Conducting Investigations

Conducting investigations training, Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

Overview

Many situations in the workplace can give rise to an investigation. The investigating manager’s role is vital not only to decide if formal action may be appropriate but also a poor investigation can leave employers vulnerable to a claim for unfair dismissal. This course will leave you feeling confident for when the time comes to undertake a comprehensive, legal and fair investigation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise when an investigation is necessary
  • List the steps needed to conduct an effective investigation and stay within the law
  • Use questioning and listening skills to get the information you need
  • Handle difficult meetings and people
  • Produce an investigation report
  • Recognise the instances where suspension is required and how to do it

Course Content

This course will include the following:

  • How to decide when an internal investigation is necessary and what it should consist of
  • How to decide who should conduct an investigation
  • How to produce an investigation plan and manage the investigation process
  • The role of suspension and investigations
  • Listening and questioning skills to use during an investigation
  • How to manage difficult witnesses and maintain confidentiality
  • How to produce an investigation report and present findings
  • How to ensure that the information you record and retain is appropriate in the event of an employment tribunal

Resources Included

We will provide you with our bang-up-to-date template pack. Prepared by the experts from Loates HR Training & Loates HR Consultancy, these fully editable Microsoft Office documents will save you hours of research and typing pain once you return to your workplace:

  • Investigation report template
  • Witness statement template
  • Agenda for conducting an investigation meeting
  • Invitation to a disciplinary hearing following an investigation

Upcoming Open Courses

In-House Courses

We can also deliver this course on-demand should you wish us to run a session reserved entirely for your company. For such dedicated sessions we offer flexible delivery location, minor content customisation, and discounted delegate rates. Alternatively we can combine content from this course with that from others to create a hybrid course, or design an entirely bespoke course to suit the needs of your company. We can also provide programmes of multiple courses. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss any of these options.

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