Mar 23

A “Chief Happiness Officer” for workplace wellness?

About a month ago, one of London’s oldest law firms, Clifford Chance, made headlines when a prospective managing partner suggested that he would appoint a “Chief Happiness Officer”.  Among the innovations proposed at Clifford Chance were “micro-retreats” for employees and paid time to pursue “passion projects”. The idea is based on research that shows happy, […]

Mar 17

Investigating Reportable Conduct: Developments in NSW since the Royal Commission

Anyone who has had the task of investigating allegations of workplace misconduct will know that it can be a taxing and high stakes exercise for all involved. The need for thoroughness and attention to detail on the part of the investigator must not be allowed to outweigh the need for sensitivity  towards the participants, such […]

Jan 20

The benefits of flexible work

From the archive: prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the benefits of a flexible workplace were already being touted as progressive and staff-friendly. Worklogic staff have enjoyed the benefits of flexible working for over a decade. As employers navigate working in a post-lockdown world, it’s worth revisiting why flexible work is beneficial to both staff […]

Jan 17

12 Point Checklist for Briefing an External Investigator

“To outsource or not to outsource an investigation…” That is often the question HR professionals and senior managers are faced with when needing to conduct an investigation into serious misconduct at work.  Factors of time, risk and cost will all influence this decision (see our related blog post “Warning Indicators – When to Conduct an External Investigation” […]

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