Code of Conduct

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A Code of Conduct is a document that specifies how a business expects all employees to behave and conduct themselves whilst in the workplace. The main aim of a Code of Conduct is to provide a minimum guide and expectations to staff regarding their conduct. 

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A Leave Policy is designed to inform employees of their entitlements and requirements regarding leave from work. The National Employment Standards (NES) stipulate the minimum leave entitlements for employees for all industries. Businesses may have their own award, registered agreement, or contract. Irrespective of that, those contracts and agreements cannot include leave that is less than what is specified by the NES.

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Workplace Behaviour

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The aim of a Workplace Behaviour Policy is to detail the standards, values and expectations for appropriate behaviour in the workplace, and in particular an employee’s obligation to contribute to a safe and pleasant work environment that is free from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

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Induction & Onboarding

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Induction forms part of the initial stages of the employee’s lifecycle. Induction is where a company introduces a new employee to their job and the organisation. Induction is an important part of teaching new employees about their rights and responsibilities a well as the terms and conditions of their employment. 

An employee’s induction should cover off any legal, compliance and workplace health and safety requirements as a matter of priority. In addition, it’s particularly important to introduce a new employee to the values, mission, vision, and culture of the organization. 

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Discipline & Termination

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A Discipline and Termination policy should assist managers and employees when addressing unacceptable performance and behaviours. A discipline and termination policy should always be in alignment with the Fair Work legislation. 

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3 tips to improve workplace culture

Listen to Chris White unpack 3 steps to improving workplace culture; Unblock Communication, Become Responsive, Aim Higher.

A positive workplace culture doesn’t happen accidentally. Creating an environment where employees feel supported, motivated, and appreciated requires time and consideration.

Source: TEDtalk

The Invisible Discriminator

The workplace should be a safe and inclusive space for people of all ethnicities, genders, sexuality and abilities.
Listening to people with lived-experience of discrimination is a great starting point in combatting discrimination in the workplace.

Source: BeyondBlue

Performance Management

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Performance management is designed to assist employees to improve on their performance or improve their conduct and behaviour.  In addition, performance management should assist managers and employees when addressing unacceptable performance and behaviours. Performance Management should always be in alignment with the Fair Work legislation. 

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Occupational Health & Safety

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An Occupational Health and Safety Policy is considered to be one of the most important policies to enable workplace success. The intention of an Occupational Health and Safety Policy is to ensure that the workplace is an environment that is accident-free, safe and healthy, always implements safe working methods, and provides safe work equipment.

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