Respectful workplaces facilitate relationships based on trust that builds healthy, challenging and productive conversations. It’s a strategic imperative.
Respectful workplaces foster healthy conversations where challenge is made to the what/why/when/how of work. Employees in respectful workplaces are better equipped for conversations that engender deep thinking, information processing and ‘conflict’ that allows them to navigate the ambiguous challenges and arrive at innovative and strategically aligned outcomes

Consolidation Conflict is a Positive Opportunity to Shape Future Culture

Change is challenging for most people, especially if they were not directly involved in decisions which may impact their jobs. Managing your people and workplace concerns during a period uncertainty is one of the most significant challenges to be faced by Leaders and HR practitioners. However, wide scale change is …

Supporting the respondent during a workplace investigation

PEEL’s message to clients to take care of respondents during investigations has been reinforced in a recent case considering a workplace harassment investigation. At a recent client breakfast, PEEL shared learnings from the 2016 International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment conference. We spoke about the importance of being mindful …

Can customer feedback via social media amount to bullying?

Organisations are increasingly utilising their social media platforms to encourage customer feedback. So what happens when the feedback provided is abusive, defamatory, demeaning or belittling? Can the employer be liable for bullying or harassment from customers? Under the Fair Work Act repeated unreasonable behaviour by an individual or group of …

Can Legal Privilege protect the confidentiality of an investigation report?

Who should have access to an Investigation Report and can ‘Legal Privilege’ protect the confidentiality of an investigation report? It is important to be mindful during a workplace investigation of who has access to the investigation report. We have been asked by many clients over the years for advice in …