Misconduct risks for employees working remotely

Employees have a duty of good faith and fidelity to employers. They should behave ethically and act with honesty and integrity. Given the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus, all organisations, both government and non-government, are turning to remote work as a solution to keep their businesses running and maintain essential services. In some cases […]

Workplace bullying in the time of COVID-19

Principal Consultant Christa Ludlow has prepared a whitepaper titled Workplace Bullying, Evidence Based Approaches to a Complex Problem – which you can download for free. The whitepaper draws on recent research and WEIR’s own experience in workplace investigations and conflict resolution, to examine why the prevalence of bullying remains high despite attempts to reduce workplace […]

The Underperforming Colleague

One of my team members is under-performing, which creates more work for me. My boss handles this by giving me his urgent and important tasks because she knows I will get the work done. What should I do?  The first step is to identify what your colleague is actually doing, or not doing. Is your colleague’s performance really below standard? Does he lack the required […]

Some good reasons to look at privacy procedures in your organisation

It’s Australian Privacy Awareness week (May 13 to 20) and the theme is “From Principles to Practice”.   If your organisation deals with personal data, you will know that storing and using this data involves benefits and risks. Perhaps the most damaging is reputational risk. If you lose a client’s information, will they trust you again? A notorious recent example is the loss of 12 million customers’ bank statements held by the […]

Sexual Harassment in the legal Workplace

What is being done about sexual harassment in the legal workplace?  The #MeToo movement overseas and the #Now movement locally, as well as the downfall of several prominent male lawyers, has directed attention to the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment and discrimination in the Australian and New Zealand legal professions. There is abundant evidence that sexual harassment is a serious problem for the profession, and has been for a number of years.   How common is sexual harassment […]

7 Mistakes that can derail a Workplace Investigation

1.Not having a policy on workplace behaviour  2.Confusing “evidence” and “proof”  Put simply, the purpose of a workplace misconduct investigation is to gather and analyse facts which will assist the employer to form an opinion about whether misconduct has occurred.   By conducting interviews, looking at documents and so on, the investigator will gather evidence. But […]

How do I know if I have a People Management Problem

The existence of systemic people management problems in an organisation often goes unrecognised because the critical symptoms can easily be misinterpreted.   If you have one or more of the following symptoms in your organisation, it can be a sign that you need to review your people management strategies and activities: Failure to meet organisational KPIs. […]

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