Alex Salmond – The story that could have been the biggest of the year

By |2020-03-31T08:32:59+00:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Alex Salmond - The story that could have been the biggest of the year (Ack to The Times and others) If we weren't in the midst of the biggest crisis in living memory, we would have been bombarded about the Alex Salmond case. After being acquitted of all charges against him, Salmond is now considering legal action against claims made against him by the media. In a further twist to the tale, it has been reported that Salmond's QC, Gordon Jackson, has referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints commission over remarks he is alleged to have made on a train on [...]

Covid 19. Attitude and Behaviour – Betaris Box

By |2020-03-28T18:04:00+00:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Professional Development, Uncategorized|

Covid 19. Attitude and Behaviour - Betaris Box Never has a psychological learning model been so appropriate than in the extraordinary times the world now faces and whether Betaris is a person or place remains debatable. But what has Betaris got to do with the Covid 19 pandemic? What isn't debatable is that once you grasp the principles of this model and moderate your attitudes and behaviours accordingly, the impact on your life and those around you has the potential to be life-changing. That MY attitude and behaviour has potential to impact and reflect itself and effect YOUR attitude and behaviour [...]

Business as (un)usual – Our online solution for workplace discipline investigations and virtual investigation meetings

By |2020-03-26T18:16:12+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Seminars and Workshops, Sport, Training, Uncategorized, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Business as (un)usual - Our online solution for workplace discipline investigations and virtual investigation meetings. It is a sad reality that even in times of catastrophic crisis there remains a demand to conduct workplace investigations. If anything it is even more vital that they are conducted with skill, sensitivity, and empathy, the crisis faced by all is challenging enough without added strains of inconsiderate and insensitive  investigation. It is equally critical that investigations already underway or awaiting outcomes are not neglected or overlooked, adding additional strain on those involved; long-term well-being and mental health must remain central to decision-making. Business continuity, [...]

Reporting serious sexual misconduct – crucial advice for students AND staff.

By |2020-03-12T13:39:38+00:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Professional Development, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Reviewing the advice published by McAllister Olivarius and The 1752 Group a simple and obvious measure to improve service delivery to victims of sexual misconduct that might amount to a criminal offence came to mind and I can't believe we didn't think of it before. Maybe because sometimes you're so professionally absorbed that you need to take a step back to see the woods for the trees! If YOU decide to report such an incident to your institution and YOU decide that you want it investigated by them under their discipline code insist that the interviewer has a specialist qualification in [...]

Save the Children ‘let down’ staff and public over sexual misconduct claims

By |2020-03-11T09:49:49+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

On Thursday 5th March 2020 a fiercely critical report was released in respect of how Save the Children let down its staff by its poor handling of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. The Charity Commission found that there were weaknesses in the workplace culture, that complainants were let down by the charity, the handling of investigations found to be grossly inadequate and that the management had a corrosive impact on the workforce. In other findings: When staff raised issues against the charity’s CEO in recent years, the management failed to follow their own processes and procedures Complaints were ignored or even [...]