Mar 08

Common problems with workplace investigations

In this post, we discuss common problems with workplace investigations and how to address them. I was recently out with friends and someone I had just met asked me what I did for work. Being a proud Worklogician, I told him that, among other things, I conducted workplace investigations for a range of organisations. While […]

Mar 01

The cross-over between workplace bullying & sexual harassment

I recently presented Worklogic’s first lunchtime webinar, discussing the cross-over between workplace bullying and sexual harassment, recent cases and the key lessons for managers keen to mitigate against this type of people risk. You can watch this webinar on-demand for free if you missed it! There were five key takeaways from this session: Inappropriate behaviour can […]

Feb 22

5 strategies to manage poor performance at work

In this post, we discuss strategies to manage poor performance at work. There is no doubt that managing an employee’s performance can be one of the most challenging parts of any manager’s role. Often by the time that the organisation’s formal performance management process commences, difficult and unproductive behaviours are already entrenched and the relationship between […]

Feb 15

Office romance isn’t always roses on Valentine’s Day

A recent case in point has been the investigation into the conduct of Tim Worner, CEO of Channel 7 who admitted to having had an affair with a former colleague, Amber Harrison. Harrison was ‘managed out’ of the business in 2014, receiving a $100,000 payout and she was investigated for misuse of corporate credit cards. […]

Feb 08

Bullying and sexual harassment: a current snapshot

Remember back in 2014 there were predictions of the floodgates being opened, as victims of bullying rushed to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to have stop-bullying orders made.  When planning for their new anti-bullying jurisdiction, FWC models assumed there would be 3000 claims per year. Many scoffed and said that there would be many more. Instead, the […]

Feb 01

Six steps for minimising the emotional impact of workplace investigations

Recent cases have flagged how a workplace investigation can sometimes be damaging to the wellbeing of the participant[1]. Respondents are as much at risk as complainants. They can experience the decision to investigate and the investigation process as a challenge to their authority and position in the organisation or feel attacked personally. Research has also […]

Jan 25

How well does your brand reflect diversity and inclusion?

As Australia Day approaches, and we are again given to contemplate who we are as a nation and how we want to be seen, it seems appropriate to also consider how well does your brand reflect diversity and inclusion. Recent impassioned controversy over a bill board featuring smiling Hijab-clad little girls, enthusiastically waving Aussie flags at […]

Dec 21

3 Themes from 2016: Triage, Conflict Context & Upstanders

With the annual summer break about to happen, and Christmas well and truly now hurtling towards us, it’s that office maintenance time of year – time for watering the office plants adequately (Peace Lilies, perchance?), doing that cathartic ritual clear-out of the communal kitchen fridge, and setting up those out of office responses (and sticking […]