One of the core HR functions is investigating employee misconduct. We investigate harassment, employee misconduct, and even poor bathroom habits. So, what’s the best way to conduct an investigation? How do we determine who to interview? What technology should we review? Can we tell people to keep quiet about an investigation? Hear from an experienced investigator on what makes a good investigation, when to find someone else to do the investigation, and what to do after an investigation.
1. Learn basic investigation techniques and strategies
2. Understand compliance concerns in investigations
3. Develop planning for future investigations
Kate Bischoff is an overly enthusiastic, sarcastic, and opinionated management-side employment attorney and human resources professional. She works closely with management, HR folk, and technology companies to improve organizations and make it easier to recruit and retain talent through having easy-to-understand policies, easy-to-use technology, and easy-to-explain compliance initiatives. Prior to starting her own business, Kate served as the HR Officer for Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia. Kate has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, National Public Radio, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law.