Aug 30

How not to run a workplace investigation

For those who are fond of watching police dramas and legal shows, the term ‘investigation’ brings to mind police style interrogation, a relentless pursuit of ‘the truth’ and cases resolved on a ‘hunch’. In fact, a workplace investigation should be a formal process with a predominant emphasis on fair procedure, an enquiry into allegations of […]

Mar 15

Blowing the whistle on misconduct and inappropriate behaviour at work

In recent years, we have seen a number of high profile cases of corruption in the public sector – ranging from the expenses scandals that have plagued political life to misuse of public monies in the education sector. In this post, we discuss how to create a supportive culture for whistleblowing on misconduct and imappropriate behaviour […]

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. […]

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 […]

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