When considering the ways in which HR departments handle employee misconduct, a quick response and initiation of an investigation into allegations of workplace wrongdoings is crucial. Such responsiveness offers the opportunity not only to resolve internal problems before they become widespread, but also to gather the best information. It also shows that the company takes these matters seriously. Detailed documentation must be observed throughout the inquiry for the benefit of all parties. With this documentation, such as having the complaint in written form, incidents become much clearer to dissect as an HR professional. As this documentation will contain information regarding each incident, the names of any witnesses and the information the complainant believes the witnesses might provide, handling the situation becomes much easier. While it’s important to begin the process of handling these transgressions with the proper recollection of the event, there are additional steps that must be followed to ensure every organization is keeping their employees’ interests at the core of their decision making. For more information on the ways in which businesses are accomplishing this, continue on to the resource accompanying this post.
Workplace Investigation Timeline provided by HR Acuity, an organization offering solutions dedicated to employee relations case management