Internal Investigations Basics: Tips for conducting compliant, effective investigations

Course Description:

For both practical and legal reasons, internal investigations are increasingly becoming an important part of business culture. Those who conduct internal investigations on behalf of their organizations must be aware of the importance of following through with conducting, timely, effective and compliant internal investigations when warranted, as well as the best practices for conducting those investigations.

Properly conducted internal investigations can facilitate prompt conflict resolution and potentially reduce the likelihood of litigation. Properly conducted internal investigations can also provide important evidence in the event litigation does arise. In contrast, poorly conducted internal investigations can create bad evidence


Why Should You Attend?

This informative webinar training session provides an overview of the primary employment laws that are likely to come into play when the need for an internal investigation arises, and is designed to provide attendees with practical suggestions for planning and conducting effective internal investigations in the workplace.


Areas Covered in the Webinar:

• Brief overview of related employment laws

• The role the internal investigation, notes and reports in employment litigation

• Strategies for planning and conducting internal investigations

• The complaint intake process – how it is structured • Determining who should conduct the investigation

• Creating an investigation action plan

• Formulating interview questions and conducting interviews

• Confidentiality considerations

• Implementing remedial measures during the investigation process

• Role of legal counsel

• What to do when the interviews are finished

• Analyzing the evidence and developing response

• Preparing internal investigation reports

• Providing feedback to the complaining party

• Tips for avoiding retaliation accusations/claims


Who Will Benefit:

• HR managers

• HR directors

• HR assistants

• HR business partners

• HR coordinators

• HR consultants

• Business owners

• Risk management professionals

• Employee relations professionals

Our Speaker

Mary Gormandy White

Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR is managing director of MTI Business Solutions a leading Gulf Coast corporate training/talent development firm working with clients throughout the U.S. as an Everything DiSC and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner. She specializes in training, assessment and consulting services focused on building better workplaces through developing skills related to HR, management, leadership, workplace relationships, communication, team building customer service and more. Mary holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and her certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Everything DiSC Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator. Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, instructional design and more. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings nationwide.
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