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Friday 9th March, 09:00 - 16:00
From only £149 + VAT : Full day of training, including lunch, template document pack, and optional post-course HR support.
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.
In an area where managers often feel underprepared and inexperienced, this workshop will leave you feeling confident for when the time comes to undertake a comprehensive, legal and fair investigation. We will discuss:
- 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
In this workshop we will complete a mock case study investigation where you will interview witnesses as part of a disciplinary investigation.
FREE document template pack included
Slash the time taken by your everyday HR tasks and guard against the risk of poorly drafted documents by using our bang-up-to-date template pack. Prepared by our HR experts and guaranteed to be compliant with current employment law. Provided free to all course delegates as fully editable Word document files, which will save you hours of research and typing pain.
- Investigation report template
- Witness statement template
- Agenda for conducting an investigation meeting
- Invitation to a disciplinary hearing following an investigation
Optional post-course HR support
The ‘course+support’ fee also includes up to 2 hours of email or phone support, valid for up to 6 months after your training.
On your return to the workplace, we’ll help you become confident in using your training to solve real world problems by providing you with a support hotline so that you have a sounding board to check your thinking until you’re fully up to speed. A team of 5 experienced and qualified HR consultants will be on-hand to help you.
FREE lunch & refreshments included
We’ve got some great local catering establishments nearby, so lunch from one of these is included in your course fee. And there will be tea, coffee, and cold drinks available on tap throughout the day.
We’re happy to do everything we can to accommodate any particular dietary or other requirements, so please let us know of these in advance.
No-quibble money-back guarantee
We’re so confident about the quality of our courses, and the business value that they provide, that we offer a no-quibble money-back guarantee. If you don’t think the training was worth it, we’ll give you your money back. No fuss, no debates, no arguments. Just ask. Simple as that.
Your trainer Sarah Loates is a highly qualified HR practitioner, with over 20 years of experience dealing with HR and employment law issues, within both owner managed SMEs and large multinational corporations. As well as delivering our own training, Sarah delivers CIPD courses, and has taught at degree and masters level at local universities. She also continues to provide client advice on more complex HR cases.
As a result, she is able to bring theory to life with numerous interesting real-world examples, and show you the best ways to effectively deal with the types of tricky HR and employment law issues that you’re actually likely to face in practice. And since Sarah is a current CIPD trainer, and has also taught at several local universities, she knows how to deliver engaging courses that fully involve participants through practical exercises, case studies, and Q&A sessions. No ‘death by PowerPoint’ here.
To ensure you receive maximum attention from our knowledgeable facilitators, this open course is limited to 6 delegates. And since you will be taught in small friendly groups in a relaxed environment, it also gives you the opportunity to network with like-minded business professionals from a variety of other industry backgrounds.
This course will take place in our in-house training room, at our Derby city centre offices.