As the fog clears

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity” – A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens (1859)

The effects of ‘you know what’ have been spectacular so far, and the full effects are yet to be realised. Society and the economy are so intertwined that neither appears able to exist without the other. As restrictions ease and the ‘new normal’ is determined for society and workplaces, appropriate and clear communication, recognising what people have gone through, and not denying the human condition are imperatives. As we sail into unknown waters, workplace relations expert, Charles Watson, provides some insights into the social impact of COVID-19 on the workplace and poses questions that employers need to consider.

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Getting problems sorted

Workplace relations is a specialised and tricky field. It shapes society, government policy, business outcomes and at its core is the relationship between employers and employees. Its a broad area of endeavour, is influenced by dozens of ever changing pieces of legislation, and always brings forth ‘passionate’ behaviour. Ni Gao is a talented and pragmatic workplace relations practitioner who loves solving problems. We thought we would ask Ni how she does it.

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Are you a triple threat?

Multi-talented corporate advisor Joyce Au is one.

Being both a chartered accountant and a Cambridge educated lawyer, Joyce Au is one of the most driven and talented, yet modest, professionals you could meet. Added to her arsenal are some awesome salsa skills which make Joyce a real triple threat. We asked Joyce for the details on what she does as a corporate advisor, how she got to where she is now, where she is going, and how she finds balance in doing it all.

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