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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
yesterday
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
Thursday
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
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

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
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Unfortunately, dealing with allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue for many employers. Sexual harassment can take many forms, and cases are rarely "open and shut".Once allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct have been made, they must be appropriately investigated and dealt with. However, prevention is always better than cure.Let's take a look at employer obligations, the scale of the problem and how employers can help prevent sexual harassment in the…See More
Oct 17
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Employers understand that it is their responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Yet unlike physical health safety concerns and hazards such as lifting, tripping, sun exposure and dust reduction, many employers find themselves uncertain about how to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.The first and most powerful antidote to this uncertainty is becoming informed. For business owners and managers, this includes stepping up and finding answers about common mental health…See More
Oct 14
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Employers understand that it is their responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Yet unlike physical health safety concerns and hazards such as lifting, tripping, sun exposure and dust reduction, many employers find themselves uncertain about how to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.The first and most powerful antidote to this uncertainty is becoming informed. For business owners and managers, this includes stepping up and finding answers about common mental health…See More
Oct 9
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Outsourcing or In-House Investigations?

For many businesses, one of the critical HR questions is whether investigations into alleged employee misconduct or misbehaviour should be outsourced or conducted in-house.Depending on the nature of the business and the complaint, it may not always be appropriate or cost-effective for investigations to be referred externally.However, in other circumstances, particularly when the allegations involve potential criminal conduct or there is an actual or perceived conflict, outsourcing may be the…See More
Oct 4
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Outsourcing or In-House Investigations?

For many businesses, one of the critical HR questions is whether investigations into alleged employee misconduct or misbehaviour should be outsourced or conducted in-house.Depending on the nature of the business and the complaint, it may not always be appropriate or cost-effective for investigations to be referred externally.However, in other circumstances, particularly when the allegations involve potential criminal conduct or there is an actual or perceived conflict, outsourcing may be the…See More
Oct 3
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Police Involvement in Workplace Investigations

On occasion, police will become involved and/or need to be involved in the allegations from a workplace matter. In this situation, it's important for employers to know what their obligations are, and to be aware of some of the challenges that can arise. So, let's take a look at when police are or may need to be called in and what should happen once they are. WHAT MATTERS REQUIRE THE POLICE? Generally speaking, any allegation of a serious or potentially criminal nature necessitates the…See More
Sep 25
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Police Involvement in Workplace Investigations

On occasion, police will become involved and/or need to be involved in the allegations from a workplace matter. In this situation, it's important for employers to know what their obligations are, and to be aware of some of the challenges that can arise. So, let's take a look at when police are or may need to be called in and what should happen once they are. WHAT MATTERS REQUIRE THE POLICE? Generally speaking, any allegation of a serious or potentially criminal nature necessitates the…See More
Sep 25
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Elder Abuse in Care

The most vulnerable members of our society are generally those with disabilities, the very young and the elderly. People who are vulnerable are at greater risk of being abused or otherwise mistreated, especially in residential care facilities. This is currently being made distressingly clear at the aged care Royal Commission. We discuss what elder abuse in care looks like, how it can occur and what factors can make an impact on the investigation of alleged abuse.WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE? "Elder…See More
Sep 19
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Elder Abuse in Care

The most vulnerable members of our society are generally those with disabilities, the very young and the elderly. People who are vulnerable are at greater risk of being abused or otherwise mistreated, especially in residential care facilities. This is currently being made distressingly clear at the aged care Royal Commission. We discuss what elder abuse in care looks like, how it can occur and what factors can make an impact on the investigation of alleged abuse.WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE? "Elder…See More
Sep 18
Rachel Matheson liked Vince Scopelliti's blog post How to Move Forward After a Workplace Investigation
Sep 16
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

How to Move Forward After a Workplace Investigation

A workplace investigation can be a traumatic and emotional event for everyone involved. Let's take a look at how an organisation can move forward after a workplace investigation, regardless of whether the complaint has been upheld or if any disciplinary action has been taken. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN INVESTIGATION IS CONCLUDED? After the investigative process has finished it is important for all parties involved to be updated on the outcome. This includes the complainant, the accused and…See More
Sep 11
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

How to Move Forward After a Workplace Investigation

A workplace investigation can be a traumatic and emotional event for everyone involved. Let's take a look at how an organisation can move forward after a workplace investigation, regardless of whether the complaint has been upheld or if any disciplinary action has been taken. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN INVESTIGATION IS CONCLUDED? After the investigative process has finished it is important for all parties involved to be updated on the outcome. This includes the complainant, the accused and…See More
Sep 11

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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

Audio Recording or Written Statements?

Posted on November 7, 2019 at 16:45 0 Comments

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…

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When a Pre-Determined View Leads to an Unfair Investigation

Posted on October 31, 2019 at 15:16 0 Comments

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…

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How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 17:00 0 Comments

Unfortunately, dealing with allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue for many employers. Sexual harassment can take many forms, and cases are rarely "open and shut".

Once allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct have been made, they must be appropriately investigated and dealt with. However, prevention is always better than cure.

Let's take a look at employer…

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Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 13:48 0 Comments

Employers understand that it is their responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Yet unlike physical health safety concerns and hazards such as lifting, tripping, sun exposure and dust reduction, many employers find themselves uncertain about how to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.

The first and most powerful antidote to this uncertainty is becoming informed. For business owners and managers,…

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