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eWISE - March 2016


Welcome to the March edition of eWise! 

I am very excited to tell you that WISE will be presenting a masterclass on Workplace Investigations and Compliance at the HRMAsia Congress on 10-11 May in Singapore.

This masterclass is specially designed to provide practical skills that enable managers to make complaints assessment, gather corroborating information and make critical decisions about the quality of investigation work and findings.   If you are interested in attending please contact HRMAsia Congress for more information.  

Our new confidential Ethics Hotline service ‘Grapevine’ will be available really soon! Research shows that the main cause of workers failing to report misconduct is fear of retribution.  Grapevine customers will have access to a 24/7 call centre and web forms for online reporting in a safe and confidential environment.  Look out for our launch coming soon!

Secure your place on one of our upcoming training courses in ACT and TASMANIA. Click here or check the bottom of this newsletter for dates and  info on how to book.

  I hope you enjoy reading our blogs from March.  



Undercurrents of bias can drown an investigation

By Harriet Stacey

Keeping investigations independent and without bias is a central tenet to procedural fairness. It is important for employers to recognise when their in-house team is too close to a situation to effectively investigate without bias. Read more here

  Undercurrents of Bias can Drown an Investigation

Corruption and deviant behaviour in the public sector

By Andrew Hedges

Corruption is a significant issue in Australia’s public sector. It can exist in many forms with varying degrees of severity. But even though its existence is well documented, it remains difficult to address because witnesses can be unwilling to report their experiences.  Read more here
   Corruption and Deviant Behaviour in the Public Sector

Have you been accused of bullying or harassment at work?

By Harriet Stacey

With the recent increased awareness of workplace bullying, more employees are becoming aware of the ability to lodge a bullying complaint, especially if they feel they are likely to lose their job, or as a form of revenge against a supervisor.  Read more here


Mitigating factors and dismissal- what is relevant?

By Harriet Stacey

Mitigating factors are an important part of the disciplinary process. But we find employers can be uncertain about the concept, and what is relevant. Read more here

Mitigating Factors and Dismissal - What is Relevant?

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Conducting Workplace Investigations - Advanced


Location: Hobart
Date: 27-28 April 2016

Location: Canberra
Date: 4-6 May 2016

For more information

Investigative Interviewing

Location: Sydney
Date: 26-27 May 2016

For more information

10th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment 
Auckland 19-22 April 2016 
  Bullying 2016 Conference

HRMAsia Congress
Singapore 10-11 May 2016  HRMAsia Congress

11th National Investigations Symposium 
Sydney 9-11 November 2016 National Investigations Symposium

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