10 03, 2018

Social Media Policy: A Must-Have

2018-01-18T18:32:46+00:00 March 10th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Training and Development, Workplace Investigations|

When a Linfox employee made disparaging comments about company managers on his Facebook page, the company fired him for serious misconduct. The employee applied to Fair Work Australia for unfair dismissal. The Commissioner sided with the employee. Why? Because Linfox did not have a policy covering employee use of social media. In the complete absence of a policy defining appropriate conduct, the employee could not be guilty of any

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