Workplace investigations can be awkward, or scary, or at the very least disruptive and inconvenient.
Investigation meetings themselves can be challenging, recording and evaluating findings and drawing clear conclusions can be complicated, and there are lots of tactics that individuals can use to frustrate the process.
So typically managers try to avoid disciplinary and grievance investigations, or put them off, which isn’t a good option. Delay often makes matters worse, and can leave you open to challenge.
The statutory framework and guidance, and most organisations’ own policies aren’t much help.
It’s the practical and human aspects of an investigation where the challenges lie and you won’t find those in the policies.
‘Hold an investigation meeting’ seems pretty clear. But how do you open and close the meeting? What questions do you ask? What if someone becomes angry or tearful or gives no comment responses? What if they raise a counter grievance during the meeting? Or record the meeting without your consent?
The workshop is delivered by one of our HR Consultants based on their own extensive experience of conducting investigations, and so they can answer all your practical questions.
They’ll share their experiences and insights and give you the skills and confidence you need to carry out effective investigations yourself. It’s fun and highly interactive, and includes skills practice through group exercises, role plays, trainer-led discussions and case studies.
Line Managers and HR Professionals.
Tuesday 28th January 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm
TrainTogether Training Suite, 128a High Street, Holywood BT18 9HW
£295 ex VAT, including lunch and refreshments