Australian businesses are grappling with the ever-increasing cost associated with breaches in safety, invasion of privacy and workplace incidents such as bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. The rise of social media has made it even more complex because we are now vulnerable to online discrimination, sexual harassment, identity theft and cyberbullying. Even businesses that strive to get it right, often fail. In fact, industry surveys report that more than 70% of Australian businesses do not have a reliable workplace compliance system in place. As a result, most businesses are swimming in exposure and indirect costs on a daily basis. Engagement surveys, exit interviews and lost time injury reports all point to a massive shift in absenteeism, staff turnover, lost productivity, mental health issues and reputational damage, as a result of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.
As a business owner, executive or HR professional, we invite you to join us at our upcoming event that explores the old adage of ‘prevention is better than cure’ applied to workplace relations and safety, in today’s business environment. Our key note speaker, Glen Bartlett, Director Bartlett Workplace and President Melbourne Football Club, will provide you with insight into the business risks associated with workplace relations and safety that you face in your business on a daily basis. Using recent examples and relatable case studies, Glen will provide you with a practical guide on how to mitigate these risks. He will also discuss the things that employers of choice are doing to ensure they build the right structure and leadership to create a workplace where people feel safe and are treated fairly and with respect. This event also provides a great opportunity to spend time with like-minded business owners, executives and HR professionals that are passionate about creating workplaces that allow people to do their best, look after their colleagues and enjoy in the success of the business.
Glen is Director Bartlett Workplace and President Melbourne Football Club. Glen practices in all aspects of Workplace Relations and Employment Law having worked in a variety of IR roles since 1986. Over the years, Glen has acted for a wide range of significant private and public sector clients specialising in difficult union, discipline, outsourcing and enterprise bargaining issues. Glen is also one of the most highly regarded corporate educators and regularly conducts training workshops covering areas such as enterprise bargaining, investigations for allegations of serious misconduct, managing employees performance and conduct, managing illness and injury, workplace law, change management and organisational restructure.
Gavin is Director and Co-Founder of Sentrient. He is an experienced executive and has been on management teams of several high profile education, compliance and technology businesses, all growing over 50% annually. He is also an advisor to Synotive, a digital agency and technology business with clients in Australia, India, New Zealand and Singapore. Gavin has been a speaker at a number of high profile industry conferences, discussing trends in digital learning and workplace compliance in Australia. Together with Bartlett Workplace, Gavin is passionate about helping Australian businesses do the right thing, not just because they have to by law, but because everybody has the right to be treated fairly and with respect in the workplace.
Topic: Why prevention is better than cure
Date: Thursday 8th December 2016
Venue: The Rosebud Boardroom, St Kilda Rd Towers, Level 1, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
Keynote Speaker: Glen Bartlett, Director Bartlett Workplace and President Melbourne Football Club