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Catherine Cahill

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CRISIS MANAGEMENT

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CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Bullying / Harassment Accusation
Unfair Dismissal
Serious Misconduct
Serious Injury
Serious Safety Incident
Employee Disputes

If a serious complaint or a serious incident has occurred in your workplace, don’t leave the management of it to chance.

Call me
02 9564 3646

I will help you to plan the best course of action, and how you should communicate to your staff.

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Let’s Talk About Sex.

By | Bullying, Difficult People, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Management, Sexual Harassment | No Comments

Recently I took part in a discussion for SBS’ Insight’s program about Sexual Harassment at work.

What became really clear, really quickly in the discussion, was that 31 years since legislation was introduced, people are still questioning whether it is a “real” issue; and many, many people still struggle with what it may, or may not be.

I will start as SBS did, with the legal definition:“Sexual harassment is any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour, which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.”

Last night’s program reflects what I have found when consulting with organisations on this issue. There are as many personal interpretations of the definition as there are people in any room at any one time. Read More

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Dealing with Difficult People

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The topic of “Difficult People” and how to “deal” with them, is always a popular talking point no matter where I am or who I am working with.

If you do a web search on the topic you will find thousands of hits. Most are articles which claim to give you the “10 Best tips” or other similar insights; and there are also many training programs and books to help you gain some expertise. Read More

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Social Media, Bullying and Reputation

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In June 2014, Social Media was harnessed to put pressure on Opera Australia because of a statement previously posted on Facebook by Georgian Opera Singer Tamar Iveri.  Opera Australia subsequently advised that they had addressed the issues with Ms Iveri and had accepted her explanation that the post was written by her husband.

A few days later, Limelight magazine published an article which detailed what would seem to have been a more thorough investigation into the matter, which concluded Ms Iveri may have been dishonest in her response to Opera Australia. Read More