Investigation Techniques and Tools- Tip #7

As investigations are costly undertakings, requiring significant investments of time and money, it’s best to pre-screen allegations to determine if they warrant further investigation.

Posted by Joe Gerard in on May 9th, 2010

Each time misconduct allegations are reported, a formal investigation may not be the answer. As investigations are costly undertakings, requiring significant investments of time and money, it’s best to pre-screen allegations to determine if they warrant further investigation. Develop a system for evaluating incoming cases, as well as the guidelines that must be met in order for a case to make it to the next step. Provide training to HR and investigative staff regarding the steps and policies established for pre-screening investigations to ensure consistency amongst the team.

Proceeding this way allows for greater concentration and time devoted to larger cases, in order to conduct thorough, timely investigations. In order to be successful, investigations require high levels of quality and attention to detail to avoid leaving out important case information.


Joe Gerard
Joe Gerard

CEO, i-Sight

Spend my days showing off the i-Sight investigative case management software and finding ways to help clients improve their investigations. Usually working with corporate security, HR & employee relations, compliance and legal teams.

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