i-Sight to Host Free Webinar on How to Avoid the 10 Biggest Investigation Mistakes

July 17, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Everyone makes mistakes, but some are costlier than others. Mistakes made during workplace investigations can be among the costliest, damaging your company's reputation and leaving it open to the risk of an expensive lawsuit.

To help you avoid exposing your company to the litigation and reputational damage from botched investigations, i-Sight is hosting a free webinar on avoiding investigation mistakes. Join employment attorney Allison West, Esq., SPHR, investigator, trainer and founder of Employment Practices Specialists, on Thursday July 26th at 2pm EDT, as she provides valuable tips to avoid the 10 biggest mistakes investigators make in corporate investigations. It might just save you and your company from a lawsuit.

"One of the biggest mistakes investigators make during an investigation is failing to remain objective," says West. "This not only jeopardizes the conclusion of the investigation, but it also compromises the integrity of the investigator and the company. It's important for investigators to be self-aware, constantly examining their own motivations and reactions, as well as those of witnesses" she says.

"Internal investigations can be complicated and there's often a lot more than money at stake. Getting them right can mean the difference between a neatly resolved case and a high-profile disaster," says Joe Gerard, VP of Sales and Marketing at i-Sight. "Investigators need to understand how to avoid making the key mistakes that could end in a lawsuit, and we are thrilled to have Allison West on board to share her expertise in this area," he says.

During the 60-minute webinar, West will explore the importance of objectivity during investigations, as well as:

  • Nine more key mistakes investigators make that can impact the outcome of an investigation
  • What can happen when you don't manage gossip or chatter in the workplace about the subject(s) of an investigation
  • The importance of digging deeper to get relevant information
  • Why selecting the right investigator can make or break your investigation
  • Why it's critical for an investigator to maintain independence

  • To register for the webinar, please visit http://i-sight.com/how-to-avoid-the-10-biggest-investigation-mistakes/

    About Allison West, Esq., SPHR

    Allison West has a simple approach to employment practices: be proactive. In 2000, after practicing law at a San Francisco labor and employment boutique, Allison West, SPHR started Employment Practices Specialists where she uses her employment law background, coupled with sound knowledge of human resource practices, to help employers create a safe, respectful and productive work environment. Allison specializes in conducting workplace investigations for employers of all sizes and industries on a variety of topics including harassment, discrimination, theft, violence, disability, whistleblowing and other issues. Allison also delivers interactive investigation training programs that include mock investigations and are filled with practical tips and tools for beginning to experienced investigators. Her expertise also includes delivering one-on-one sensitivity training to executives and managers concerning harassment, discrimination, and disciplinary and/or behavioral issues and other HR consulting. Additionally, Allison is a frequent, top-rated speaker on employment law topics at national and local HR and industry conferences.

    About i-Sight

    Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight (www.i-sight.com) is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. For organizations wrestling with the increasing cost, complexity, risk and volume of internal investigations, i-Sight can improve the efficiency of existing resources through adaptive case management. About 60 per cent of a typical investigator's time is spent on non-investigative activities such as administration, meetings and report preparation. i-Sight can free your investigators from secretarial work , allowing them to spend more time investigating. An optimized investigative process built on the i-Sight case management platform gives you the freedom to focus on investigations and identifying trends to reduce future risk. i-Sight customers typically eliminate 25-50 per cent of an investigator's administrative burden and deliver more polished and consistent investigative reports in minutes instead of days or weeks.

    For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at http://i-sight.com.

    For further information, please contact:

    Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing
    800-465-6089 or media@customerexpressions.com