On June 7-8, 2018, Al Gagne and I will be leading the SCCE Internal Investigations Compliance Conference. It’s a two-day workshop where we teach the basics of conducting a compliance investigation in your workplace.
Our workshop takes a practical, hands-on approach to investigations to give you the confidence and skills needed to make a real difference in your organization. Al and I will challenge your thinking and assumptions. Everyone participates in our sessions.
In anticipation of our workshop and to get you thinking, we put together a hypothetical situation. We invite you to contribute your thinking.
Here’s the situation:
You arrive at work to find a voicemail message. It is from someone who describes herself as an employee but does not give her name. She said that she has a concern but is not sure whether she wants to make a report. For now, she would like to talk to you off the record.
The caller wants to discuss her concerns about her manager, Bob Smith. She claims that Smith is “harassing” people in the office and “creating a hostile work environment.” The caller does not say whether she is one of those people or describe the behavior in detail. However, she demands the company conduct an investigation. Finally, she mentions that others may be venting their outrage on social media.
Because she was unable to speak directly with you, she plans to call you tomorrow at 9am. How will you prepare for the call? What important points do you want to inquire about or clarify?
You can find the original article here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/scce-internal-investigations-scenario-meric-craig-bloch/