Writing Investigative Reports - A Crucial Piece of a Professional Investigation
Duration: 60 Minutes
Learn how to write a factual, solid, representative report of an internal investigation that will withstand scrutiny and provide appropriate information to decision makers.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Format of a report
- What should be included in a report and as importantly - what should not
- Style for report writing
- Writing of allegation(s)
- What to do with evidence
- What goes in a witness summary in the report and what does not
- Writing of your final determinations
- What to do with partially substantiated allegation(s)
- Why the report summary is written last
- Tips for proofing and analyze your own final report
- Report writing mistakes
- Characteristics of a good report
Since reports are often read by adversaries as well as not only internally within the organization, it's important that reports as an overview of the investigation show a logical factual representation of actions and decisions. Anyone who performs workplace investigations needs to be able to write their findings in a report such that it becomes a written presentation of the information discovered in their investigation.
It is imperative the report that is used to document and communicate information to its readers be of as high a quality as the investigation itself. Because without a high quality investigatory report it can be hard to demonstrate the employer was taking appropriate investigatory steps or made factual decisions, even if in fact they did!
Who will Benefit
- HR Professionals
- Safety Managers and Associates
- Small Business Owners
- Regulatory Compliance Managers