10 01, 2018

Dealing with Psychopaths at Work

2018-01-18T18:01:02+00:00 January 10th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Psychosocial Hazards, Training and Development, Workplace Investigations|

Maybe you have worked alongside them or have hired them. Perhaps you have been impressed by their drive, ambition, intelligence, and charm. We're talking about what Dr Robert Hare, pre-eminent authority on psychopaths, calls a corporate psychopath: a "nonviolent person prone to the selfish and remorseless use of others." Manipulative, ruthless, callous, often smart and charismatic, they are unable to feel empathy or guilt. Psychopaths can wreak havoc in

6 11, 2017

Mirror Mirror On the Wall

2018-01-18T18:41:57+00:00 November 6th, 2017|HR Consulting Services, Psychosocial Hazards, Workplace Investigations|

I recently read that a particular world leader receives folders twice a day ‘full of positive news stories, tweets praising him and sometimes pictures’ of himself on TV ‘looking powerful’. It is a level of narcissism uneasily reminiscent of the evil queen in Snow White and her mirror on the wall. As I watch current developments around the world, it reminds me of an article published in the February

2 08, 2017

Workplace Investigations: How Fair Is The Process?

2018-01-18T18:16:49+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Training and Development, Workplace Investigations|

You are involved in a workplace investigation. You may be named as the complainant, respondent or witness. What should you expect from the investigator? What rights do you have? Actually, contrary to common misapprehensions, you have many rights. You should expect to be treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity at all times. An investigative process renders all participants with some anxiety (unless they are a robot!). It is natural