Internal Ethics Investigations for HR Professionals
February 7, 2018
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place - 13th Floor
Rochester, New York 14604
8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:15 am: Program
Explore a best-practice framework for conducting internal ethics investigations on which organizational policies, procedures, and work rules can be developed and anchored. This program, co-hosting with The Genesee Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, will be designed to provide HR professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
- Communicate a best-practice process framework for conducting internal investigations, on which organizational policies, procedures and work rules can be developed and anchored.
- Employ tactics to mitigate the risks of employment-related litigation.
- Develop HR policies, process, procedures and work rules that will result in a more appreciative, engaged and productive workforce.
Topics will include:
An Introduction to Internal Ethics Investigations:
- Goals of an internal ethics investigation process
- Pros & cons of formal Investigations
- The role and competencies required of an investigator
Internal HR Ethics Investigation Process:
- Determine if an investigation is required
- Plan for and define the objective of the investigation
- Conduct interviews and gather data
- Analyze and validate data
- Summarize results; making a decision
- Determine corrective actions
Mitigating Future Risk:
- Utilize findings to educate and mitigate future risks
- Investigation documentation
- Evaluation of training programs, policies
- Final recommendations
- Development plan for HR, Supervisor, Managers
- Program follow-up discussion
- Q&A, and closing
This program has been submitted to the Society for Human Resource Management and the HR Certification Institute for review.