CULTURE, CHANGE AND LEADERSHIP

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TV

The Gig Economy – Channel 9 Afternoon News

What does the gig economy mean? Who does it benefit? 7th June 2017 Read more

Flexible Working – Channel 9 Afternoon News

Tammy talks to Channel 9 - Afternoon News on all things flexible working. Read more

Workaholic Australians – Channel 9 Afternoon News

Are Australians working more hours than ever? And what's the impact of that? Read more

Radio/Postcast

The role of HR – 6PR Radio Interview

Tammy talks to 6PR about HR - and their role in the workplace. Read more

Meet the Experts – Podcast with Nic Hayes from Media Stable

Tammy speaks to Nic Hayes from Media Stable in their Meet the Expert Series. www.mediastable.com.au Read more
https://omny.fm/shows/better-living/workplace-fairness-discussion

Interview – Better Living- Doona Days and More Leave for Non Smokers?

Tammy talks to Better Living about Doona Days and more annual leave for non smokers. Read more

Cultural Change, Engagement and Communication

Managing the Middle – published in HC Online

Performance management traditionally focuses on the high-flyers or those at the other end of the spectrum, but studies show re-thinking the system can help businesses in the long run.  Read more

The Angry Employee – published in HC Online

Every workplace has at least one of these – an employee that seems perpetually angry.  Even though many times this anger is not as a result of anything an employer may have done, it is often the employer that has to pick up the pieces.  Read more

Introducing Changes in the Workplace (successfully!) – published in HC Online

Change management has become somewhat of a buzz-word in recent times, but introducing changes to the workplace successfully remains one of the big (and expensive) challenges for organizations.  Read more

Symbols in Cultural Change – published in HC Online

The starting point for any cultural change should be to look at present culture - the good, the bad and indifferent. Symbols can tell you a lot about the workplace.  Read more

Engagement for the long haul – published in Human Capital Magazine

If workplace engagement can be defined as a 'persistent state of work fulfilment', how to continue to engage employees beyond that first flush of enthusiasm is a perennial issue for employers.  Read more

Combatting negative bias in email communication – published in HC Online

Communicating solely via emails, texts or online communication? What impact is this having on our ability to get unambiguous messages across? Tammy Tansley suggests social neuroscience may provide some insights.  Read more

Leadership

Managing the Middle – published in HC Online

Performance management traditionally focuses on the high-flyers or those at the other end of the spectrum, but studies show re-thinking the system can help businesses in the long run.  Read more

The Angry Employee – published in HC Online

Every workplace has at least one of these – an employee that seems perpetually angry.  Even though many times this anger is not as a result of anything an employer may have done, it is often the employer that has to pick up the pieces.  Read more

Good people managed well makes for good business – published in ACCI

How to find and lead good people. www.acci.asn.au Read more

How to resolve business conflict amicably – published in Flying Solo

Business partner not pulling their weight? Client angry because you’ve charged more than quoted? Contractor not performing? Here’s how to resolve business conflict peacefully. Read more

Building Great Careers

5 Steps to Dealing with Female Competitiveness at Work – published in SchoolHours.Com.Au

Check out this great infographic with tips on how to deal with the issue   Read more

Do You Want A Career or a Job Part 3? Published in WorkHer

Finding balance between work and your personal life   Read more

Do You Want A Career or a Job Part 2? Published in WorkHer

Some tips for crafting your career   Read more

Do You Want A Career or a Job Part 1? Published in WorkHer

Do you want a career or a job? And what's the difference?   Read more

It is Lonely at the Top – published in Behind Closed Doors

It can be lonely at the top. There are more pressures than ever, and fewer people than ever to truly talk to and trust.   Read more

Dreading Going Back to Work Tomorrow? Published by Kelly Exeter

If you are dreading returning to work after a break, read on for some tips on how to reframe the dread.   Read more

How to jump off the treadmill before you burn out – published in Flying Solo

Do you feel as though you are constantly moving but just not getting anywhere? And even though the business treadmill is getting faster and faster, you have to run to keep up? Read more

How to resolve business conflict amicably – published in Flying Solo

Business partner not pulling their weight? Client angry because you’ve charged more than quoted? Contractor not performing? Here’s how to resolve business conflict peacefully. Read more

What if you build it and they don’t come? Published in Flying Solo

‘Build it and they will come’ may work in the movies, but in real life, running a business requires hustle, grind and a willingness to show up day after day. Read more

Workplace Diversity including Flexible Working

Are things really getting any better? Published in HC Online

Tammy Tansley asks when employers will get a bit smarter and stop viewing everyone through the 'working full time = working hard = organisation commitment' lens?  Read more

Why does flexible working not feel that flexible? Published in School Hours

Why does flexible working not feel that flexible?  Read more

Why isn’t assembly leave or sports carnival leave a thing? Published in SMH and WA Today

It's the bane of pretty much every working parent – attempting to juggle working commitments with attending sports carnivals, book week parade, swimming carnivals, choir performances and school assemblies. Read more

The benefits of balance – published in the West Australian

The benefits of flexible working. Read more

Human Resources

Performance Management – An Alternative View – published in iHR Australia

With the growth of adverse action and other claims under the new legislation, effective performance management continues to be seen as an effective measure to help protect employers. Read more

The Incompetent HR Manager – published in HC Online

With the ever-increasing trend for the HR Business Partner who can be all things to their business, HR practitioners are increasingly being called upon to make decisions around complex workplace relations issues, tactics and strategies. Tammy Tansley asks if they are up to the task.  Read more

The HR Business Partner – published by the CIPD

A white paper from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on the business of business partnering.  Read more

Negotiation and Enterprise Bargaining

Enterprise Bargaining - Why All the Fuss?

Enterprise Bargaining – why all the fuss? Published in Squire Patton Boggs Newsletter

A well planned approach to enterprise bargaining can make all the difference. Read more
HRD article

EA Negotiation in Focus – published in HR Director

Negotiating a new enterprise agreement is one of the most technically challenging tasks for HR professionals. Read on for tips.  Read more

Productivity and Performance

Six Simple Steps for Managing Your Biggest Business Problems – published in Flying Solo

When the going gets tough in your business – and it will – how do you find the energy for creative problem solving? I have a six step process that is both easy and free.  Read more

Five Easy Steps for Beating Procrastination – published in Flying Solo

Do you let inertia or procrastination stop you from working on the things you know you should be working on? I have some easy to implement ideas on how to get moving again.  Read more

Is there any value in a freebie? Published in Flying Solo

You've likely been approached by people who want what you have, but aren’t prepared to pay for it. Say yes and all of a sudden you run the risk of giving away more than you’re selling.  Read more

Can a Bullet Journal really soothe stress? Published in Coach

Bullet Journals or BUJO are having a serious moment amongst the uber organised.  Read more

How’s your mental health? Published in The West Australian

Some ideas on improving your mental health, including information on the Mental Health Check In.  Read more

How to jump off the treadmill before you burn out – published in Flying Solo

Do you feel as though you are constantly moving but just not getting anywhere? And even though the business treadmill is getting faster and faster, you have to run to keep up? Read more

How to keep your cool when someone is being a d$@k – published in Flying Solo

Are you continually running up against d!%k behaviour in your solo journey? Tammy Tansley shares tips for when you are dealing with difficult people. Read more

How to resolve business conflict amicably – published in Flying Solo

Business partner not pulling their weight? Client angry because you’ve charged more than quoted? Contractor not performing? Here’s how to resolve business conflict peacefully. Read more

What if you build it and they don’t come? Published in Flying Solo

‘Build it and they will come’ may work in the movies, but in real life, running a business requires hustle, grind and a willingness to show up day after day. Read more

Workplace Legislation

Performance Management – An Alternative View – published in iHR Australia

With the growth of adverse action and other claims under the new legislation, effective performance management continues to be seen as an effective measure to help protect employers. Read more

Redundancy – A Dual Approach – published in iHR Australia

Redundancy - it's a tricky subject - it's filled with legal 'ifs and buts', not to mention the impact on the affected employees. This is an area where it pays to have a dual approach. https://ihraustralia.com/redundancy-a-dual-approach/ Read more

Adverse Action Provisions: A ‘Sleeping Giant’ of the Fair Work Act (FWA) – published in iHR Australia

One of the 'sleeping giants' of the Fair Work Act are the provisions relating to adverse action. Recent case law decisions have started to provide a much fuller sense of the impact of these provisions on employers. Read more

“How to” Articles

Mediation – How can it help? Published in iHR Australia

We live in an increasing litigious society - where one of the first responses to an issue or incident is to sue the other party. This attitude is sometimes aided by changes to legislation such as the new General Protection and Adverse Action provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 that provide individuals with enhanced access to tribunals and courts.  Read more

Absenteeism – a different approach? Published in People Management

A different approach to absenteeism based on the work done by Royal Mail in the UK.  Read more

Redundancy – A Dual Approach – published in iHR Australia

Redundancy - it's a tricky subject - it's filled with legal 'ifs and buts', not to mention the impact on the affected employees. This is an area where it pays to have a dual approach. https://ihraustralia.com/redundancy-a-dual-approach/ Read more

Print

Tammy Tansley and Jaine Edge profile

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My profile piece in the Sunday Times with Jaine Edge - as we launch our new column - Human Nature! Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge). This week we look at female/male sexual harassment, and employers asking too much of their employees. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at Mondayitis and whether a boss can arbitrarily reduce pay. Read more
Retirement Planning

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at retirement planning. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do if you get too close to people at work! Read more
Week 5 of our Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do if your boss wants to fire you and some contractual issues. Read more
Week 6 of the Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at the role of the boss and deal with some contractual issues. Read more
Week7 of the Sunday Times

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at a boss who is taking too much leave and some contractual questions. Read more
Week 8 of our Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at a vague employment contract, what a small business needs to pay and whether someone is an employee or contractor. Read more
Week 9 of our Sunday Times column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at unfair dismissal rules for small business and cashing out of annual leave/use of personal leave. Read more
Week 10 of our Sunday Time Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do to get more gender balance and whether businesses need to pay award rates. Read more
Week 11 of our Sunday Times column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do if your boss is sharing confidential information, can your employer make you pay for your own training and issues with pregnant employees. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge). This week we look at unfair dismissal, junior rate of pay, and whether you can fire someone because their attitude sucks! Read more
Enterprise Bargaining - Why All the Fuss?

Enterprise Bargaining – why all the fuss? Published in Squire Patton Boggs Newsletter

A well planned approach to enterprise bargaining can make all the difference. Read more
HRD article

EA Negotiation in Focus – published in HR Director

Negotiating a new enterprise agreement is one of the most technically challenging tasks for HR professionals. Read on for tips.  Read more

How’s your mental health? Published in The West Australian

Some ideas on improving your mental health, including information on the Mental Health Check In.  Read more

Engagement for the long haul – published in Human Capital Magazine

If workplace engagement can be defined as a 'persistent state of work fulfilment', how to continue to engage employees beyond that first flush of enthusiasm is a perennial issue for employers.  Read more

Absenteeism – a different approach? Published in People Management

A different approach to absenteeism based on the work done by Royal Mail in the UK.  Read more

The HR Business Partner – published by the CIPD

A white paper from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on the business of business partnering.  Read more

Why isn’t assembly leave or sports carnival leave a thing? Published in SMH and WA Today

It's the bane of pretty much every working parent – attempting to juggle working commitments with attending sports carnivals, book week parade, swimming carnivals, choir performances and school assemblies. Read more

The benefits of balance – published in the West Australian

The benefits of flexible working. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at millennial leadership, bullying and Australia Day! Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at relationships in the workplace and probationary periods. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at restraint of trade and notice periods. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do if you have to go! We also look at redundancies. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at if your boss can ask about your previous employer, mediation and the recent public holiday penalty rate decision. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at part timers and interview questions. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at reorganisations and how to bring about a redundancy. We also look at new businesses. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at difficult colleagues and how to manage ex colleagues. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what questions an employer can't ask, social media policies and designated areas in the workplace. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at a casual employee who is having problems with her employer, and what happens if you have anxiety or depression. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at tax rules, cashing out of LSL and maternity leave provisions. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at employer responses to domestic violence. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at the future of work. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we answer a question on jobs of the future. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at whether you are liable for advice you provide to a client, reducing contracted hours, and maternity leave. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we answer a question about employee rights. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we answer on gender equality and uniform policies. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we answer questions on penalty rates and body odour! Read more

Human Nature – Sunday Times and Perth Now Weekly Column

Tammy Tansley and Jaine Edge profile

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My profile piece in the Sunday Times with Jaine Edge - as we launch our new column - Human Nature! Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge). This week we look at female/male sexual harassment, and employers asking too much of their employees. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at Mondayitis and whether a boss can arbitrarily reduce pay. Read more
Retirement Planning

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at retirement planning. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do if you get too close to people at work! Read more
Week 5 of our Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do if your boss wants to fire you and some contractual issues. Read more
Week 6 of the Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at the role of the boss and deal with some contractual issues. Read more
Week7 of the Sunday Times

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at a boss who is taking too much leave and some contractual questions. Read more
Week 8 of our Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at a vague employment contract, what a small business needs to pay and whether someone is an employee or contractor. Read more
Week 9 of our Sunday Times column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at unfair dismissal rules for small business and cashing out of annual leave/use of personal leave. Read more
Week 10 of our Sunday Time Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do to get more gender balance and whether businesses need to pay award rates. Read more
Week 11 of our Sunday Times column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do if your boss is sharing confidential information, can your employer make you pay for your own training and issues with pregnant employees. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge). This week we look at unfair dismissal, junior rate of pay, and whether you can fire someone because their attitude sucks! Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at millennial leadership, bullying and Australia Day! Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at relationships in the workplace and probationary periods. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at restraint of trade and notice periods. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what to do if you have to go! We also look at redundancies. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at if your boss can ask about your previous employer, mediation and the recent public holiday penalty rate decision. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at part timers and interview questions. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at reorganisations and how to bring about a redundancy. We also look at new businesses. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at difficult colleagues and how to manage ex colleagues. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at what questions an employer can't ask, social media policies and designated areas in the workplace. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at a casual employee who is having problems with her employer, and what happens if you have anxiety or depression. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at tax rules, cashing out of LSL and maternity leave provisions. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at employer responses to domestic violence. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at the future of work. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we answer a question on jobs of the future. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we look at whether you are liable for advice you provide to a client, reducing contracted hours, and maternity leave. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we answer a question about employee rights. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we answer on gender equality and uniform policies. Read more

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

My regular column in the Sunday Times - Human Nature (with Jaine Edge) This week we answer questions on penalty rates and body odour! Read more