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Overview

Missteps in handling sensitive employee issues could result in your organization writing a check with a lot of zeros on it.  How companies investigate potential misconduct can affect the company’s reputation as well as its bottom line.  Cultural and generational diversity is changing the landscape of the US workforce. That diversity can become fuel for all types of litigation. Understanding how to effectively conduct workplace investigations can greatly reduce the chances of your organization being sued.

Why should you Attend

Participants will receive information and practical advice on how to handle an investigation effectively.  Participants will be better prepared to determine what circumstances prompted the investigation, the importance of dealing with problems early, enforcement of company policies, knowing the right questions to ask and steps to take to protect your company from future lawsuits.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • What prompts a workplace investigation?
  • Various types of complaints
  • Steps to take to ensure a successful investigation
  • Conducting investigations
  • Documentation chain of custody
  • Legal obligations in conducting internal investigations
  • Reviewing the complaint
  • Gathering evidence
  • Conducting effective witness interviews
  • Gathering testimonial evidence
  • Preparing and writing an investigative report
  • Preparation for meeting with decision makers
  • Concluding the investigation
  • Handling post-investigation issues

Who Will Benefit

  • Senior Leadership
  • Human Resources Managers & Supervisors
  • Line Managers & Supervisors
  • Compliance Professionals

Speaker Profile

Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting LLC, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane's background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane found Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016.

Under Diane's leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on a wide-variety of HR topics for training firms across the country. Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHR-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM certification.

Diane is a member of the National association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.