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Her Word Against His – Detecting Lies in Interviews

One of the most challenging aspects for employers attempting to deal with workplace bullying or misconduct is getting to the truth of allegations, especially in circumstances where the apparent victim's version of events contradicts that of the alleged bully.Most of the time, this disparity can be put down to differences of opinion or misinterpretation of intentions.For example, the accused bully…See More
May 18
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Her Word Against His – Detecting Lies in Interviews

One of the most challenging aspects for employers attempting to deal with workplace bullying or misconduct is getting to the truth of allegations, especially in circumstances where the apparent victim's version of events contradicts that of the alleged bully.Most of the time, this disparity can be put down to differences of opinion or misinterpretation of intentions.For example, the accused bully…See More
May 17
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Child Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking Conference Insights

A wrap-up of the Children, Justice and Communication Conference at Portsmouth University, May 2017.Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Children, Justice and Communication Conference at Portsmouth in the UK. The conference is hosted by some of the world’s leading academics and practitioners working in the areas of child sexual exploitation, trafficking, child abuse, incest and more.…See More
May 10
Katie McLean commented on Harriet Stacey's blog post So You've Been Accused of Bullying - What Now?
"Great article with some excellent points addressed.  Thank you for sharing!"
May 8
Katie McLean liked Harriet Stacey's blog post So You've Been Accused of Bullying - What Now?
May 8
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

So You've Been Accused of Bullying - What Now?

The issue of workplace bullying is much more openly discussed these days, and most employees are aware that they can make a formal complaint to their employers and have the matter investigated – with appropriate resolution to follow.But what happens if you are not the victim, but instead have been accused of being the bully?How to deal with an overwhelming experienceBeing accused of bullying is never…See More
May 4
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

So You've Been Accused of Bullying - What Now?

The issue of workplace bullying is much more openly discussed these days, and most employees are aware that they can make a formal complaint to their employers and have the matter investigated – with appropriate resolution to follow.But what happens if you are not the victim, but instead have been accused of being the bully?How to deal with an overwhelming experienceBeing accused of bullying is never…See More
May 4
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Witness Statements Protected in Australia Post FOI Bid

A recent decision of the Australian Information Commissioner has confirmed that certain categories of internal documents cannot generally be forced to be the subject of a disclosure process.The decision, which was handed down by Commissioner Tim Pilgrim on April 5, 2017, arose from a refusal by Australia Post to produce documents to a former employee, identified for the purpose of the proceedings as "LC".LC had…See More
Apr 27
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Witness Statements Protected in Australia Post FOI Bid

A recent decision of the Australian Information Commissioner has confirmed that certain categories of internal documents cannot generally be forced to be the subject of a disclosure process.The decision, which was handed down by Commissioner Tim Pilgrim on April 5, 2017, arose from a refusal by Australia Post to produce documents to a former employee, identified for the purpose of the proceedings as "LC".LC had…See More
Apr 26
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

A Perplexing Problem: Protecting Children Overseas

Every year billions of Australian dollars are provided to fund aid projects overseas. The money is targeted to assist developing countries with education, housing, health and community projects. Naturally children are a prime target group for these aid programs.  The majority of these organisations are funded by the Australian public via donations and government funding provided to not-for-profit…See More
Apr 20
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Building Rapport in Investigative Interviews

All workplaces are at risk of allegations of bullying, harassment, discrimination or other claims of misconduct or inappropriate dealings. As such, all employers must be prepared to conduct investigative interviews to determine the veracity and accuracy of any allegations made against or by one or more of their employees.Apart from properly eliciting the facts, perhaps the most important thing in conducting…See More
Apr 13
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Building Rapport in Investigative Interviews

All workplaces are at risk of allegations of bullying, harassment, discrimination or other claims of misconduct or inappropriate dealings. As such, all employers must be prepared to conduct investigative interviews to determine the veracity and accuracy of any allegations made against or by one or more of their employees.Apart from properly eliciting the facts, perhaps the most important thing in conducting…See More
Apr 12
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Bullying: What's the Role of Leadership?

Workplace bullying is somewhat of a scourge in modern society. Broadly categorised by Reach Out Australia as any behaviour which is physically, mentally or socially threatening and takes place in the employment context, it can have an enormous impact on staff effectiveness, employee retention, the number and type of worker's compensation claims and, of…See More
Apr 6
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Bullying: What's the Role of Leadership?

Workplace bullying is somewhat of a scourge in modern society. Broadly categorised by Reach Out Australia as any behaviour which is physically, mentally or socially threatening and takes place in the employment context, it can have an enormous impact on staff effectiveness, employee retention, the number and type of worker's compensation claims and, of…See More
Apr 6
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Unexplained Injuries in Care – 3 Tips for Investigators

It goes without saying that injuries occur in all workplaces, not just the community sector. Yet there are certain unexplained injuries within care environments that should receive particular attention. We set out our top three 3 tips for investigators when confronted with an unexplained injury allegation in aged or disability care contexts.1.    Fully understand the care environmentThose charged…See More
Mar 29
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

The Key Warning Signs of Grooming and Sexual Manipulation

As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has painfully revealed, our most trusted institutions have at times mishandled some of the worst cases of child abuse imaginable.It is becoming clear to us as a nation that the trust given by children and other vulnerable people to individuals in positions of power is boundless. And it is this trust that can become…See More
Mar 22

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Co-founder of Wise Workplace - national organisation with a reputation for excellence in the management and investigation of misconduct. Before establishing myself in workplace investigations, I was a lecturer in Policing (Investigations) for CSU for 9 years, and a police officer with operational policing experience in the UK and in the Australian Federal Police. I also have a professional background in workplace training and education with higher degrees in this area in addition to qualifications in forensic psychology.
Company website/blog
http://www.wiseworkplace.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Management and investigation of workplace misconduct
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Harriet Stacey's Blog

Her Word Against His – Detecting Lies in Interviews

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 21:00 0 Comments

One of the most challenging aspects for employers attempting to deal with workplace bullying or misconduct is getting to the truth of allegations, especially in circumstances where the apparent victim's version of events contradicts that of the alleged bully.

Most of the time, this disparity can be put down to differences of opinion or misinterpretation of…

Continue

Child Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking Conference Insights

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 20:30 0 Comments

A wrap-up of the Children, Justice and Communication Conference at Portsmouth University, May 2017.

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Children, Justice and Communication Conference at Portsmouth in the UK. 

The conference is hosted by some of the world’s leading academics and practitioners working in the areas of child sexual exploitation,…

Continue

So You've Been Accused of Bullying - What Now?

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 1:00 1 Comment

The issue of workplace bullying is much more openly discussed these days, and most employees are aware that they can make a formal complaint to their employers and have the matter investigated – with appropriate resolution to follow.

But what happens if you are not the victim, but instead have been accused of being the bully?

How to deal with an overwhelming…

Continue

Witness Statements Protected in Australia Post FOI Bid

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

A recent decision of the Australian Information Commissioner has confirmed that certain categories of internal documents cannot generally be forced to be the subject of a disclosure process.

The decision, which was handed down by Commissioner Tim Pilgrim on April 5, 2017, arose from a refusal by Australia Post to produce documents to a former employee, identified for the purpose of…

Continue

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