Our expert team of workplace investigators, legal advisors, organisational psychologists and industrial mediators has decades of combined experience having worked in a wide range of government and private sector environments. We use a collaborative approach to ensure the investigation of your case benefits from a cross section of disciplines, also drawing from your in-depth knowledge of your organisation and the people that work within it.
5 No-No's for Workplace Investigations
This episode covers some of the absolute no-no's when conducting your own workplace bullying investigations internally.
Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
Communications and mediation expert Tess Brook, Director of 1st Call Consulting, takes us through what to do when we need to have difficult conversations with our colleagues or the people we manage. We talk about how to plan our approach, get in the right head space, work out what to say and how to say it and planning our exit strategy in case the conversation is becoming unproductive.
Tess also tells us all about her course titled - Confident Conversations. Synergy Podcast listeners can get 20% off the course price by going to https://confidentconversations.guru/ and quoting this code: SI20
Fighting Workplace Bullying with Martial Arts
This episode, Natalie talks with marshal arts trainer and workplace bullying prevention expert Brett Welland from AMAYDA. Brett explains why the AMAYDA bullying prevention program has had huge success in both schools and workplaces across Australia and together he and Natalie discuss how the principles of martial arts can be applied to building an environment of resilience, as well as countering and discouraging workplace bullies.
For more information about the AMAYDA bullying prevention program, check out their website here:
And don't forget to check out the Synergy Workplace Investigations website to keep up to date with all the developments and goings on in the world of Workplace Investigations:
Synergy Workplace Investigations discusses constructive dismissal and how it can become relevant in relation to handling workplace complaints.
Managing Workplace Conflict
In this episode, we talk to business coach and conflict resolution expert Dr Ellen Balke about ways for Human Resources professionals and managers to deal with workers in conflict.
The following topics are covered:
4.20: Initial steps for conflict resolution.
15.20: How to get the warring parties to accept responsibility for their part in the conflict.
20.00: How to deal with personality disorders and passive aggressive behaviour.
27.15: Early signs that conflict is brewing.
27.45: Getting your workplace culture right.
29.40: Supporting managers to better manage conflict situations.
32.18: Getting to the root of the conflict and calling the behaviour for what it is.
Synergy - Managing Small Business
What does speed dating, good hydration, superheros and worm farming have to do with Human Resource Management? Find out in our latest HR Advice Podcast.
We chat with our good friends Liz and AJ Bryant, owners of the Sunshine Coast’s National First Aid Training Institute. These two have a definite flair for managing people. They kindly share some of the innovative ideas that have helped turn their workers into fans of the business.