Dec 06

What to do if you receive historic allegations of sexual assault

It seems that the news media has been awash with revelations of alleged sexual harassment by various famous, now infamous, faces. Sadly, allegations of this type of behaviour are not new to Australian workplaces, however, the current cases provide a timely reminder to think about how you should and would deal with an historical complaint […]

Oct 25

Is performance management dead?

There has been a bit of press excitement of late announcing that performance management is no longer in fashion with cutting edge organisations. I must say that surprised me somewhat, since it is difficult to imagine how any organisation that wants to stay in business could not be interested in the performance of its staff. […]

Apr 26

Guess what: Talking is still a skill – why not learn it?

Converse (verb), to talk informally with another person or the interchange of thoughts through speech. Sounds easy enough, but many people have not perfected this essential skill – leaving the door open for misunderstanding and mistakes. Celeste Headlee said, during a Tedx talk she gave in 2015 on “10 ways to have a better conversation” that […]

Apr 12

Become an Upstander not a Bystander

In this post, we explain how to encourage your staff to become an upstander not a bystander when they witness inappropriate behaviour like bullying or sexual harrassment at work. Most organisations expect that staff will assist them in upholding their values and standards of behaviour by reporting transgressions. This is important as the impact of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 19

Zero tolerance for sexually derogatory comments at work

The US Republican Presidential candidate’s recent comments regarding his attitudes and behaviour towards women are utterly appalling. In response to universal condemnation, Donald Trump has attempted to justify his behaviour by saying, amongst other things, that it was “locker-room talk”. This attempted justification appears to refer to some implicit rule that when men are in […]

Aug 10

4 strategies to manage high conflict personalities at work

People with ‘high conflict personalities’ exist in many workplaces.  In this post, Worklogic Consultant Sarah Somerset shares four key strategies to help you best manage high conflict personalities at work. Do you work with someone who: Aggressively blames others when problems occur? Abuses people and makes unreasonable demands? Lies or exaggerates to get attention? Shows […]