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Work Christmas Parties: 3 Tips for a Fun Festive Function

It's the end of a long year. Employers and staff alike have worked hard and are looking forward to the opportunity to catch up, celebrate, network and relax.The work Christmas party is often anticipated as an ideal way to farewell the working year, reward staff, and anticipate the year ahead. However, employers must understand that a successful - and incident-free - Christmas party is dependent upon good planning and a sound understanding of the unique risks of work-related events. We provide…See More
13 hours ago
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

When conducting investigations or otherwise making determinations in the workplace, it is essential to avoid bias, whether conscious or unconscious. It is equally important to avoid a situation where co-workers believe decisions made in the workplace are biased - whether real or perceived.WHAT IS UNCONSCIOUS BIAS? Unconscious bias may take a number of different forms, including:Preferring or tending to support people who are similar to us (for example, people who attended the same high school,…See More
Nov 8
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

When conducting investigations or otherwise making determinations in the workplace, it is essential to avoid bias, whether conscious or unconscious. It is equally important to avoid a situation where co-workers believe decisions made in the workplace are biased - whether real or perceived.WHAT IS UNCONSCIOUS BIAS? Unconscious bias may take a number of different forms, including:Preferring or tending to support people who are similar to us (for example, people who attended the same high school,…See More
Nov 7
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Procurement and Corruption - The Warning Signs

Effective procurement requires the ability to foster productive relationships and to secure the best possible terms within a contract or project. However, there can be a fine line between savvy negotiation and a gradual descent into corrupt and/or fraudulent behaviour. Despite robust legal and policy requirements relating to procurement activity, fraud is nevertheless an ever-present problem within the supply chain sector. We examine some of the danger signs of corruption to consider within any…See More
Nov 1
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Procurement and Corruption - The Warning Signs

Effective procurement requires the ability to foster productive relationships and to secure the best possible terms within a contract or project. However, there can be a fine line between savvy negotiation and a gradual descent into corrupt and/or fraudulent behaviour. Despite robust legal and policy requirements relating to procurement activity, fraud is nevertheless an ever-present problem within the supply chain sector. We examine some of the danger signs of corruption to consider within any…See More
Oct 31
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace For All

Developing a positive working environment where all employees are supported is key to looking after the mental wellbeing of your staff, and freeing them up to be their most productive selves. A safe and healthy workplace is one which is inclusive and caters for the needs of all workers. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a two-fold approach where the development of long-term policies is coupled with direct support services for workers is most effective. Let's take a…See More
Oct 24
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace For All

Developing a positive working environment where all employees are supported is key to looking after the mental wellbeing of your staff, and freeing them up to be their most productive selves. A safe and healthy workplace is one which is inclusive and caters for the needs of all workers. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a two-fold approach where the development of long-term policies is coupled with direct support services for workers is most effective. Let's take a…See More
Oct 24
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace

What can employers do to support and effectively manage employees who may be struggling with their mental health?With an estimated one in five Australian adults suffering from a mental illness in any given year, this is becoming an increasingly important question for organisations to answer. From talking to an employee with a mental illness to addressing…See More
Oct 18
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace

What can employers do to support and effectively manage employees who may be struggling with their mental health?With an estimated one in five Australian adults suffering from a mental illness in any given year, this is becoming an increasingly important question for organisations to answer. From talking to an employee with a mental illness to addressing…See More
Oct 17
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

For many employees, one of the most difficult aspects of navigating the modern workplace is deciding whether to disclose a mental health issue.Not every employee is required to be open about their condition, and there is often a fear of the potential consequences for their career if they are. We take a look at when an employee is obligated to disclose, what employers must do, and the pros and cons of disclosure. WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE'S RESPONSIBILITY? When dealing with mental…See More
Oct 10
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

For many employees, one of the most difficult aspects of navigating the modern workplace is deciding whether to disclose a mental health issue.Not every employee is required to be open about their condition, and there is often a fear of the potential consequences for their career if they are. We take a look at when an employee is obligated to disclose, what employers must do, and the pros and cons of disclosure. WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE'S RESPONSIBILITY? When dealing with mental…See More
Oct 10
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Job Stress, or Psychological Injury?

Being aware of job stress, and proactive about its potential effect on staff and their ongoing mental health, is an important component of ensuring employee satisfaction and OHS in any business. But it is crucial not to confuse job stress with a psychological injury, which may or may not have been caused by the work environment. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWOA psychological or mental disorder includes a range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural symptoms which ultimately interfere with an…See More
Oct 3
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Job Stress, or Psychological Injury?

Being aware of job stress, and proactive about its potential effect on staff and their ongoing mental health, is an important component of ensuring employee satisfaction and OHS in any business. But it is crucial not to confuse job stress with a psychological injury, which may or may not have been caused by the work environment. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWOA psychological or mental disorder includes a range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural symptoms which ultimately interfere with an…See More
Oct 3
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Mental Health in the Workplace

Making sure that your staff are fit and healthy, enabling them to perform their duties at an optimal level, forms an essential part of being an employer of choice. But beyond ensuring that your staff are physically capable, it is essential to also look after their mental wellbeing. Underestimating the importance of mental health in the workplace is likely to have lasting impacts on your workers, your business and clients. OHS legislation requires employers to provide a safe and healthy work…See More
Sep 27
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Mental Health in the Workplace

Making sure that your staff are fit and healthy, enabling them to perform their duties at an optimal level, forms an essential part of being an employer of choice. But beyond ensuring that your staff are physically capable, it is essential to also look after their mental wellbeing. Underestimating the importance of mental health in the workplace is likely to have lasting impacts on your workers, your business and clients. OHS legislation requires employers to provide a safe and healthy work…See More
Sep 26
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Is Briginshaw Still the Best Way of Solving the Puzzle?

As any HR manager will testify, conducting workplace investigations is one of the most important but vexed aspects of ensuring that an organisation runs smoothly. This is particularly the case when the various parties involved in an investigation are putting forward different versions of events - who do you know who to believe? For many years, workplace investigators have employed the Briginshaw test. The standard of proof in investigations such as these is on the balance of probabilities. The…See More
Sep 20

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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

Work Christmas Parties: 3 Tips for a Fun Festive Function

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

It's the end of a long year. Employers and staff alike have worked hard and are looking forward to the opportunity to catch up, celebrate, network and relax.

The work Christmas party is often anticipated as an ideal way to farewell the working year, reward staff, and anticipate the year ahead. However, employers must understand that a successful - and incident-free - Christmas party is dependent upon good planning and…

Continue

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 13:00 0 Comments

When conducting investigations or otherwise making determinations in the workplace, it is essential to avoid bias, whether conscious or unconscious. It is equally important to avoid a situation where co-workers believe decisions made in the workplace are biased - whether real or perceived.

WHAT IS UNCONSCIOUS BIAS? 

Unconscious bias may take a number of different forms,…

Continue

Procurement and Corruption - The Warning Signs

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 12:46 0 Comments

Effective procurement requires the ability to foster productive relationships and to secure the best possible terms within a contract or project. However, there can be a fine line between savvy negotiation and a gradual descent into corrupt and/or fraudulent behaviour. 

Despite robust legal and policy requirements relating to procurement activity, fraud is nevertheless an ever-present problem within the supply chain…

Continue

Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace For All

Posted on October 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

Developing a positive working environment where all employees are supported is key to looking after the mental wellbeing of your staff, and freeing them up to be their most productive selves. 

A safe and healthy workplace is one which is inclusive and caters for the needs of all workers. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a two-fold approach where the development of long-term…

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