Human Resources and Industrial Relations Services
Leigh is a recognised expert in this field of HR/IR and employee relations in general with over twenty-five years at the cutting edge of these sometimes difficult and complex disciplines.
With the changing environment in the industrial relations area he is able to provide quality advice on the best strategies to maximise output and achieve business goals while maintaining industrial stability and employee support.
Successful alignment of compliance issues including risk assessments, Workplace Health and Safety advice and HR and IR audits.
Assessment of potential cost savings and risks associated with corporate strategies and direction.
All levels of advice and support required for the enterprise bargaining process including:
• Preparation and strategies
• Financial analysis
• Negotiating skills and support
• Training, including detailed KPI and cost benefit analysis kits
• Advocacy in tribunals
• Industry knowledge and contacts
• Communication strategies
• Innovative productivity enhancement
• Australian Workplace Agreements, Employee Collective Agreements and Union Collective Agreements
Leigh has successfully completed AWAs and Employee Collective Agreements in the education, plumbing, construction, retail, horticultural and hospitality industries.
The provision of specialist skills in handling difficult industrial situations at all levels, including:
• Industry representation
• Dispute management and settlement
• Strategy design and preparation
• Line manager support mechanisms and processes
• Innovative and specialised industrial advice
Experienced advice and advocacy services in all Industrial Tribunals both State and Federal, including the Anti Discrimination Commissions and appeal tribunals.
Appearances to date range from National Wage case appearances to unfair dismissal applications and award matters.
A full range of employee grievance and dispute settlement services from policy, training and advisory support to mediation and arbitration services (certified Mediator and Arbitrator).
Experience across all areas and includes the specialist areas of Bullying, Sexual Harassment claims, unfair dismissal applications, contractual disputes, Crime and Misconduct Commission matters and the application of Alternative Dispute Settlement techniques.
I have arrangements with Freehills and Bell Legal Group to assist in the areas of legal and legislative advice where required.
I also provide workplace investigation services and performance and discipline training and implementation aimed at cost effective and efficient outcomes always with long term outcomes a priority.
Experience in this field provides policy advice and review at all levels to assist clients to comply with required legislative, industrial, governance and regulatory requirements.
Involvement across a range of industries and recent experience in Local Government particularly with corporate governance strategies and policies assists in the development of strategies and advice to assist compliance in these areas.
From Greenfield start ups through transition and rightsizing, job analysis and description of duties, tailored to employer requirements and aligned to each individual and organisational goals and objectives.
Assistance with recruitment and selection if required.
Demonstrated achievements in these areas include improvements in organisational performance, cost effectiveness and reductions, rightsizing and demonstrable improvements in productivity and efficiency.