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Investigating Officers for HR Procedures
Professional Knowledge and Business Skills
About this course:
There are many reasons for holding an internal investigation in the workplace.
Investigations are held to clarify and establish the facts of an individual case and to assist in a decision as to whether there are grounds to call a disciplinary hearing or dismiss a member of staff.
Employers could be held liable if a poor investigation leads to an unfair dismissal.
This 2-day course covers key techniques, procedures, and checklists to help ensure that you are considering all the critical factors, and that you undertake the process in a fair and un-biased manner.
Delegates will develop a valuable understanding of what the law requires and will learn the key skills to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation.
This will include identifying what investigation processes should cover, effective interviewing of witnesses, gathering and analysis of evidence, report writing and presenting findings.
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING - THIS IS A TWO DAY COURSE AND YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ON BOTH DATES (5.07.2023 AND 6.07.23).
During this session you will have the opportunity to:.
- Understand why the University of Exeter requires Investigating Officers.
- Describe the legal background and burden of proof needed in employment investigations.
- List the skills and qualities needed for an investigator.
- Explain the steps you need to take to investigate effectively and put this into practice.
- State how to weigh up evidence and write a report.
Who should attend this course:
This opportunity is open to staff in any academic or professional services job family at grade F or above.
We are keen to broaden the diversity of our Investigating Officer team and would particularly welcome interest from groups currently under-represented within our working community.
Paul Gronow, ACAS, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
Before the course:
No pre-work required.
By attending the course all delegates will be required to complete a report writing exercise at the end of the training, within four weeks of completing the course.
Learning Provider: This course is administered by People Development; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.