The Workplace Briefcase

Episode 01 | The Father of Modern HR

Mapien’s Troy Gread speaks to the Father of Modern HR, Dave Ulrich, about ‘harnessing uncertainty’ and what a worldwide pandemic means for HR in Australia. We get personal with Dave and find out how the most recognisable global HR facilitator and presenter pivots when he’s confined to his home office as he offers up some of his most valuable advice yet. As LinkedIn creates a breeding ground for a new wave of HR philosophers, Dave shares he’s candid response to those who have recently challenged his HR concepts, theories and models on LinkedIn.

Episode 02 | Industrial Relations, Frustrations & Bargaining Ramifications

The Hon Graeme Watson joins us with over 40 years’ experience in workplace and industrial relations to discuss IR reform, the slow death of enterprise bargaining, and the fundamental changes required for business productivity through bargaining on the other side of Covid.
Graeme shares his advice, his suggestions, and ideas on how businesses need to adjust when crafting their EA bargaining strategies. The AFR’s ‘Workplace Warrior’ has been involved, and settled, some of the biggest and most publicised industrial relations cases in Australian workplace history.

Episode 03 | The Gender Divide of the Global Pandemic

Danielle Wood is the CEO of the Grattan Institute, and she joins us in this episode of the Workplace Briefcase podcast to dissect the “Women’s work: The impact of the COVID crisis on Australian women” Gratton report, and what needs to be done at a corporate and government level to help women transition back into the work place beyond Covid.