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ENGAGEMENT & CULTURE

Investigations 'throw a grenade' into workplace conflicts

Investigations are often the first port of call in managing workplace conflict, but their effect is "like throwing a grenade" into a team, a specialist warns.

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BULLYING, HARASSMENT & MISCONDUCT
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Employer's response to high-level tension lacked requisite structure

A large employer failed to approach "high-level tension" with the appropriate level of structure for a conflict that went beyond reasonable management action, a commission has ruled. » more »

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, HIPOS & PRODUCTIVITY
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Best practice performance management is a retention tool, not exit 'weapon'

Slight changes in the wording used to describe performance management can make the difference between whether it's perceived as a "weapon" to exit poor performers, or a genuine attempt to develop and retain employees, Accenture's HR leader says. » more »

ENGAGEMENT & CULTURE
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Webcast: Uncovering workplace culture trouble spots

When signs of workplace misbehaviour arise, it's not always necessary or even advisable to launch straight into a formal investigation. In this webcast, a specialist explains why a culture audit is a good alternative, outlining what it is, the outcomes to expect, sample questions, and three case studies. » more »

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Class has biggest influence on inclusion; Frontline managers 'disempowered'; and more

Social class is the diversity demographic with the greatest impact on whether employees are included or excluded at work, new research suggests. Meanwhile frontline managers have been disempowered during the pandemic, and employees are feeling unrecognised and unsupported. » more »