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Seagulls Club uses the Bullying and Harassment Workshops provided by Effective Workplace Solutions as an integral part of our ongoing training program for our staff and are of great value to the Club and to our staff. We find the face-to-face workshops to be far more effective than any online training or generic seminars that staff have undertaken. The quality of the workshops also demonstrates to our staff that the Club is serious about workplace bullying.
Apart from providing vital information and education to our staff, we find that the Workshops provide a solid basis for dealing with claims of bullying and harassment.
Our Club has used Greg Arnold’s services for many years. We used Greg’s initiatives to put in place a human resources strategy which changed the culture of the workplace at the Wests Entertainment Group, and significantly reduced the levels of disputes in our workplace.
Greg has always provided us with sound, professional and practical advice for any employee relations issues that have arisen.
Employee Relations Manager
Wests Entertainment Group (Tamworth)
Ballina RSL has recently undertaken a series of workplace bullying and harassment workshops for all of our staff and supervisors and managers presented by Greg Arnold from Effective Workplace Solutions.
These workshops were conducted thoroughly and professionally and we received positive feedback from the staff. These workshops not only helped to ensure that we are complying with the Club’s legislative obligations and assisting in preventing workplace bullying, but we also saw the exercise as a small price to pay and an insurance policy mitigating against possible claims that may cost the Club hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Ballina RSL Club
Cabarita Beach Bowls and Sports Club has engaged Effective Workplace Solutions for the last 5 years to provide industrial relations and human resources advice and support. Our experience in working with Effective Workplace Solutions has been a positive one. Their professionalism is refreshing and their advice is provided in a prompt and efficient manner. The Effective Workplace Solutions team ensure they understand our business and industry so they can provide us with advice that really suits our circumstances. They also value their relationship with their clients, and that is reflected in the professionalism of their interactions.
Cabarita Beach Bowls and Sports Club
In 2007, our Club engaged Greg Arnold’s services to put together an Enterprise Agreement that would allow our Club to move forward and create a solid foundation of terms and conditions of employment to attract and retain good quality staff. The enterprise agreement formed part of our overall human resources and cultural strategy to make our Club an Employer of Choice in the Tweed and Northern NSW region.
With Greg’s help and expert advice, we established an agreement that not only achieved our aims, but also won Awards from the Federal Government for “Innovation in Agreement Making” as well as the ClubsNSW Club of the Year in 2007 and the 2008 Human Resources Award for Excellence. This could not have been achieved without Greg’s strategic advice, high level of professionalism and innovative approach to workplace relations.
Murwillumbah Services Club
Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club has engaged Greg Arnold for many years as our Workplace relations advisor. Greg has always provided a personalised, professional service and has made a point of getting to know our Club and business operations.
Greg’s advice has always been sound and practical, which has meant that we can make sensible decisions and have avoided costly Court cases, whilst still achieving the desirable outcomes.
Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club
Tweed River Seafoods have engaged Effective Workplace Solutions to provide specialised advice and review our policies and procedures. Whenever we need advice, support or clarification on any human resources or industrial issue, Effective Workplace Solutions have provided prompt and practical advice.
Tweed River Seafoods
LEDA Holdings is a multi-disciplined Australian property company established for over 50 years which operates on the Eastern Seaboard of Australia.LEDA is a large diverse property company which has staff of in excess 130 employees located in Queensland, NSW and the ACT.We have employed the services of Mr Arnold of Effective Workplace Solutions successfully on numerous various issues over a number of years assisting in the overall management of our workforce. This workforce encompasses many senior roles through to junior casual roles stationed within various shopping centres. We have found that Greg has always given us practical, pragmatic and well considered advice which has allowed us to manage the Team effectively and professionally. The service provided has always been prompt, efficient and concise with Greg providing expert and empathetic advice in accordance with the current relevant legislations applicable to the various circumstances.
I highly recommend Greg’s services. He makes himself readily available and provides the services mentioned above at a very competitive fee.
Chief Operating Officer, Retail
We have used Effective Work Place Solutions for the past eight years and have been extremely pleased with the service we have received from both Greg, Karen and their team.
The advice we receive is practical, commercial and very sound. They have an excellent understanding of our business which allows them to provide advice very much tailored to our business. In all instances the advice we have received is the correct advice and therefore our business is protected. I would recommend Effective Workplace Solutions to any business that needs advice in the ever changing world of Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Human Resources and related legislation. I have recommended the services of Greg and Karen to a number of my own clients all of whom have been extremely happy with the advice they have received.
CEO, Austbrokers Coast to Coast.
We made the decision to outsource our HR to Greg at Effective Workplace Solutions – one of the best business decisions we have made! Initially assisting us with an employee redundancy, Greg was extremely knowledgeable, professional and efficient in all aspects. He supported us every step of the way throughout the employee termination process, ensuring we were compliant with employment law. Working with Greg minimised the stress throughout the process, allowing us to focus on work. HR has always been a daunting aspect of operating our business. In future we will outsource all of our HR to Effective Workplace Solutions.
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