darren understands the complexity and sensitivity of integrity risk issues and is regularly called upon by his clients as a trusted advisor to navigate a crisis and respond in a calm, and considered manner.
    Darren's expert team packs a punch in the unique offering they provide to Australian organisations. Highly regarded for their work on developing safe speak-up cultures and supporting organisations through times of trouble, Darren's experience, leadership, and passion has contributed to Core Integrity's industry-leading reputation.

    They talk about
    * How Darren ended up where he is today and his interest in fraud
    * What made Darren start his business - Core Integrity
    * Employee Fraud, and how it differs from what usually constitutes criminal activity
    * What Core Integrity does and how they help business in curtailing and picking up on employee fraud
    * Some statistics on employee fraud, frequency and the most common types that occur in Australia
    * What is the Fraud Triangle ?
    * Risk factors for business owners, and how you can assess the risks to your business
    * Forensic technology, and how it can be used to uncover fraud issues
    * Employee reference checks and their value in terms of background checks
    * Creating a culture where it is safe to speak up
    * Red flags to look out for
    And much more

    Contact Darren:
    www.coreintegrity.com.au
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenmurphy/
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fraud-rise-during-covid-3-ways-keep-your-company-safe-darren-murphy/

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Darcy Small ,

Enjoyable listening, important content!

Natasha gets it. Her insights into managing the employee life cycle are both actionable and impactful. I would recommend the JobKeeper episode as a must listen to any small business owner!

Darcy, Kua Coffee

Me too as well ,

Essential listening for all businesses

This information provides important advice for businesses in Australia. Highly reccommended.

Thomas Taylor
Outsourced CFO

Michelle StrategicAlliance ,

Relevant and insightful

A big thanks to Natasha Hawker and the Employee Matters team; delivering relevant and insightful content for small business during this unprecedented time (Covid 19 crisis). Enjoyed all the episodes but particularly gained helpful take aways from the 2-part interview with David Dungan. Another favourite was your chat with Dr Mark Braidwood, found his perspective truly interesting and engaging. Certainly will be recommending this timely podcast series to others!