Welcome to the new series! Although there are many books, white papers, seminars, etc. on the topic of conducting workplace investigations, these generally are learning tools to tech the process and the legal requirements behind the investigation. However, as any seasoned HR professional will tell you, there are things that can only be learned through the sharing of experience. Those things that come up daily for business owners and HR professionals that they just aren’t prepared for. Over the next couple of weeks, this blog will provide some insight to what happens in “real business” with tips on how to plan for the unexpected complaints and subsequent investigations. Here’s a partial list of what we will be covering. Be sure to sign up for email delivery so you don’t miss a post.
Confidentiality; Please don’t tell my Manager I told you.
When an employee says, “I don’t want you to do anything, I just thought you should know”.
Hygiene, bodily functions and other uncomfortable conversations.
Determining if and when an investigation is required.
Anonymous notification of wrongdoing. Is your company liable?
Planes, trains and automobiles. What really happens during business travel.
The investigation; When your witness won’t speak.
There’s much more to come. Please feel free to send your questions, comments and suggested topics. The Investig8tr is on the case!