Thursday 18th April, 2013
10:00am to 11:00am
Overview : Learn how to write a factual, solid, representative report of an internal investigation that will withstand scrutiny and provide appropriate information to decision makers.
Why should you attend: Since reports are often read by adversaries as well as not only internally within the organization, it's important that reports as an overview of the investigation show a logical factual representation of actions and decisions. Anyone who performs workplace investigations needs to be able to write their findings in a report such that it becomes a written presentation of the information discovered in their investigation.
It's imperative the report that is used to document and communicate information to its readers be of as high a quality as the investigation itself. Because without a high quality investigatory report it can be hard to demonstrate the employer was taking appropriate investigatory steps or made factual decisions, even if in fact they did!
Areas Covered in the Session:
Format of a report.
What should be included in a report and as importantly - what should not.
Style for report writing.
Writing of allegation(s).
What to do with evidence.
What goes in a witness summary in the report and what does not.
Writing of your final determinations.
What to do with partially substantiated allegation(s).
Why the report summary is written last.
Tips for proofing and analyze your own final report.
Report writing mistakes.
Characteristics of a good report.
Who Will Benefit:
Plant Managers and Upper Management
HR Generalists and Associates
Safety Managers and Associates
Small Business Owners
Regulatory Compliance Managers and Associates
Anyone who writes workplace investigative reports
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