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Gender Equality: How to Create a Win-Win in the Workplace

It can seem unbelievable that gender inequality persists in Australian workplaces in 2019. As well as the obvious human rights issues, some employers and managers fail to comprehend that a lack of gender equality can have measurable negative consequences for the organisation as a whole. Let's examine some of the alarming statistics around the situation for women in the workplace, the benefits of championing gender equality, and some of the more positive approaches that can be taken by…See More
Thursday
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Gender Equality: How to Create a Win-Win in the Workplace

It can seem unbelievable that gender inequality persists in Australian workplaces in 2019. As well as the obvious human rights issues, some employers and managers fail to comprehend that a lack of gender equality can have measurable negative consequences for the organisation as a whole. Let's examine some of the alarming statistics around the situation for women in the workplace, the benefits of championing gender equality, and some of the more positive approaches that can be taken by…See More
Wednesday
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Signed Statements vs Affidavits in Workplace Investigations

When conducting a workplace investigation, it is important that supporting evidence is collected in order to ensure that any decisions can be backed up, particularly in the event of legal proceedings.We examine the merits of recording evidence in a signed statement versus an affidavit.WHAT IS A SIGNED STATEMENT?  The nature of a signed statement is fairly self-explanatory: this is a document where somebody records information they wish to present.Unlike an affidavit, it does not necessarily…See More
Mar 7
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Signed Statements vs Affidavits in Workplace Investigations

When conducting a workplace investigation, it is important that supporting evidence is collected in order to ensure that any decisions can be backed up, particularly in the event of legal proceedings.We examine the merits of recording evidence in a signed statement versus an affidavit.WHAT IS A SIGNED STATEMENT?  The nature of a signed statement is fairly self-explanatory: this is a document where somebody records information they wish to present.Unlike an affidavit, it does not necessarily…See More
Mar 6
2 blog posts by Vince Scopelliti were featured
Feb 27
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Bringing an Employee Back from Suspension

It can seem as though the difficult part of a workplace investigation is dealt with by undergoing the investigative process, and making a decision as to how to deal with the employee. But the aftermath of an investigation, for example bringing an employee back into the workplace fold after a suspension, can be equally difficult. We examine what an employer should know, and do, in such a situation.WHAT IS A SUSPENSION?  Employers have the power to suspend staff from their usual workplace duties…See More
Feb 27
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Briginshaw Applied: Weighing Up The Evidence

For those involved in workplace investigations, one court case seems to be of central importance - Briginshaw v Briginshaw. Interestingly, this 1938 case is actually about alleged adultery in the context of divorce! So the question immediately arises - why do the concepts in Briginshaw seem to hold sway in the context of workplace investigations? In a nutshell, the Briginshaw principle acknowledges that…See More
Feb 13
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Briginshaw Applied: Weighing Up The Evidence

For those involved in workplace investigations, one court case seems to be of central importance - Briginshaw v Briginshaw. Interestingly, this 1938 case is actually about alleged adultery in the context of divorce! So the question immediately arises - why do the concepts in Briginshaw seem to hold sway in the context of workplace investigations? In a nutshell, the Briginshaw principle acknowledges that…See More
Feb 13
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Why Counter Allegations Must Be Investigated

In the usual course of workplace investigations, it is often one person's word against another's. This is particularly the case when a serious allegation such as sexual misconduct has been made, and there are unlikely to be any witnesses to the event. When a serious allegation has been made, often the 'accused' then makes their own claims against the accuser, resulting in cross and counter-allegations.THE DIFFICULTY THIS CAUSES FOR INVESTIGATORSOccasionally, counter allegations are made…See More
Feb 6
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Why Counter Allegations Must Be Investigated

In the usual course of workplace investigations, it is often one person's word against another's. This is particularly the case when a serious allegation such as sexual misconduct has been made, and there are unlikely to be any witnesses to the event. When a serious allegation has been made, often the 'accused' then makes their own claims against the accuser, resulting in cross and counter-allegations.THE DIFFICULTY THIS CAUSES FOR INVESTIGATORSOccasionally, counter allegations are made…See More
Feb 6
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Learning HR Lessons from Real World Cases

In recent years, there have been a number of cases heard in the Fair Work Commission and the courts which have resulted in important practical outcomes and learnings for employers, particularly in the area of workplace bullying. Let's take a look at some of these seminal cases.VOLUNTEERS CAN PURSUE BULLYING CLAIMSThe decision in …See More
Jan 31
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Learning HR Lessons from Real World Cases

In recent years, there have been a number of cases heard in the Fair Work Commission and the courts which have resulted in important practical outcomes and learnings for employers, particularly in the area of workplace bullying. Let's take a look at some of these seminal cases.VOLUNTEERS CAN PURSUE BULLYING CLAIMSThe decision in …See More
Jan 30
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Addressing Post-Investigation Workplace Culture

Workplace investigations may cause disruption and even animosity in the workplace. An incident occurred and a workplace investigator must attempt to get to the heart of the problem. Once the investigation is over, there will inevitably be fallout in the workplace, which any employer would be well advised to address actively. We examine the pitfalls facing managers after a workplace investigation, and the best methods for getting the organisation on track once again.DEALING WITH THE FALLOUTIt is…See More
Jan 29
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Addressing Post-Investigation Workplace Culture

Workplace investigations may cause disruption and even animosity in the workplace. An incident occurred and a workplace investigator must attempt to get to the heart of the problem. Once the investigation is over, there will inevitably be fallout in the workplace, which any employer would be well advised to address actively. We examine the pitfalls facing managers after a workplace investigation, and the best methods for getting the organisation on track once again.DEALING WITH THE FALLOUTIt is…See More
Jan 23
2 blog posts by Vince Scopelliti were featured
Jan 22
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Putting the 'Reasonable Person' to the Test

When determining what led to a certain set of events or making an important decision, it is essential for investigators and decision makers to have regard to an objective standard. In trying to get to the bottom of a situation or establishing an appropriate course of action, relying on the 'reasonable person' ensures that a broader perspective is taken. We look at exactly what this involves and how it can assist in achieving a fair and balanced outcome.  WHAT IS THE REASONABLE PERSON TEST?In…See More
Jan 18

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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

Gender Equality: How to Create a Win-Win in the Workplace

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 14:00 0 Comments

It can seem unbelievable that gender inequality persists in Australian workplaces in 2019. As well as the obvious human rights issues, some employers and managers fail to comprehend that a lack of gender equality can have measurable negative consequences for the organisation as a whole. 

Let's examine some of the alarming statistics around the situation for women in the workplace, the benefits of championing gender…

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Signed Statements vs Affidavits in Workplace Investigations

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 16:24 0 Comments

When conducting a workplace investigation, it is important that supporting evidence is collected in order to ensure that any decisions can be backed up, particularly in the event of legal proceedings.

We examine the merits of recording evidence in a signed statement versus an affidavit.

WHAT IS A SIGNED STATEMENT?  …

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Bringing an Employee Back from Suspension

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 10:09 0 Comments

It can seem as though the difficult part of a workplace investigation is dealt with by undergoing the investigative process, and making a decision as to how to deal with the employee. But the aftermath of an investigation, for example bringing an employee back into the workplace fold after a suspension, can be equally difficult. 

We examine what an employer should know, and do, in such a situation.…

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When to Suspend an Employee During an Investigation

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 8:30 0 Comments

One of the most difficult aspects of a workplace investigation is the moment when the investigator or employer realises the immediate suspension of an employee is required. 

We examine the warning signs that a suspension might be necessary, as well as the best way to handle this complex eventuality.

THE WHAT AND WHY OF SUSPENSION

Most investigations…

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