Oakbridges - Labour Relations Strategists

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Retaining Institutional Knowledge in A Downturn

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 22:39 -- Sue.Mackintosh
Read about how organizations must plan for knowledge retention especially in industries such as Mining that regularly experience boom and bust cycles. When a person leaves you loose more than the person. The Company loses massive amounts of knowledge and increases its risk. Risk of cost escalation, safety risks, productivity, quality and reputational risks all mount if knowledge transfer and retention is not managed well. There are tools and processes to help identify high risk positions and people and to manage and capture knowledge and key information.

Project Delivery - Excellence Through Industrial Relations

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 14:27 -- Sue.Mackintosh
The right Industrial Relations approach not only supports the achievement of the socio-economic objectives of a project but also facilitates bringing the project in on time and on budget. This article outlines the elements of a "best practice" Industrial Relations approach for successful Project Delivery. By Hugh Secord and Sue Mackintosh

Collective Bargaining Model for Professional Unions White Paper

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 08:32 -- Sue.Mackintosh

Teacher UnionsBy Hugh Secord and Sue Mackintosh There has to be a better way to achieve the multiple goals of maintaining professional standards, societal good and collective “voice” and rights. This article explores the challenges facing professionals such as engineers, teachers and healthcare workers under their current collective agreement arrangements and describes a path to better way. Read more about Collective Bargaining Model for Professional Unions White Paper

What is a Workplace Investigation?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 07:02 -- Hugh.Secord

The purpose of an investigation is to objectively and reliably make a determination of the facts and circumstances of reported or suspected wrongdoing affecting the interests of the organization. An investigation can be initiated as the result of a direct complaint or because of observations made in the workplace. It is important at the outset to clearly define what is being investigated and why. Read more about What is a Workplace Investigation?