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Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

  • By: Sheila Eason
  • Recorded Session
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Training Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Webinar Details

OVERVIEW

Harassment claims may cost your company a great deal from lost productivity to diminished employee morale to disrupting teamwork and cooperation among employees. It may also cost your company dearly in terms of a tarnished company reputation, the inability to attract and retain talent and negatively impact the bottom line. Failure to properly investigate claims of discrimination and harassment or other forms of misconduct will also not bode well for your company. 

During this webinar, participants will learn how to conduct thorough, fair and impartial investigations into employee complaints and allegations of misconduct. You will receive crucial information you need to protect your company from legal consequences and reduce business risk going forward.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

You will learn the practical skills necessary to conduct through, fair and impartial investigations into employee complaints and allegations of misconduct. You will learn how to: interview witnesses, ask the right questions, obtain relevant evidence, and determine the outcome of an investigation. You will also learn how to prepare and utilize all of the necessary documentation during the investigative process.

AREA COVERED

  • Workplace investigations
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Discover the most common scenarios that trigger a workplace investigation
  • Understand federal laws that require an investigation
  • Learn the proper steps and procedures for conducting a workplace investigation
  • Discuss the elements of a good investigation
  • Best practices for conducting internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct in a virtual environment
  • Handling technological issues and addressing privacy concerns in a virtual environment
  • Discover the most common scenarios that trigger a workplace investigation
  • Discover how to determine the outcome of an investigation
  • Steps for finalizing an investigation

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Human Resource professionals
  • CEOs, Business Leaders, Managers, Supervisors
  • Anyone responsible for conducting investigations in the workplace

SPEAKER PROFILE

Sheila Eason

Sheila Eason is founder and CEO of Elevate People Solutions, LLC, a leadership, personal and professional development consultancy. She provides workshops and training in the areas of leadership and personal development, and diversity and inclusion. Her areas of expertise include developing and implementing HR and D&I strategies, training and development, strategic planning, executive coaching, and leadership development. Her clients include small businesses and non-profits, government agencies, universities and healthcare organizations. Sheila is a thoughtful, creative Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) leader with more than 25 years of successful experience in helping organizations leverage its human capital to its maximum potential and foster an environment where all employees feel valued and included. Throughout her career, Sheila has enhanced her skills as an HR professional and DE&I leader through roles of progressive responsibility held in industries such as healthcare, market research, retail, consulting, and higher education. Prior to founding Elevate People Solutions, LLC, she held several HR Executive Leadership positions. She is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach with the John Maxwell Team. As a speaker and trainer, Sheila consistently delivers interactive and educational experiences to her audiences in order to Elevate their thinking and skills and develop transformational leaders. As a coach, she is aimed at creating awareness, generating action, and facilitating learning and growth in her clients. Sheila holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Bowling Green State University. She possesses SHRM-SCP certification through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and maintains SPHR certification through Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Sheila serves on the Board of the Directions Credit Union. She is Past President of the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association and is the current Diversity Chair. She also volunteers for several organizations in her local community.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

You will learn the practical skills necessary to conduct through, fair and impartial investigations into employee complaints and allegations of misconduct. You will learn how to: interview witnesses, ask the right questions, obtain relevant evidence, and determine the outcome of an investigation. You will also learn how to prepare and utilize all of the necessary documentation during the investigative process.

AREA COVERED

  • Workplace investigations
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Discover the most common scenarios that trigger a workplace investigation
  • Understand federal laws that require an investigation
  • Learn the proper steps and procedures for conducting a workplace investigation
  • Discuss the elements of a good investigation
  • Best practices for conducting internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct in a virtual environment
  • Handling technological issues and addressing privacy concerns in a virtual environment
  • Discover the most common scenarios that trigger a workplace investigation
  • Discover how to determine the outcome of an investigation
  • Steps for finalizing an investigation

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Human Resource professionals
  • CEOs, Business Leaders, Managers, Supervisors
  • Anyone responsible for conducting investigations in the workplace

SPEAKER PROFILE

Sheila Eason

Sheila Eason is founder and CEO of Elevate People Solutions, LLC, a leadership, personal and professional development consultancy. She provides workshops and training in the areas of leadership and personal development, and diversity and inclusion. Her areas of expertise include developing and implementing HR and D&I strategies, training and development, strategic planning, executive coaching, and leadership development. Her clients include small businesses and non-profits, government agencies, universities and healthcare organizations. Sheila is a thoughtful, creative Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) leader with more than 25 years of successful experience in helping organizations leverage its human capital to its maximum potential and foster an environment where all employees feel valued and included. Throughout her career, Sheila has enhanced her skills as an HR professional and DE&I leader through roles of progressive responsibility held in industries such as healthcare, market research, retail, consulting, and higher education. Prior to founding Elevate People Solutions, LLC, she held several HR Executive Leadership positions. She is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach with the John Maxwell Team. As a speaker and trainer, Sheila consistently delivers interactive and educational experiences to her audiences in order to Elevate their thinking and skills and develop transformational leaders. As a coach, she is aimed at creating awareness, generating action, and facilitating learning and growth in her clients. Sheila holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Bowling Green State University. She possesses SHRM-SCP certification through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and maintains SPHR certification through Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Sheila serves on the Board of the Directions Credit Union. She is Past President of the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association and is the current Diversity Chair. She also volunteers for several organizations in her local community.