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Wise Workplace Investigations

February 2010 Issue

Latest WISE News

NEW - Mediation services now available from WISE 

WISE Workplace Investigations now offers Mediation services to workplaces. Mediation is often the first step in resolving conflict between colleagues but sometimes formal mediation is necessary to help people 'kiss and make up'. 

Stewart Rainnie has been conducting mediations for selected WISE clients throughout 2009 and we are now pleased to be offering this service to all our clients in 2010. 

Click here to read Stewart's views on conducting workplace mediations. 

Contact us today for advice and assistance with mediations in your workplace!

WISE exhibiting at AHRI National Convention

WISE Workplace Investigations is proud to be exhibiting again this year at the AHRI National Convention in Melbourne.  We would love to hear from Victorian based companies and public sector agencies about how WISE can meet your needs. So contact us today to book a meeting time with one of the principals 10-11 May 2010 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

NSW Ombudsman releases NEW Practice Update for 2010

The NSW ombudsman has released a new practice update on Making Findings for decision makers and investigators conducting investigations into Reportable Conduct. Click here to read the latest.

Feature article

Evidence Vs Intelligence

Workplace investigation reports often refer to the information on which the report findings are based. Sometimes the report will also refer to the evidence arising out of the investigation. Both these terms apply to the facts of the matter. At first glance these two terms often appear to be interchangeable. However, in the context of investigation reports, they have different meanings. Whilst all evidence is also information, not all information is evidence. Sounds confusing? The purpose of this article is to briefly explain the difference and outline some of the key rules of evidence applicable to investigations.

Click here to see full article.

Stewart Rainnie

An old one but a goodie

Transactional Analysis Revisited

Transactional analysis was developed 50 years ago by Erice Berne M.D. made popular in the book "I'm OK your OK" Transactional analysis is a simple to understand explanation of why we interact the way we do and how you can change to make communication more productive. Berne's original work stated that each of us as a Parent, Adult and Child ego state and when we communicate with another we are always communicating from one of the ego states - often this can produce complementary transactions but at other times it produces crossed transactions. This article revisits Bern's original theory and provides links to modern models based on his work.

Click here to read more

Transitional Analysis

Mediation in the workplace

Stewart Rainnie shares his ideas on what makes a successful workplace mediation

When conflict in the workplace impacts on productivity or the welfare of employees, strong action is required. Some conflicts can be resolved without the need for a third party, while others require alternative action. Mediation is one solution. WISE Workplace Investigations offers mediation services through Stewart Rainnie, a trained and experienced mediator.

Stewart shares his wisdom

Stewart Rainnie

What's on........

7th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Hosted at University of Glamorgan, Cardiff in Wales the conference aims to bring interested parties in organisations and government; researchers; policy makers and practitioners together in a unified and synergistic format to enhance knowledge exchange and disseminate knowledge relating to workplace bullying and harassment. 

The call for abstracts has been extended to October 2009

  • When: 2-4th June 2010
  • Where: Hilton Cardiff Hotel, Cardiff, Wales UK

For more information go to www.bullying2010.com

AHRI Convention 2010

The Australian Human Resources Institute's National Convention is the largest event for HR and people management professionals  in the Asia Pacific region. WISE Workplace Investigations is proud to be exhibiting at the convention.  

  • When: 10-11 May 2010
  • Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

For more information visit the AHRI National Convention Web site: http://www.convention.ahri.com.au

Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW Seminars for 2010

The Board offers a range of seminars to assist employers to understand and implement anti-discrimination law and prevent and manage diversity in the workplace. 

For more information visit the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW web site. 

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