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Managing Volunteers in the Workplace

Volunteers can be a fabulous resource in any business. Generally, they bring enthusiasm, true passion for the organisation's ethos and purpose, and a "can-do" attitude to the job.However, volunteers in the workplace can also bring their own set of challenges for organisations. Even though they are not on the payroll, volunteers enjoy the same protections as paid workers are entitled to. Indeed, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) defines volunteers as "workers", thereby putting them on…See More
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Managing Volunteers in the Workplace

Volunteers can be a fabulous resource in any business. Generally, they bring enthusiasm, true passion for the organisation's ethos and purpose, and a "can-do" attitude to the job.However, volunteers in the workplace can also bring their own set of challenges for organisations. Even though they are not on the payroll, volunteers enjoy the same protections as paid workers are entitled to. Indeed, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) defines volunteers as "workers", thereby putting them on…See More
Thursday
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Managing Misconduct over the Holidays

The festive season is fraught with concern for employers. With many staff on leave and those who remain letting their proverbial hair down (often with a beverage or three!) the holiday period can be a minefield.We take a look at when employees are still considered to be "at work", define misconduct and provide some tips for dealing with poor behaviour in the workplace over the holidays. WHEN ARE EMPLOYEES STILL 'AT WORK'?A workplace is where people perform their jobs, undertaking their…See More
Dec 19, 2019
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Managing Misconduct over the Holidays

The festive season is fraught with concern for employers. With many staff on leave and those who remain letting their proverbial hair down (often with a beverage or three!) the holiday period can be a minefield.We take a look at when employees are still considered to be "at work", define misconduct and provide some tips for dealing with poor behaviour in the workplace over the holidays. WHEN ARE EMPLOYEES STILL 'AT WORK'?A workplace is where people perform their jobs, undertaking their…See More
Dec 18, 2019
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Managing Risks in Workplace Investigations

MANAGING RISKS IN WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS?By its very nature, a workplace investigation involves sensitive and contentious information.When a workplace investigation is required, whether this is outsourced to an external investigator or conducted in-house, it is necessary to be aware of the risks which could eventuate.WHAT ARE THE KEY RISKS?These include: Potential Breaches of confidentialityEach party involved has the right to confidentiality. A breach of confidentiality occurs when other…See More
Dec 17, 2019
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Managing Risks in Workplace Investigations

MANAGING RISKS IN WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS?By its very nature, a workplace investigation involves sensitive and contentious information.When a workplace investigation is required, whether this is outsourced to an external investigator or conducted in-house, it is necessary to be aware of the risks which could eventuate.WHAT ARE THE KEY RISKS?These include: Potential Breaches of confidentialityEach party involved has the right to confidentiality. A breach of confidentiality occurs when other…See More
Dec 11, 2019
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Dec 10, 2019
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Rules of Evidence in Workplace Investigations

Although workplace investigations are not expected to be conducted in the same way as a police investigation, it is essential to keep in mind the principles of evidence which might apply. This is particularly important against a backdrop where many workplace investigations end up in the Fair Work Commission or otherwise in a contentious, litigated setting.We examine the rules of evidence which should be followed to improve the chances of successfully defending against a claim.    WHAT ARE THE…See More
Dec 6, 2019
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Rules of Evidence in Workplace Investigations

Although workplace investigations are not expected to be conducted in the same way as a police investigation, it is essential to keep in mind the principles of evidence which might apply. This is particularly important against a backdrop where many workplace investigations end up in the Fair Work Commission or otherwise in a contentious, litigated setting.We examine the rules of evidence which should be followed to improve the chances of successfully defending against a claim.    WHAT ARE THE…See More
Dec 5, 2019
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Responding to Bad Behaviour at the Christmas Party

It's no secret that both the good and the bad can be on display at the annual work Christmas party. While smiles and good cheer can and should be the main features at an end-of-year bash, some unfortunate behaviour can also arise. Alcohol abuse, sexual harassment and aggressive behaviour are just some of the less savoury possibilities. But despite the instinct to punish personnel who wander astray, it is vital that employers respond to Christmas misbehaviour in a manner which is both reasonable…See More
Nov 27, 2019
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Responding to Bad Behaviour at the Christmas Party

It's no secret that both the good and the bad can be on display at the annual work Christmas party. While smiles and good cheer can and should be the main features at an end-of-year bash, some unfortunate behaviour can also arise. Alcohol abuse, sexual harassment and aggressive behaviour are just some of the less savoury possibilities. But despite the instinct to punish personnel who wander astray, it is vital that employers respond to Christmas misbehaviour in a manner which is both reasonable…See More
Nov 27, 2019
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Dealing with Pornography in the Workplace

Unsurprisingly, the access to pornography can be extremely problematic in the workplace. Not only does the access to pornography at work open up a minefield of possible harassment and other sexually motivated complaints, it contributes significantly to presenteeism (where staff are physically present but not concentrating on their jobs).Indeed, according to a report in the Financial Times, 45% of daily viewers of popular pornography compilation site Pornhub, accessed the site between standard…See More
Nov 25, 2019
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Dealing with Pornography in the Workplace

Unsurprisingly, the access to pornography can be extremely problematic in the workplace. Not only does the access to pornography at work open up a minefield of possible harassment and other sexually motivated complaints, it contributes significantly to presenteeism (where staff are physically present but not concentrating on their jobs).Indeed, according to a report in the Financial Times, 45% of daily viewers of popular pornography compilation site Pornhub, accessed the site between standard…See More
Nov 25, 2019
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Audio Recording or Written Statements?

Appropriately recording evidence is a crucial part of workplace investigations.For investigators, this can cause a significant dilemma as to whether it is preferable to rely on written statements, or obtain audio recordings of interviews conducted during the investigation.Here are a few of the main considerations for each method.AUDIO RECORDINGS An audio recording is effectively a verbatim record of everything that is said during the …See More
Nov 11, 2019
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Audio Recording or Written Statements?

Appropriately recording evidence is a crucial part of workplace investigations.For investigators, this can cause a significant dilemma as to whether it is preferable to rely on written statements, or obtain audio recordings of interviews conducted during the investigation.Here are a few of the main considerations for each method.AUDIO RECORDINGS An audio recording is effectively a verbatim record of everything that is said during the …See More
Nov 7, 2019
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

When a Pre-Determined View Leads to an Unfair Investigation

Procedural fairness must be top of mind, for all organisations when conducting a workplace investigation. Failing to allow an employee sufficient time to respond to an allegation or taking a pre-determined view of the outcome of an investigation, for example, proceeding with terminating employment, can leave an employer open to an unfair dismissal claim. The importance of observing all elements of procedural fairness when …See More
Oct 31, 2019

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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

Managing Volunteers in the Workplace

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 12:20 0 Comments

Volunteers can be a fabulous resource in any business. Generally, they bring enthusiasm, true passion for the organisation's ethos and purpose, and a "can-do" attitude to the job.

However, volunteers in the workplace can also bring their own set of challenges for organisations. Even though they are not on the payroll, volunteers enjoy the same protections as paid workers are entitled to. Indeed, the Work Health…

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Managing Misconduct over the Holidays

Posted on December 18, 2019 at 16:00 0 Comments

The festive season is fraught with concern for employers. With many staff on leave and those who remain letting their proverbial hair down (often with a beverage or three!) the holiday period can be a minefield.

We take a look at when employees are still considered to be "at work", define misconduct and provide some tips for dealing with poor behaviour in the workplace over the holidays. …

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Managing Risks in Workplace Investigations

Posted on December 11, 2019 at 15:00 0 Comments

MANAGING RISKS IN WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS?

By its very nature, a workplace investigation involves sensitive and contentious information.

When a workplace investigation is required, whether this is outsourced to an external investigator or conducted in-house, it is necessary to be aware of the risks which could eventuate.

WHAT ARE THE KEY…

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Rules of Evidence in Workplace Investigations

Posted on December 5, 2019 at 8:22 0 Comments

Although workplace investigations are not expected to be conducted in the same way as a police investigation, it is essential to keep in mind the principles of evidence which might apply. This is particularly important against a backdrop where many workplace investigations end up in the Fair Work Commission or otherwise in a contentious, litigated setting.

We examine the rules of evidence which should be followed to…

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