Bernard Keith Althofer
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Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Catherine Gillespie's blog post Conflict Resolution via Self Management
"Good advice Catherine. From a practical point of view, when I was a Harassment Referral Officer, I found that explaining the 'handle it yourself' option the most difficult to explain to the satisfaction of the target.  The majority of…"
Friday
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Catherine Gillespie's blog post What Is Acceptable Behaviour In The Workplace?
"Great article Catherine. We live in a complex and adaptive world where variious forms of violence are 'celebrated' sometimes apparently innocently if one listens to the words of various songs. As individuals struggle to separate reality of…"
Jul 21
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Vince Scopelliti's blog post Performance Management to Avoid Bullying Complaints
"This is a very timely and relevant article considering the discussions that are occurring in relation performance management. In all the years of providing advice, support and guidance to targets, alleged bullies and managers/supervisors,…"
Jul 21
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Christina Willcox's blog post WH&S Planning –why you need to do it.
"Thanks for the response Christina. I was recently sent an article about bullying and risk management with one theme being that organisations should include bullying in their risk management plan.  This was raised by me some years ago and I was…"
Aug 10, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Vince Scopelliti's blog post Failure to Investigate Workplace Incidents - What can go wrong
"It is important that a workplace culture be created where workplace incidents are reported so that the person reporting the incident does not become the target of reprisals or discriminatory action. Whilst organisations may have invested in the…"
Aug 5, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Kristin Ramsey's blog post POKÉMON GETS HIT BY A CAR – ARE EMPLOYERS LIABLE?
"Even before the current popularity of Pokemon, individuals have walked around seemingly distracted by events and incidents that have been happening around them.  Over the past few years, it has been possible to see people walking around with…"
Jul 22, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Leisa Messer's blog post Do's and Don'ts of Injury Management
"The prevention and reporting of injuries needs to take the workplace culture into consideration.  Whilst organisations may have policies and procedures designed to facilitate the reporting and management of injuries, the culture might be such…"
Jul 15, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Kristin Ramsey's blog post Election result - tougher penalties and a stronger watchdog
"The continual evolution to IR policies and the tightening up of various laws that are designed to assist both businesses and individuals, also means that those who play a key decision role in relation to the application and implementation of the…"
Jul 15, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Vince Scopelliti's blog post The Reasonable Person Test Explained
"Every allegation and incident of bullying needs to be assessed according to a range of factors that apply to that case. It seems that the concept and understanding of 'reasonable management actions' varies across organisations and from…"
Jul 8, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Vince Scopelliti's blog post Intent to Harm: Does it Matter in Workplace Bullying Cases?
"There are risks involved in every communication encounter and whilst some things are said in good faith with good intentions, the intent behind the communication should be taken into consideration.  Each case of bullying should be assessed on…"
Jul 1, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Christina Willcox's blog post WH&S Planning –why you need to do it.
"It seems logical to me that integration would occur as this might reduce any duplication in effort being undertaken. I once conducted an organisational assessment where it was identified that a WHS Plan had been developed in isolation with the…"
Jun 17, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Vince Scopelliti's blog post How Silence and Censorship Can Enable Workplace Corruption
"The lack of leadership that can exist in some workplaces when it comes to defining a 'corruption free workplace' an play a critical role in whether or not individuals do actually speak up when they become aware of issues that may be…"
Jun 17, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Jason Clark's blog post Workplace Investigation or Workplace Review?
"I tend to view the differences in this way: an investigation is conducted as a reactive approach in relation to a complaint or an incident; and a workplace review is a proactive approach conducted to identify any gaps between policy and procedure…"
Jun 9, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Leisa Messer's blog post Social Media and the questions employers should really be asking
"There seems to be considerable angst about the use of social media, be it to promote 'self-interest' issues; make observations and comments about workplaces; provide commentary in relation to the activities of others; and at times make…"
May 6, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Vince Scopelliti's blog post How to protect yourself from upward bullying
"There is an 'iceberg' factor when it comes to individual and organisational perceptions and responses when it comes to counterproductive workplace behaviours.  Individual values and beliefs coupled with the workplace culture,…"
May 5, 2016
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Vince Scopelliti's blog post The State of Bullying in Victoria
"The past 15 years have seen a number of investigations and/or reviews conducted into organisations where bullying and/or harassment have been reported by various individuals.  Numerous reports have been published and some of these have been…"
Apr 22, 2016

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Workplace bullying consultant
Company website/blog
http://www.egliassessments.com
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Workplace bullying and harassment, performance management, leadership and management, conflict management and prevention

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