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Dec 13

Mobbing: When bullying becomes a group activity

It’s a truism that employees are going to be offended by different things. Each of us has a distinct set of sensibilities, shaped by culture, disposition and individual experience. For this reason, it sometimes seems that your bullying is not my bullying. Without investigating the sequence of behaviours that sometimes coalesces for a complainant with […]

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 […]

Nov 01

3 issues to consider when an employee criticises your organisation on social media

The release and changing popularity of social media platforms and smartphone apps which enable social interaction are incredibly rapid.  There is no end to the means by which employees can communicate with each other and with the outside world… which means there is no end to the online platforms on which employees can criticise their […]

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, […]

Oct 04

The 12 ingredients of an effective social media policy

Increasingly, social media is blurring the line between an employee’s work and private life, and between what is social and what is work-related. This poses both opportunities and risks to organisations. The upside is that your employees can use social media to amplify your brand, but the downside is the risk of damage to your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 19

A decade in business leadership

Looking back over the last decade of business and institutional leadership, there is some hope but much to lament. At Worklogic, we’re optimistic realists – we see opportunities for leadership development and values improvement everywhere… Challenges and Disappointments Thinking back to 2007, this was the decade that began with uncontrolled banking misconduct leading to institutional […]

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 […]

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