Wise Workplace Investigations

 September 2011

  • News
  • New team member
  • Upward bullying 
  • Social Networking 
  • What's On 
  • We want your feedback!


GOVERNANCE MANAGER exhibiting at the AHRI Technology Conference 2011 - Melbourne

WISE will be exhibiting at the HR Technology Conference 2011 in Melbourne this October. Registrations are open but be quick places are selling fast! 

Topics covered include Social media, cloud computing, software as a service,Security Privacy and Risk and Workforce Planning. 

The Sebel Albert Park Melbourne

12 october 2011

Click here for more information on Governance Manager

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WISE training solutions

Skills development for people managing misconduct


There are only two dates left for public courses in Workplace Investigations and Investigative Interviewing this year.

  • 28 November 2011  - ACT
  • 29 November 2011 - Victoria

The courses are very well received by attendees who commented: 

" Great day informative & very useful"

" The major benefit from attending the course was providing a structured investigation process and clear understanding"

"the presenter was excellent - had great knowledge of the topic"

The courses are offered independently or in conjunction with AHRI. For further details and booking information follow the link below.

AHRI calendar for 2011 

Welcome to Phil O'Brien

WISE welcomes a new team member

Phil O'Brien joined our team in August.

Phil brings a wealth of experience in HR in the corporate and public sector to the WISE team. Phil will be cutting his teeth on some investigations and helping clients review and update policy and procedures with a focus on improving the management of misconduct and complaints.

Phil has experience in the NSW Police and 10 years in HR with Bayers.

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Upward Bullying as Featured in HC OnLine

Upward Bullying: When bosses are targets of harassment

With awareness of bullying and its insidious effects on the rise, one aspect that receives little attention is the small but not insignificant number of cases where managers are bullied by team members.

WISE Workplace Investigations has conducted investigations into a number of such cases, always in remote locations with stable staff. The full article written by Harriet Stacey was published in HC On Line last month... Click here to read the full article.

Social Networking

Why your business must have a strong social networking policy

Social networking in the workplace is here to stay – despite an increasing number of organisations preferring to ban the activity.

But what many employers don’t realise is it doesn’t really matter if you ban it in the workplace – employees will still have access to social media outside the physical office.

That means they can still post comments that may be detrimental to work colleagues or may tarnish a employer’s reputation....  Click here to read the full article.

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What's on

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2011

A Global Compass - Navigating Public Sector Corruption. The third National conference is being held this year in Perth WA. Early bird registration closes 27 July 2011. Speakers include The Hon Christian Porter, Attorney General of WA; The Hon Wayne Martin, Chief Justice of WA and Professor Geoff Gallop, Professor, Director Graduate School of Government. 

Where: The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle WA
When: 15-17 November 2011
Cost: Early Bird (available until 27 July $1520

Contact: www.apsacc.com.au

Workplace Law Fundamentals

Establishing effective HR policies to ensure compliance with legislation and legal requirements. Covering the following topics: 

  • Protecting your company from unfair dismissal claims
  • the realities of Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
  • Effective anti-harassment and bullying policy
  • drafting clear social network policies
  • OHS Harmonisation

When: throughout September 2011, 
Contact: www.akolade.com.au T: 02 92476000

Conducting Workplace Investigations  - One Day Training

WISE presents in conjunction with ARHI
Don't miss the last two dates for the year: 

28 November 2011  - ACT 

29 November 2011 - Victoria

Contact: education@ahri.com.au

8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying

The 8th International conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment - Future Challenges, is to be held in Copenhagen next year. 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is  January 12, 2012. 

Where: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

When: June 12-15, 2012

Contact: http://bullying2012.com

We want your feedback!

It is important for Wise Workplace Investigations to gain feedback from everything we do - we would welcome your comments on this newsletter - particularly with regard to what you wish to see in future issues.

Please email us with any comments or questions you may have!

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We want your feedback!

For more information please contact harrietstacey@wiseinvestigations.com.au or 02 8243 1133

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