Where did 2023 go? I feel like it was only the other week that I was being tapped on the shoulder for our annual reflection piece. I wrote this time last year that 2023 was going to be busy and we had a Santa’s bag of projects ready to go and the year did not disappoint.
Our team spent a lot of this year focusing on ourselves through professional development around wellbeing and resilience and I went on my own learning journey finding ways to fine tune my leadership approach for the future.
As I look back at the year, our incredibly awesome team have continued to work in all corners of Australia (and a little overseas) helping our clients get ready to tackle the challenges of promoting and maintaining healthy workplace cultures in the wake of hybrid working, the use of AI, and the introduction of the positive duty on workplaces to manage the risk of sexual harassment, among other inappropriate behaviour. It’s been an enormous year for all, but I am constantly encouraged by our team’s energy, steadfast professionalism, and typical good humour.
To our clients, I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for inviting us into your organisation and providing us the opportunity to assist you to manage all the various employee-centric issues you faced this year; and giving us a forum to impart some of the wealth of experience we have.
Next year is going to be busy once again. We are about to release the fourth edition of our Workplace Investigations book published by Wolters Kluwer (stay tuned) and our training calendar is already starting to get booked out for our client workshops on all things professional conduct, managing psychosocial risk and our flagship training in workplace investigations.
For now, to my colleague and clients alike, turn that laptop off, take a well earned breath and I wish you all the very best to you and your family for the holiday season and can’t wait to see you all in 2024.
-Jason Clark, Worklogic Director
Reflecting on 2023 has been interesting for those (like us at Worklogic) who are Employment and HR nerds.
enthusiasts. The changes to the environment in which we work have been significant and there is more change on the way!
This year Worklogic has been involved in many interesting. projects for clients as they respond to the emerging sexual harassment framework, the draft model code for managing psychosocial risk, and changes to industrial and employment conditions.
Since 2007, we have been known for our expertise in workplace investigations, mediation, training, and workplace reviews, and in 2023 we continued to adopt a more holistic perspective, combining our services and recognising that the resolution of a conflict is a multi-stepped approach. Our clients’ priorities have evolved, taking a much more holistic approach, and we have evolved with them.
Central to this shift has been a commitment to enhancing employee wellbeing. We understand that fostering a thriving workplace extends beyond dispute resolution. It requires creating an environment where employees feel valued, supported, and heard. We are proud that Worklogic’s approach empowers organizations to build cultures of respect, inclusivity, and trust. Worklogic’s Clients are doing good work, adapting, innovating and keeping their employee’s wellbeing in focus. We are really proud to work alongside you. Worklogic wishes you and your families a very merry end of year and a safe and prosperous new year.
Our Worklogic team is the driving force behind our client-centered approach, and I am immensely grateful for their hard work. Our team has grown this year and have collaborated even more – across function, across state lines, our team have found ways to make the ‘holistic approach’ come alive for clients. They are also each genuinely lovely people to spend time with which makes going to work a pleasure. Thanks team!
I wish everyone some time to rest and renew at the end of this year and for us to come back with a spring in our step and glint in our eye for what will no doubt be an interesting 2024.
Warm regards and best wishes of the season.
-Jodie Fox, Worklogic Director