How do you begin an investigation? Then, how do you begin the interview? What questions do you ask? How do you know when you have all the accurate facts? What do you tell (or not) to a witness? How do you determine that all witnesses have been forthcoming? Alternatively, have not purposefully been given misrepresentations of the facts?
If you are talking to someone to find out what they know, that you do not – how would you know what information if any that a witness distorted, left out or used to misinform purposefully? How is an investigator to know the difference between someone’s inaccurate recollections vs. purposeful misrepresentation? How do you end an investigation? What do you tell (or not tell) employees? How do you know what to write in the report or keep the files?
From fact-finding to writing reports, at the end of this webinar you will be a more confident investigator.
Why You Should Attend:
From fact-finding to writing reports, this webinar will cover dos and don’ts of conducting workplace investigations.
Employers conduct investigations for a variety of reasons; employee complaints, allegations of misconduct, losses of various types. The shared primary purpose of these investigations is the same – to find out the facts of a situation to determine a course of action to take – or not to take.
In these investigations, employers often depend heavily upon employee’s recollections. Most employees will do their best to be forthcoming, and recount truthful and factual information to the best of their abilities. Some employees will not, some going so far as to do the opposite of being truthful.
An investigator also needs to know how to write a good case report. Because just as a good investigation defends the actions an employer took (or not), the report reflects and supports the company’s decision-making (or not.)
- Taking complaints.
- Investigatory best practice policies, procedures and protocols to have in place.
- Interviewing witnesses, including uncooperative or angry ones.
- How to handle physical, testimonial and documentary evidence.
- Best practices in writing investigative reports.
- Preventing and handling retaliation and interference.
- Indicators of professional investigations.
- Anyone who has to do investigations, fact findings, or solve employee relations problems and disputes
- Human Resources Managers
- Plant Managers
- Front Line Managers
- Business Owners
- Branch Managers
- Those with Employee Relations Positions