- 31 Aug 2021 Online
Being able to carry out a thorough investigation is an essential skill for managers. A defective investigation will render most dismissals unfair and increase the risks associated with discrimination claims.
A careful and thorough investigation into grievances, harassment complaints, disciplinary and capability issues is central to managing financial and reputational risk and is the foundation to defend any resultant tribunal claim.
Employers wishing to reduce risk, create and maintain a positive workplace culture and foster confidence in management need to have experienced and trained manager investigators available at short notice to conduct workplace investigations as the need arises. Employment tribunals expect employers to show that they have undertaken a fair and thorough investigation of complaints. This investigation can be time-consuming and complicated. However, if carried out early and correctly, an investigation should contain a problem and minimise distraction from the business.
This course provides an understanding of the legal and best practice requirements necessary to conduct an investigation and the skills required by the investigators. Delegates will learn about a process approach to the handling of investigations.
Who Should Attend
The course will be crucial for all HR Managers and Professionals who would like to hone their investigation skills. As well as Managing Directors who would like to familiarise themselves with the process.
Benefits of Attending
- Organizing and conducting an efficient and effective investigation
- Getting the most (and best) information out of the witnesses
- Collecting, using and assessing evidence
- Writing the report and concluding the investigation
Pam Jackson, PhD is a corporate trainer, consultant, and coach.
She is an experienced behavioral economist, with 15 years working for the United States Congress managing and training personnel, developing and improving performance, and managing human resources issues. Working as a coach and consultant in the UAE, UK and Europe, Dr. Jackson is effective in accomplishing powerful results for diverse groups of participants. A dynamic and engaging speaker, she empowers participants in their own learning experience, and in their workplaces --- becoming the kind of people who contribute to the growth of the enterprise in productive and transformational ways.
Possessing a unique skill set as a keen and critical thinker, expert and courageous communicator, and disciplined administrator, Dr. Jackson is also trained and certified as a healthcare quality professional and performance management improvement specialist and has delivered courses and coaching to organizations both large and small to expand their capacity to have high achieving employees that are productive.
In her career both in USA and UAE, Dr. Jackson led the strategic management and delivery of corporate human resources programs and has handled many complex and sensitive employee relations matters, including with unionized workers and federal law compliance, involving complex and highly sensitive casework arising through alleged hostile work environment, discrimination, poor performance, and misconduct. This work involved all levels of management, from the Executive and C Suite Directors right down to administrative and temporary staff. Pam’s diverse experience in conducting workplace investigations includes disciplinary, grievance and occupational performance contexts.
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