Dec 21

3 Themes from 2016: Triage, Conflict Context & Upstanders

With the annual summer break about to happen, and Christmas well and truly now hurtling towards us, it’s that office maintenance time of year – time for watering the office plants adequately (Peace Lilies, perchance?), doing that cathartic ritual clear-out of the communal kitchen fridge, and setting up those out of office responses (and sticking […]

Dec 14

Why having difficult conversations is essential for a healthy workplace (and how to have them)

With summer holidays just around the corner and a long list of things to get done before the Christmas break, it can be tempting to put off tough conversations with your staff until next year, like those tacky decorations we hide at the back of the Christmas tree. Maybe one of your team members has […]

Dec 07

When mediation is the right approach to resolving workplace conflict

There’s usually a sense of urgency surrounding these issues and a quick turnaround is required. Worklogic gets involved in these matters when there is a sense that independent, impartial, external and specialised assistance is required to help those involved to resolve the issues that have arisen between them. In this kind of situation, workplace mediation […]

Nov 30

8 questions to check how robust your employment policies are

Maintaining usability, coherence and comprehensiveness of an organisation’s employment and HR policies and procedures should be an ongoing job for all employers. In our experience however, too often these policies are not sufficiently comprehensive – and once they are completed, they are forgotten or poorly implemented. Neglecting your policies poses a significant risk for your […]

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 – […]

Nov 09

Why you need to triage workplace complaints before taking action

HR professionals and managers are always aware of the legal obligations of employers to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees. In this environment, when you become aware of an employee complaint, the inclination is to immediately “take action”. However, a recent decision of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission highlights why it is […]

Nov 02

5 tips for effective induction to mitigate workplace risks – lessons from local government

I have recently sent off my ballot in my local council elections and the results of council elections all over Victoria have now been determined. Hundreds of councillors are now taking up their positions on local councils, some for the very first time. The challenge facing local government chief executives and their delegated staff is […]