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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 […]

Jan 10

Embracing Moral Courage in 2018!

I was recently asked what Worklogic would like to see more of in 2018 – and my answer was “moral courage“.  This is something that can be easier said than done – but you can never have too much of it.  Wherever you work, and whatever your role in 2018, let’s be brave (or braver) in standing […]

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 11

3 tips to avoid common traps when conducting internal investigations

Let’s say you are an HR Business partner who has received a workplace complaint of bullying. After carefully considering your options in response, you have decided that a workplace investigation is the right option. You have also considered whether an external investigator is needed, and decided that it can be done internally.  Before you launch in, however, […]

Sep 20

Are You OK? Wellbeing, Performance and Conduct of Employees with a Mental Illness

This month, the RUOK Day campaign prompted us at Worklogic to think again about mental health. The employers we work with are always well intentioned – they want to support their employees through anxiety and depression, as well as other illnesses and personal crises. But how should the employer respond when the employee’s mental illness […]

Sep 06

Minimising the impact of workplace conflict on mental health

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable; there will be disagreements about workplace matters and there will be personality clashes. Where conflict is not well managed it can be damaging and certain types of conflict will always be damaging, such as bullying behaviour, discrimination, harassment and intimidation. Where conflict is left unresolved it can intensify and spread, affecting […]

Aug 09

The Benefits and Challenges of Anonymous Reports

Why the widespread under-reporting of poor behaviour in the workplace? Wherever an issue of inappropriate workplace behaviour arises, there is no question that most modern employers would want affected staff to ‘step up’ and report the matter so that it could be addressed according to the many laws and local policies written to ensure the […]

Jul 12

Top 10 Misconduct Cases

In this week’s blog post – part of our celebration of Worklogic’s 10th anniversary – Worklogic Associate Director Jason Clark looks back at some notable misconduct cases over the last 10 years. Some cases are noteworthy because of the new obligations they imposed on employers, or because they developed our understanding of key concepts like […]

Jun 21

The One Thing You Should do After an Investigation

Our inaugural research “Aftermath or Afterglow: Improving Workplace Culture & Team Dynamics After a Misconduct Investigation” focused on the various interventions that can employers can make after a complaint and investigation, and how effective the our research participants judged those interventions to be. One of the key findings of our research is – perhaps not […]

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 […]

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