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 […]

Dec 14

Why having difficult conversations is essential for a healthy workplace (and how to have them)

With summer holidays just around the corner and a long list of things to get done before the Christmas break, it can be tempting to put off tough conversations with your staff until next year, like those tacky decorations we hide at the back of the Christmas tree. Maybe one of your team members has […]

Dec 07

When mediation is the right approach to resolving workplace conflict

There’s usually a sense of urgency surrounding these issues and a quick turnaround is required. Worklogic gets involved in these matters when there is a sense that independent, impartial, external and specialised assistance is required to help those involved to resolve the issues that have arisen between them. In this kind of situation, workplace mediation […]

Nov 30

8 questions to check how robust your employment policies are

Maintaining usability, coherence and comprehensiveness of an organisation’s employment and HR policies and procedures should be an ongoing job for all employers. In our experience however, too often these policies are not sufficiently comprehensive – and once they are completed, they are forgotten or poorly implemented. Neglecting your policies poses a significant risk for your […]