16 01, 2018

Playing Nicely In the Workplace Sandpit

2018-01-18T17:58:38+00:00 January 16th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Peer Support Products, Training and Development|

Rates of sexual assault and harassment as well as threatening or abusive conduct have been declining in the public sector. Worryingly however, reports of bullying, racism and discrimination are on the increase. The annual WA Public Sector Commission 2016/17 report revealed that 534 minor misconduct complaints were received during that year. Comprising of 969 separate allegations, 64% (621 complaints) were regarding staff behaviour with almost one third of those

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

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