Having specific policies and procedures in place to combat bullying and other unacceptable conduct in the workplace is an important measure at any time, but no more so than under the current circumstances. Synergy Operations Manager, Natalie Thomasen, says  investigators are seeing a rise in COVID-related workplace complaints. "Most of the COVID-related complaints we are [...]

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How to Ready Your Workplace for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There is no doubt that the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting individuals and businesses on a global scale. Even though there are effective treatment and control plans being developed and put in place by world health experts, large numbers of people are still falling into the all-too-common trap of mob mentality, which is [...]

By |2020-09-28T11:15:50+10:00March 17th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

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 [...]

Probation is not an Excuse for Unequal Treatment

Denying employees on probation their full range of workplace rights and entitlements can have serious financial and legal consequences for you and your business, as demonstrated in a recent FWC case that shows what can happen if you mistreat  your probationary employees to save money, but break the law in 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 [...]

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