HR Investigations: Conducting Workplace Misconduct Interviews

Instructor: Randy Harvey
Product ID: 700418
  • Duration: 60 Min

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Last Recorded Date: May-2013

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One of the most challenging tasks for any HR Professional or manager is investigating workplace misconduct. In this session participants will learn how to conduct such investigations & structure questions to get answers during the investigation process.


In this initial session participants will learn how to structure and deliver questions to get answers.

Why Should You Attend:

One of the most challenging tasks for any HR Professional or manager is investigating workplace misconduct. Yet 60% of the Fortune 500 Companies will experience fraud, inventory loss, embezzlement, and a host of other employee conceived acts of workplace misconduct during the next year. Getting answers from employees during investigatory interviews is always difficult, but it is easier when you use proven interview theory and applications. In this initial session participants will learn how to structure and deliver questions to get answers.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

How to structure employee misconduct interviews to get the answers you need

  • Investigation Framework Construction
    • Issue: Type of Misconduct
    • Witness Webbing
    • Investigation Grid
  • Preparation for and the Characteristics of a Good Interview
  • Facilitating Employee Communication Even When it is Against Their Interest
    • Communication Inhibitors
    • Communication Facilitators
  • Introductory Questioning Strategies
  • Information Gathering Questions
    • Questioning technique
    • Question Theme
    • Methods
    • Dealing with Tough Customers
  • Assessment Questions for Deception Detection
    • Norming and Calibrating Responses
    • Verbal and Non-Verbal Cues
    • Methodology
  • Getting Helpful Admissions
    • Thematic Accusations
    • Understanding and Using Rationalization
    • Observing Reactions & Reacting
    • Addressing the Elements of Wrongdoing
    • Getting the Goods/Assets Back

Who Will Benefit:

This Webinar will be an invaluable resource to HR Professionals and Managers who find themselves in the position of questioning employees about a full range of employee misconduct issues. Employees who will benefit directly are:

  • Senior HR Professionals who deal with Hostile Work Environment & Sexual Harassment complaints
  • Staff HR Professionals who investigate workplace theft, inventory loss, vandalism, accidents, and financial schemes
  • Small Business owners who wear multiple hats and must deal with employee misconduct issues
  • Managers and Supervisors who deal with line employees on performance and conduct issues
  • In-House Lawyers conducting workplace investigations for the Company
  • Private Investigators
  • Labor Consultants

Instructor Profile:

Dr. Randy J. Harvey, has a Juris Doctorate, a PhD in Education, Policy and Management, and a Masters in Education. He has twenty-five years of experience as a manager in a variety of positions managing between 50 and 1300 employees. Since 1995 he has been a Labor Relations Consultant negotiating contracts for management with their unions. He has taught contract negotiation, contract management and labor relations at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He has experience as a licensed private investigator specializing in employee misconduct investigations. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, North American Association of Educational Negotiators, Associate Member of the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment) and a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. In 2004 he won Toastmasters International’s, World Championship of Public Speaking from a field of 25,000 contestants.

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