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COVID-19: People: Emerging from the crisis series: preparing your workforce (Australia)

08 May 2020 | Australia

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As Australia’s restrictions on movement begin to ease, many organisations are preparing to either return to their physical workplaces or to ramp up their workforces as operations transition into the "new normal”. The transition will take time.

In this series we start conversations about the key issues for Australian organisations to consider as we set out on the quest for a resilient and sustainable future.

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Latest thinking

Managing your labour through the post-lockdown recovery

The Australian economy remains in a period of forced hibernation. Although each industry has been impacted differently to others, no business is unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Time to consider IR reforms for the post COVID economy

The three central pillars of Australia’s industrial relations system have proved that they can act decisively when they have to. But when we ultimately return back to normal, our IR laws will go back to where they were. Anyway, who can tell what will be ‘normal’ in a year’s time?

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30-minute webinar

Preparing businesses to return their people to work

Thursday 14 May 2020

This webinar hosted by Drew Pearson discusses preparing businesses to return their people to work including: Safety first – planning the transition back to the workplace (Nerida Jessup); Returning to the physical office – navigating the "new normal" (Catherine Pase); and Real life case study of our approach at HSF (Alan Peckham).

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90-Second video series

In this series of short videos, our experts share their insights on how employers can prepare for and embrace this "new normal".

Emerging from the crisis

Drew Pearson – Employment and Industrial Relations Partner, Sydney

Published: Wednesday 6 May

Safety First... Returning to the physical workplace

Steve Bell – Safety Partner, Melbourne

Published: Wednesday 6 May

Getting your people back to work; unwinding stand downs

Nicholas Ogilvie – Employment and Industrial Relations Partner, Melbourne

Published: Thursday 7 May

Risk management and harnessing tech – are apps the answer?

Wendy Fauvel – Employment and Industrial Relations Executive Counsel, Brisbane

Published: Thursday 7 May

Tracking COVID-19 in the workplace – What are the privacy considerations?

Kaman Tsoi – Privacy, Information, and Data Special Counsel, Melbourne

Published: Friday 8 May

How we can continue to feel more connected to our teams when we return to the office

Danielle Kelly – Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Sydney

Published: Friday 8 May

Death of the business hour – is agile work now normalised?

Lucy Boyd, Senior Associate – Melbourne, Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Published: Monday 11 May

Should the red tape stay cut... the case for permanent legislative reform

Anthony Wood, Partner – Melbourne, Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Published: Monday 11 May

Bargaining – is now the time?

Natalie Gaspar, Partner – Melbourne, Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Published: Tuesday 12 May

Ramping up and managing leave requests

Rachel Dawson, Senior Associate – Perth, Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Published: Tuesday 12 May

Casualization, seasonal workers and the gig economy – where to now?

Michael Gonski, Partner – Sydney, Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Published: Wednesday 13 May

Wrap-up

Drew Pearson, Partner – Sydney, Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Published: Wednesday 13 May

 

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