Take complaints seriously or you may end up paying for it

By Scott Timmins | Oct 17, 2018

One of the biggest myths managers have around allegations of inappropriate behaviours is that they can’t really act unless a formal complaint has been made. Unfortunately this is not the case and from my experience only worsens the situation. In a recent case in Victoria a female employee raised concerns about a series of inappropriate…

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Three Ways to Develop Grit

By tphcmanager | Oct 10, 2018

As October is Mental Health Month I wanted to give you some tools that you can use in both your work and personal lives. This week is all about developing Grit: Why do some people success while others fail? Angela Duckworth, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, discovered through her research at…

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Medical Certificates – When can you ask for more information?

By tphcmanager | Oct 2, 2018

The challenge for many employers when an employee is unwell for an extended period, is not just about knowing whether they are fit for duty, it’s also about what level of information can we ask the employee to provide on their medical certificates. Well a recent decision from the Fair Work Commission (FWC – Tawanda…

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Lifestyle key to city’s success : Townsville Bulletin

By tphcmanager | Sep 18, 2018

BETTINA WARBURTON, Townsville Bulletin September 14, 2018 9:18am TOWNSVILLE’S lifestyle is the key to attract people who move to regional cities for affordability and climate, says a local employment specialist. TP Human Capital director Clayton Cook said Townsville’s future was as much about liveability as it was about jobs, and the city needed to highlight…

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NQ Skills Shortage….. or not?

By tphcmanager | Sep 17, 2018

We are often asked for information in relation to perceived current or future Skills Shortages.  How can there be talk of Skills Shortages in North Queensland in September 2018 when the Unemployment rate is 9.5%? Our preference is to reference ‘a tightening in labour supply’, rather than a broad Skills Shortages statement, particularly when many…

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Council training the City’s next generation of workers : Media Release

By tphcmanager | Sep 10, 2018

Council training the city’s next generation of workers Townsville City Council is hiring dozens more trainees to boost front-line services as part of the organisation’s continued transformation. Council is calling on anyone with an interest in conservation and land management to apply for a 20-week traineeship. Mayor Jenny Hill said Council’s investment in trainees and…

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Where have all the leaders gone

By tphcmanager | Sep 5, 2018

Over the past few years across the Australian political landscape we have witnessed nothing more than a bunch of so called leaders jostling for positional power. The problem with this is that all these figures are not leaders they are driven by personal accomplishments and whatever they can do to remain in power. With this…

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Townsville lifestyle. Do we need more focus on our brand?

By tphcmanager | Sep 5, 2018

Townsville lifestyle. Do we need more focus on our brand? Is Townsville part of the answer to the Big 3 Cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) population, lifestyle and infrastructure challenges? Is Townsville prepared for a bigger share of migrants, baby boomers and workers looking for lifestyle and affordability benefits of living in a regional city?…

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30 Trainees for Council : Skilling Queenslanders for Work project

By tphcmanager | Sep 4, 2018

The state government had boosted funding for Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) to $80 million in 2018, an increase of $20 million.  Skilling Queenslanders for Work supports important pathways for unemployed and underemployed people who are struggling to find secure jobs. Since June 2015, more than 16,600 people have found jobs as a result of…

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