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 08

Managing Electronic Evidence

At Worklogic we conduct workplace investigations into a range of alleged misconduct. Everything from bullying to sexual misconduct, misuse of drugs and fraud. In general, most investigations present the same types of evidence: verbal and documentary. Increasingly though workplace investigations are becoming more complex, and a third type of evidence is coming to the fore—electronic […]

Oct 18

How to respond when a critical incident occurs in your organisation

Unfortunately, from time to time, organisations can be faced with unexpected and possibly traumatic incidents. These may be events like the death of a client in a residential facility or at a recreational site; the suicide of a staff member; or a significant workplace accident or near-miss. Your staff will likely feel shocked, shaken and […]

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 13

When is it appropriate to test employees for drug and alcohol use?

Australian employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace. However, must all employers have a drug and alcohol policy? And what if the employer offers, or encourages employees to consume alcohol within working hours or, within the scope of their position. Some employers provide free alcoholic drinks for all staff at work, or […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Jul 05

Managing Workplace Risk – What has changed in 10 years?

2007 Kevin ’07 stormed the electoral polls and Australia was anticipating many years of Kevin Rudd as our new Prime Minister. In the same year, Grevis Beard and Rose Bryant-Smith formed Worklogic. Worklogic stood the test of time (unlike the Rudd Government…) and has built on its beginnings to become the leading workplace investigation and […]

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