Jun 28

10 Best Practice Interventions Post-Investigation

Our research “Aftermath or Afterglow: Improving Team Dynamics and Workplace Culture After a Misconduct Investigation” has revealed a treasure-trove of practical tips for employers, international best practice and ‘things to think about’ following a workplace investigation. In our last two blog posts, we considered the role of employment policies and the importance of doing something to […]

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 […]

Jun 14

After an Investigation: The Role of Policies in Improving Workplace Culture and Team Dynamics

In Worklogic’s inaugural research “Aftermath or Afterglow: Improving Team Dynamics & Workplace Culture Following a Misconduct Investigation” conducted with Monash University PhD student, Sarah Carrier, we explored the interventions that employers can take to rebuild team dynamics and organisational culture following a misconduct investigation. The research explored the latest academic research and the results of an employer survey to determine what […]

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 […]

Apr 12

Become an Upstander not a Bystander

In this post, we explain how to encourage your staff to become an upstander not a bystander when they witness inappropriate behaviour like bullying or sexual harrassment at work. Most organisations expect that staff will assist them in upholding their values and standards of behaviour by reporting transgressions. This is important as the impact of […]

Mar 29

6 strategies to encourage employee feedback – including complaints!

In the recent Worklogic webinar, we discussed the importance of understanding exactly how your employees are feeling and creating a culture that encouraged honest feedback – including complaints! Here are six strategies to encourage employee feedback and complaints that you can implement and discover what your employees are really thinking: 1. Skip-Level Meetings In a skip-level […]

Mar 08

Common problems with workplace investigations

In this post, we discuss common problems with workplace investigations and how to address them. I was recently out with friends and someone I had just met asked me what I did for work. Being a proud Worklogician, I told him that, among other things, I conducted workplace investigations for a range of organisations. While […]

Mar 01

The cross-over between workplace bullying & sexual harassment

I recently presented Worklogic’s first lunchtime webinar, discussing the cross-over between workplace bullying and sexual harassment, recent cases and the key lessons for managers keen to mitigate against this type of people risk. You can watch this webinar on-demand for free if you missed it! There were five key takeaways from this session: Inappropriate behaviour can […]

Feb 01

Six steps for minimising the emotional impact of workplace investigations

Recent cases have flagged how a workplace investigation can sometimes be damaging to the wellbeing of the participant[1]. Respondents are as much at risk as complainants. They can experience the decision to investigate and the investigation process as a challenge to their authority and position in the organisation or feel attacked personally. Research has also […]

Nov 16

Taking disciplinary action after workplace investigations: don’t drop the ball before the finish line!

In this post, we highlight a hidden risk for both investigators of workplace allegations and HR professionals involved in any disciplinary decisions following an investigation, where additional evidence contributes to the decision to terminate employment. In these situations, employers must provide the this additional information – either as separate allegations, or as relevant evidence – […]

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