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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
Thursday
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
Wednesday
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
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

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
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

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
Mar 14
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
Mar 13
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

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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

The Right Mix: Professionalism, Impartiality and Empathy

Posted on April 17, 2019 at 13:00 0 Comments

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…

Continue

Legal Professional Privilege and Workplace Investigations

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 11:29 0 Comments

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…

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When to Use an External Investigator

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 6:00 0 Comments

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.  …

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How to Take Action when Employees and Alcohol Mix

Posted on March 27, 2019 at 12:18 0 Comments

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…

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