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Conducting Investigations


Overview

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Business need

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 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 valuable understanding of what the law requires and will learn key skills in the investigation processes, such as analysis and report writing.

Suitable For

HR and personnel professionals, line-managers, supervisors, heads of department, Monitoring Officers, Company Secretaries, employee representatives and legal practitioners.

Programme


  • The legal background and burdens of proof
  • Purpose and stages of disciplinary procedures
  • The responsibilities of the employer
  • The rights of the employee
  • The stages of an investigation
  • Listening and questioning techniques
  • The role of suspension
  • Case for dismissal
  • Writing the report and presenting findings

Why Acas?

Acas offers comprehensive, authoritative and affordable training you can trust.

We are at the forefront of developing and improving Employment Relations, people management and HR practice in the workplace. We have been one of the leading experts in this field for over thirty five years and we work every day with organisations large and small. This unique experience brings valuable insight to our training and good practice events.

Our expert-led training sessions are designed to enable discussion and interaction and our comprehensive range of advice and support services ensure you get additional back-up for your workplace if you need it.


What our delegates say about our training:



"I was a little sceptical at first as the course I booked was described as "an in-depth course into disciplinary investigations", in just one day? but I was soon proved wrong. The course was presented in a relaxed but efficient way. Case studies used were excellent examples and the trainer was always more than willing to give help and advice on our own particular experiences. All in all it was worth every penny and the knowledge gained was far more than I had expected. I would recommend any manager, supervisor or HR personnel to attend this course in this day and age of employment and disciplinary procedural headaches."

Production Manager



Workplace training available:
If you have a larger group of staff to train Acas can also tailor training for delivery in your workplace. To find out more: Contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150.


Venue Acas Newcastle   Map (opens in new window)   Date 23/01/2018    Time 09:30 - 16:30   
Price £245.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email events@acas.org.uk if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.