Untrained Investigators and Avoiding Investigator Bias

Workplace investigations can be a costly and time-consuming task that seriously impacts the people involved in them. In a best-case scenario, workplace hostilities are calmed via mediation, and in the worst-case multiple people can end up resigning or losing their job. But what happens if the investigation is conducted improperly? Skilled and experienced investigators are [...]

Fighting Workplace Bullying with Martial Arts?

A brand new Synergy Workplace Investigations podcast is live now! In this episode, Natalie sits down and talks with Brett Welland from AMAYDA. Brett is a martial arts expert and an advocate for bullying prevention, and goes in depth about why the AMAYDA bullying prevention programs are so successful in schools and workplaces around the [...]

Bullying Makes Star Employees Run for the Hills

When there’s a bully in the workplace, the best performing workers will often be the first out the door, according to a Sunshine Coast workplace bullying expert. Natalie Thomasen of Maroochydore investigation firm, Synergy Workplace Investigations said leaving a bully to continue their behaviour unchecked can have a profound impact on the talent base [...]

Swearing in the Workplace

Swearing in the Workplace - Acceptable or Not? Those of us who’ve been in the workforce for 20 years or more will remember a time when it was quite acceptable for the boss to let loose with a tirade of expletives if he was displeased with someone. I say ‘he’ because there [...]

Code of Conduct Policies

Being stood down or dismissed from a working role can be a heartbreaking and potentially life impacting change, so when your working life is uprooted because of seemingly innocuous acts like talking on the phone during work hours, it can seem to be obvious grounds for an unfair dismissal case unless these decisions are [...]

How to Build Your Whistleblower Program

If you haven’t already, now is a great time to start working on your whistleblower policy and procedures in line with new laws coming into force from August. Read on to find out how to put your program together. Under changes to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018, public companies and large [...]

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