Using Workplace Investigations to Improve Culture and Drive Employee Engagement

2019 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Gain understanding and clarity around the idea of conducting investigations as a standard and consistent business process.

Workplace investigations can be time-consuming, costly and a bit intimidating since they are most often used for accusations of serious misconduct. But this session takes a different viewpoint. Imagine if an investigation was simply a business process used to determine the facts of a conflict and employees understood this was a productive way to find resolution. This could revolutionize investigations by creating a willingness to bring open communication and suggestions forward. After all, resolution doesn't always have to be negative. This session will examine how thinking of investigations as a standard business process can increase employee engagement and improve company culture, as well as how technology is simplifying the way employers conduct investigations. Attendees will leave with:

  • An understanding of the total impact of avoiding workplace investigations or using them only for the most critical situations.
  • Clarity around the idea of conducting investigations as a standard and consistent business process.
  • Knowledge of when and how an investigation can be used to improve engagement.
  • Communication skills to help executives, managers and employees understand the benefits of a new way of finding resolution.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Dana Barbato, SHRM-SCP

Barbato, SHRM-SCP

Dana Barbato spent over 25 years working to tame the chaos in the human side of HR. With a strong belief in respectful employee relations, strong leadership and consistent practices, she has proven in her HR roles that accountability is the answer to our engagement and retention problems. Now, as CEO of InvestiPro Dana is on a mission to revolutionize the way employee relations and investigation are handled across all industries.

Room: Mount Vernon Square
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Concurrent Session
Ethical Practice
HR Expertise
Relationship Management
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