When employees view internal investigations as fair, they are more likely to report wrongdoing, and that can save companies a great deal of time, money and reputational damage.
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
i-Sight has announced that it will offer a free three-part webinar series on conducting workplace investigations that are procedurally fair. The webinars will be presented on April 24th, May 15th and June 5th at 2pm EST, by Lorene Schaefer, a mediator, workplace investigator, attorney, author and managing partner of Win-Win Resolve, a boutique law firm focused on dispute resolution.
The webinars will focus on procedural fairness throughout the investigation process, with each webinar focused on one stage: preparing to conduct an investigation, conducting an investigation and closing out the investigation.
“Research in the area of procedural fairness consistently concludes that people are more willing to accept even an undesirable outcome when they believe that the decision making process was procedurally fair,” says Schaefer. “Procedural fairness includes giving employees the chance to tell their side of a story, being impartial and consistent, and treating people with respect. The challenge for management is to develop investigation protocols that answer these requirements and instill the trust of reporting employees that the investigation process is procedurally fair,” she says.
“When employees view workplace investigations as fair, they are more likely to report wrongdoing, and that can save companies a great deal of time, money and reputational damage,” says Joe Gerard, Vice President, Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “We are so pleased to have Lorene Schaefer on board to present this webinar series on this important topic. She has more than two decades of experience in this area and has spearheaded hundreds of complex and sensitive workplace investigations into allegations of misconduct, resolving many situations that could have ended up in costly litigation.”
The webinar series will follow the course of the workplace investigation process, outlining how investigators can ensure procedural fairness at each stage. Prospective attendees can register for the webinars as a series or individually.
April 24 - Preparing to Conduct a Procedurally Fair Investigation
May 15 - Conducting a Procedurally Fair Investigation
June 5, 2014 - Closing Out the Investigation and Dealing with the Aftermath
For more information and to register for the free webinars, visit http://i-sight.com/webinar-series-conducting-workplace-investigations-before-during-and-after/.
About Lorene Schaefer
Lorene Schaefer is the managing partner of Win-Win Resolve, a boutique law firm exclusively focused on ADR, employee hotlines and the management of internal dispute resolution programs. She is also the author of an employment law blog at Win-Win HR. Prior to beginning her neutral practice, Lorene was in-house counsel for 14-years at the General Electric Company. At GE, she was a key member of the team that helped roll out the pilot program of GE’s internal dispute resolution program in the 1990’s. Over the course of her 14-year career at GE, Lorene provided advice and counsel regarding litigation, compliance and GE’s internal dispute resolution program and was promoted into legal roles of increasing responsibility. Her last role was General Counsel of the $4.2B GE Transportation business.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm provides solutions for investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For more information and resources related to workplace investigations, visit the company website at http://www.i-sight.com.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or j.gerard [at] i-sight.com