Mar 14

Your Pre-Investigation Checklist

One of the topics that we often discuss at Worklogic is the necessity of ensuring that all workplace investigations are carried out in a procedurally fair manner, and in particular provide natural justice to any person responding to allegations. Looking at the bigger picture, however, it is equally important that before pushing the ‘formal investigation’ […]

Feb 21

6 of the Best Self-Care Tips for Investigators

Interviewing staff who are traumatised, emotionally distressed or highly resistant to your process, takes a toll on the impartial investigator. Analysing evidence and defending your impartial findings can also be draining, and lonely, when subtle or overt pressures are brought to bear on your professionalism, or your conclusions. Effective investigators should exercise self-care to remain […]

Feb 14

Managing Workplace Romances

Workplace romances are once again in the news thanks to Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce, MP. Whatever you think of the reporting on Barnaby Joyce’s relationship and pending parenthood with a former staff member, it is clear that the issue of romantic relationships at work is not going to go away. Last week, […]

Jan 31

Investigation Interviews – cases on what not to do!

Unless a workplace investigation is to be conducted purely “on the papers”, the investigator will need to undertake interviews in order to gather relevant evidence for later analysis. But interviewing well is easier said than done! It is a skill that certainly is backed by theory and methodology, but is then best further learned, honed […]

Jan 24

Having conversations that reflect our culture on Australia Day

Over the last week or so, there have been a number of high-profile individuals, including politicians and social commentators, as well as a number of Australians generally, publicly arguing either for or against the relocation of Australia Day to a date other than 26 January. The topic appears to be garnering particularly more attention this […]

Dec 20

Oh Come All Ye Faithful: Encouraging Inclusion during the Holiday Season(s)

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a significant proportion of Australians (52%) report that they are Christian, with Islam (2.6%) and Buddhism (2.4%) the next most common religions. The ABS reports that Australia is increasingly diverse in terms of religion, with Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam and Buddhism all increasingly common religious beliefs. Meanwhile, while nearly […]

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 […]

Nov 29

The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey result and the implications for your workplace

Four months later, approximately $100 million dollars expended, and the results of the same-sex marriage voluntary postal survey are finally in – a resounding YES. Unfortunately, the greater “national conversation” on this issue has had a negative impact on some gay and lesbian Australians. Increased levels of anxiety and stress have been reported. The national […]

Nov 22

White Ribbon Day: Stopping Violence Against Women

It’s White Ribbon Day this Saturday 25 November, a time which provides an important opportunity for organisations to reflect on how they can actively work towards the prevention and elimination of violence against women, as well as how to support those who are affected by it. The day is scheduled to coincide with the UN […]

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