2 08, 2017

Workplace Investigations: How Fair Is The Process?

2017-10-16T10:15:50+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Professional 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

16 05, 2017

Human Resources or Human Relations?

2017-10-16T10:17:31+00:00 May 16th, 2017|HR Consulting Services, Psychosocial Hazards, Workplace Investigations|

Is there a need for a change of title to reflect the role of HR practitioners? In a recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) case there was criticism of how HR dealt with an employee dismissal. The person was emailed notification of his dismissal while on leave for alleged mental health issues. Reported by Workplace Express (15th May 2017) the Fair Work Commissioner described the approach as ‘unfortunate’ and gave

8 03, 2017

20 Strategies To Deal With Workplace Bullying

2017-10-16T10:20:05+00:00 March 8th, 2017|HR Consulting Services, Professional Development, Psychosocial Hazards, Workplace Investigations|

What is bullying? Bullying is the deliberate, repeated and hurtful mistreatment of one person (the target) by a perpetrator (the bully) whose destructive actions are fueled by the bully's need to control the target. When you're the target... Stop listening to the bully. Ignore verbal assaults and focus on your positive skills and attributes. Confront your fears. What are the self-doubts and "buttons" which are pushed by the bully's