Workplace Investigations

Simpson Consulting offers two course options for training your people in how to undertake compliant and effective workplace investigations. If you are unsure as to which option would suit your business, please contact us for a no obligation chat.

Investigations File

Workplace Investigations – Fundamentals (1 day)

Course Overview

In this one day workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the key principles of conducting  a workplace investigation with a focus on unlawful discrimination, harassment and bullying complaints.

The course modules include:

  • Introduction to workplace investigations
  • Legislative & policy framework
  • Planning an investigation
  • Principles of evidence
  • Analysing evidence & making findings

Participants

The course is suitable for human resource practitioners and frontline managers who may need to undertake workplace investigations.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this workshop participants should:

  • Explain the role of an investigation within your legal and policy framework
  • Recognise when a conflict of interest arises
  • Conduct preliminary interviews with complainants and obtain statements of complaint using the PEACE model of interviewing
  • Identify a range of sources of evidence including digital formats
  • Develop an investigation plan
  • Draft letters of allegation that meet legal requirements
  • Evaluate evidence gathered in an investigation

Course format

Course format is inclusive of facilitator-led discussion, individual and group activities, skills practice, templates and resources.

Duration: 1 day

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Undertaking Investigations – advanced (2 Day)

The core objective of this two day workshop is to build on participants’ existing knowledge and skills (from workplace experience with investigations or from undertaking our Workplace Investigations – Fundamentals workshop) and to further develop investigation skills. This workshop will cover similar modules to our fundamentals one day course but in more in-depth detail and analysis.

The course modules include:

  • Identifying and avoiding common investigation pitfalls
  • Planning a workplace investigation
  • Gathering ‘best evidence’
  • Planning and undertaking effective interviews
  • Drafting allegations
  • Analysing evidence and making findings
  • Report writing

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this workshop participants should:

  • Explain the role of an investigation within your legal and policy framework
  • Recognise when a conflict of interest arises
  • Conduct preliminary interviews with complainants and obtain statements of complaint using the PEACE model of interviewing
  • Identify a range of sources of evidence including digital formats
  • Develop an investigation plan
  • Draft letters of allegation that meet legal requirements
  • Evaluate evidence gathered in an investigation and making findings
  • Drafting an investigation report and recommendations (if applicable)

Participants

The course is suitable for human resource practitioners wanting to refresh or expand on their existing knowledge and skills in workplace investigations and frontline managers who may need to undertake workplace investigations.

Course format

Course format is inclusive of facilitator-led discussion, individual and group activities, skills practice, templates and resources.

Duration: 2 days

Contact us today for more information