Entries by Peter Maguire

Ditch the bus and get a boat

One of the most repeated lines about developing high performing teams is the often misquoted Jim Collins line about “getting the right people on the bus”. I attended a workshop the other day where this line was used and then one of the participants in the workshop told a story that said so much more […]

Fair Work Commission awards 3.5% wage increase

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down its decision on the 2017/18 Annual Wage Review, increasing the National Minimum Wage and award rates by 3.5% with effect from 1 July 2018. This is about half what the ACTU claimed and twice what AiG offered so it was pretty well what we expected to be […]

FWO audit finds over 40% of employers not compliant

The Fair Work Ombudsman has just released its latest audit report on campaigns run in the Dandenong and Warrnambool – Otway Ranges regions. In the Dandenong campaign, 253 businesses in Dandenong, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Noble Park and Springvale were audited with the following findings: 42% were not compliant on some count 26% were not paying […]

Ridgeline HR in Warrnambool with CCF on 19 April 2018

Ridgeline HR Practice Leader, Peter Maguire, will be visiting Warrnambool on 19 April 2018 to provide local members and guests of the Civil Contractors Federation with an update on important workplace relations changes and the Code for Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 and some tips on how to get better people engagement and […]

How many hats?

I was recently asked whether I considered myself a coach, a mentor or a consultant or a contractor. That made me think about exactly what I do when I work with a client and I reached the conclusion that, in point of fact, depending on the client’s needs and capabilities, at a given point in […]

Is an enterprise agreement right for your business?

It is now over 25 years since enterprise bargaining became an option in the Australian industrial relations system, first introduced via the Prices and Incomes Accord between first the Hawke and then the Keating Governments and the ACTU. Unfortunately, over the years, unions and employers with unionised workplaces have dominated the enterprise bargaining space and […]