7 Staffing Myths In the Children’s Services Sector

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Myth 2: You have to give 3 warnings before terminating the services of a staff member.

Not true. An employer doesn’t have to give their employee 3 warnings, or even 1! However, an employer should always give the employee a chance to understand, explain and fix any performance issues. This means you are always supporting Educators whilst creating a high performing service. Warnings should only be used as a last resort and after extensive coaching, mentoring, training, and an opportunity to clarify expectations. Remember a high performance culture is one where you create a work environment, which supports Educators strengths and allows them to thrive.

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* In the above answers we’ve assumed that the employer is covered by the fair work system, which covers most Australian workplaces. This post is not intended to be nor should you rely on the above material on this blog as constituting legal advice. Postings have been prepared for informational purposes only.