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Conducting Investigations


Cost: £238.80

Many managers find themselves asked to carry out an employment investigation, often relating to grievance, disciplinary or attendance management matters. Whether you are sitting alone or as part of a panel, the task can be daunting, especially if you have limited or no experience in this area.  Every case will depend on the circumstances and one size definitely does not fit all. Employment Tribunals will often comment on the quality and thoroughness (or lack of) of the investigation stage for cases which reach them. 

Conducting Investigations

This practical and interactive course is designed to give you an insight and understanding of how to prepare for your investigatory role, the challenges which often arise during the investigation, and the process of considering the evidence, arriving at your findings and drafting your report. The emphasis throughout will be on a practical approach to fulfilling your investigatory role with greater confidence, and there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and to ask questions.

We will cover the types of investigation you might be asked to carry out, and explore some of the practical guidance arising from recent case law. With reference to a Case Study, we will work through the planning, implementation, decision-making and report writing stages of an investigation. There will be informal opportunities to consider and practise key skills such as listening and questioning. We will also cover how best to deal with unforeseen challenges such as delays, counter grievances and refusals to co-operate.  

By the end of the training you will:

  • Understand what is required for a ‘reasonable’ investigation
  • Understand the investigator’s role and remit
  • Gain knowledge of practical guidance issued by Employment Tribunals
  • Understand the main stages of an investigation and what is required at each
  • Further develop your listening and questioning skills
  • Have greater confidence in dealing with the unexpected during the investigation process
  • Share ideas and experiences with others who may be called upon to conduct investigations

Dates and venues

26 November 2020, 09:15 - 16:30
The Mount Business & Conference Centre, Belfast, BT6 8DD

Cost: £238.80

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15 March 2021, 09:15 - 16:30
The Mount Business & Conference Centre, Belfast, BT6 8DD

Cost: £238.80

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All cancellations must be emailed to contact@akutraining.com  Fees payable for cancellations are as follows:

More than 14 days before the date of the course - No fees payable
3 – 14 days before the date of the course - £50 administration fee
Less than 3 days before the date of the course - 50% of total fees payable            

We will accept a substitute delegate at any stage at no charge.

Should AKU Training need to cancel or postpone an event for any reason, as much notice as possible will be given and an alternative date may be offered.  If the alternative date is unacceptable to you any delegate fees will be fully refunded.  AKU Training is not liable for any subsequent loss.

Whilst the programme is correct at the time of going to press, AKU Training reserves the right to change the details of the training course at any time. Alterations may be beyond our control.

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If you have any questions regarding this booking please contact the Events Team on 028 9016 0587 or email contact@akutraining.com

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