May 17

Bayly’s case: implications for workplace investigations

Recent interim orders of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) effectively prevented an employer from taking further steps to finalise its investigation of an employee’s conduct and take disciplinary steps against her, until the FWC had determined the employee’s stop-bullying application. In this blog post, we discuss the background to this case and highlight the potential […]

May 10

Returning the dysfunctional team to high performance

Tolstoy once said that happy families are all alike but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. When things are going well, being part of a functional and effective team is a joy – the sense of shared purpose, the improved outcomes when knowledge is shared and you have worked collaboratively. However, when […]

May 03

The 7 Foundations of Organisational Resilience

Last week,  Worklogic hosted an information session on ‘Nurturing Resilience’. In the session consultant psychologist Megan Fulford explored ways to build and/or enhance organisational resilience, using psychological principles drawn from the latest research, and her clinical experience of factors associated with resilience. Megan focused on seven foundations of organisational resilience: 1. Strengths Using your strengths […]

Apr 19

Checklist for Creating an Effective Code of Conduct at Your Workplace

A Code of Conduct is a guide to the expected behaviours at work. It builds on company values and sets expectations about how the values are put into practice. This post explains how to create an effective code of conduct for your organisation. Why have a Code of Conduct? We have already written about the […]

Apr 05

8 workplace HR podcasts to transform your commute

Listening to podcasts is a great way to turn unproductive time (when you are commuting for example) into learning experiences. Podcasts provide a great opportunity to keep up to date with workplace HR developments and listen to some really stimulating and interesting discussions. Here is a selection of my favourite workplace HR podcasts that I think […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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