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Workplace Bullying: Observations from Our Investigators

Like schoolyard bullying, workplace bullying is far from a new phenomenon. When people who may not have much in common outside work are thrust together on a daily basis, there are bound to be disputes, friction and potentially even outright hostility. Of course, any serious matters need to be dealt with by conducting a thorough workplace investigation. Recently, our investigators have noticed a number of trends in workplace bullying during the course of their work. We are seeing more bullying…See More
Wednesday
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Sharing Information After a Workplace Investigation

For employers, the completion of a workplace investigation can feel like the end of a marathon. The relevant issues have been aired and discussed, a report delivered and decisions made. However, it is also important to effectively share relevant information with affected parties and the broader organisation as the investigation process draws to a close. It is likely that employees and other stakeholders affected by the workplace investigation will need feedback in order to comfortably move on…See More
May 9
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Sharing Information After a Workplace Investigation

For employers, the completion of a workplace investigation can feel like the end of a marathon. The relevant issues have been aired and discussed, a report delivered and decisions made. However, it is also important to effectively share relevant information with affected parties and the broader organisation as the investigation process draws to a close. It is likely that employees and other stakeholders affected by the workplace investigation will need feedback in order to comfortably move on…See More
May 8
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Substantiating Claims of Reportable Conduct

It is one of society's great shames that our most vulnerable individuals are often open to abuse by those entrusted with their care. However, it is somewhat edifying to know that stringent legal and regulatory measures are in place in Australia to ensure that employers and others act quickly when allegations arise of abuse in care. In the case of issues involving children, organisations such as the Ombudsman mandate that 'reportable conduct' must be swiftly acted on by employers. In particular,…See More
May 1
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Substantiating Claims of Reportable Conduct

It is one of society's great shames that our most vulnerable individuals are often open to abuse by those entrusted with their care. However, it is somewhat edifying to know that stringent legal and regulatory measures are in place in Australia to ensure that employers and others act quickly when allegations arise of abuse in care. In the case of issues involving children, organisations such as the Ombudsman mandate that 'reportable conduct' must be swiftly acted on by employers. In particular,…See More
May 1
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

The Privacy Act: Implications for Workplace Investigators

There can be many questions, fears and insecurities that arise in the course of a workplace investigation. Experienced investigators are often asked by witnesses and other staff to divulge what has been said and by whom. This is unsurprising; after all, for one or more people their reputation and/or job could be on the line as a result of accusations made. Workplace investigators must take care when dealing with the information gleaned from their enquiries. The …See More
Apr 29
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

The Privacy Act: Implications for Workplace Investigators

There can be many questions, fears and insecurities that arise in the course of a workplace investigation. Experienced investigators are often asked by witnesses and other staff to divulge what has been said and by whom. This is unsurprising; after all, for one or more people their reputation and/or job could be on the line as a result of accusations made. Workplace investigators must take care when dealing with the information gleaned from their enquiries. The …See More
Apr 24
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

The Right Mix: Professionalism, Impartiality and Empathy

When conducting a workplace investigation, it is essential that there is consideration given to maintaining an appropriate balance between professionalism, impartiality and empathy. By ensuring that this balance is maintained, employers are best able to protect the interests of staff, and safeguard against allegations of inappropriate conduct during the investigatory stage. THE NEED FOR…See More
Apr 18
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

The Right Mix: Professionalism, Impartiality and Empathy

When conducting a workplace investigation, it is essential that there is consideration given to maintaining an appropriate balance between professionalism, impartiality and empathy. By ensuring that this balance is maintained, employers are best able to protect the interests of staff, and safeguard against allegations of inappropriate conduct during the investigatory stage. THE NEED FOR…See More
Apr 17
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Legal Professional Privilege and Workplace Investigations

When a workplace investigation is required, there may occasionally be good reason to seek legal professional privilege regarding the findings. This is particularly the case in matters that may require criminal investigation, such as fraud, theft or sexual harassment. So, is it sufficient to engage a law firm when undertaking workplace investigation if you wish to attract legal professional privilege? We take a look at the what privilege means, and its role in investigations.WHAT EXACTLY IS…See More
Apr 10
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Legal Professional Privilege and Workplace Investigations

When a workplace investigation is required, there may occasionally be good reason to seek legal professional privilege regarding the findings. This is particularly the case in matters that may require criminal investigation, such as fraud, theft or sexual harassment. So, is it sufficient to engage a law firm when undertaking workplace investigation if you wish to attract legal professional privilege? We take a look at the what privilege means, and its role in investigations.WHAT EXACTLY IS…See More
Apr 10
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

When to Use an External Investigator

Using in-house resources to sort out organisational problems certainly makes a lot of sense. HR departments tend to be well equipped to receive and manage internal complaints, facilitating solutions as they go. But while sourcing external assistance can seem unnecessary, there are certain serious workplace situations where calling in specialist investigative expertise will be the preferable solution.  INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL: MAKING THE DECISIONWhen an event in the workplace requires…See More
Apr 4
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

When to Use an External Investigator

Using in-house resources to sort out organisational problems certainly makes a lot of sense. HR departments tend to be well equipped to receive and manage internal complaints, facilitating solutions as they go. But while sourcing external assistance can seem unnecessary, there are certain serious workplace situations where calling in specialist investigative expertise will be the preferable solution.  INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL: MAKING THE DECISIONWhen an event in the workplace requires…See More
Apr 3
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

How to Take Action when Employees and Alcohol Mix

Alcohol and workplaces never mix well. No matter the sort of work they do, employees should not be in the workplace when they are under the influence or still suffering the effects of alcohol consumption. This includes drinking at work or immediately before starting work, and those who are still impacted by a big night out. So what steps should an employer take when dealing with a worker who they suspect is intoxicated in the office?APPROACHING AN INTOXICATED EMPLOYEEOccupational health and…See More
Mar 28
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

How to Take Action when Employees and Alcohol Mix

Alcohol and workplaces never mix well. No matter the sort of work they do, employees should not be in the workplace when they are under the influence or still suffering the effects of alcohol consumption. This includes drinking at work or immediately before starting work, and those who are still impacted by a big night out. So what steps should an employer take when dealing with a worker who they suspect is intoxicated in the office?APPROACHING AN INTOXICATED EMPLOYEEOccupational health and…See More
Mar 27
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

The Legality of Recording Conversations

How many times have you wished you had a record of a conversation? Perhaps you would have liked evidence of what was said, or you would have appreciated being able to play a conversation back for training purposes. Whatever the reason, we examine the legality of recording conversations in Australia. WHEN CAN YOU RECORD A CONVERSATION?The legality of recording a conversation in Australia depends entirely on the jurisdiction. Each state and territory has separate legislation which sets out the…See More
Mar 21

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Vince is a lawyer and holds degrees in Law and Psychology and has more than 24 years’ experience working within and managing investigations. This depth of experience has laid the foundation for exceptional knowledge of fraud and how investigations need to respond.

As Managing Direct of WISE Workplace and CEO of LKA Group, Vince has conducted investigations across Australia involving complex workplace disputes and corrupt conduct he has designed and reported on service reviews and conducted risk assessments for corporations and government. Vince carries respect as a leader in the fight against fraud both nationally and internationally.
Company website/blog
http://www.wiseworkplace.com.au/_blog/WISE_Blog
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

Vince Scopelliti's Blog

Workplace Bullying: Observations from Our Investigators

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 11:09 0 Comments

Like schoolyard bullying, workplace bullying is far from a new phenomenon. When people who may not have much in common outside work are thrust together on a daily basis, there are bound to be disputes, friction and potentially even outright hostility. 

Of course, any serious matters need to be dealt with by conducting a thorough workplace investigation. Recently, our investigators have noticed a number of trends in…

Continue

Sharing Information After a Workplace Investigation

Posted on May 8, 2019 at 13:30 0 Comments

For employers, the completion of a workplace investigation can feel like the end of a marathon. The relevant issues have been aired and discussed, a report delivered and decisions made. However, it is also important to effectively share relevant information with affected parties and the broader organisation as the investigation process draws to a close. 

It is likely that employees and other stakeholders affected by…

Continue

Substantiating Claims of Reportable Conduct

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 12:30 0 Comments

It is one of society's great shames that our most vulnerable individuals are often open to abuse by those entrusted with their care. However, it is somewhat edifying to know that stringent legal and regulatory measures are in place in Australia to ensure that employers and others act quickly when allegations arise of abuse in care. 

In the case of issues involving children, organisations such as the Ombudsman mandate…

Continue

The Privacy Act: Implications for Workplace Investigators

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 13:11 0 Comments

There can be many questions, fears and insecurities that arise in the course of a workplace investigation. Experienced investigators are often asked by witnesses and other staff to divulge what has been said and by whom. This is unsurprising; after all, for one or more people their reputation and/or job could be on the line as a result of accusations made. 

Workplace investigators must take care when dealing with the…

Continue

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