“Universities Accused of Failing to Tackle Sexual Misconduct” (Guardian March 2018)

By |2019-12-19T10:51:34+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: CEO's Blog, Conferences, Investigative Interviewing, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

"Universities Accused of Failing to Tackle Sexual Misconduct" (Guardian March 2018) As reported in a series of investigative articles by The Guardian including: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/28/uk-universities-accused-failing-tackle-sexual-misconduct We are delighted to be supporting Universities UK (UUK) in their endeavours to tackle the complex challenges presented by such serious misconduct. Though 'sexual misconduct' is the 'sexy' element that will inevitably attract media attention serious misconduct extends to any behaviour that may amount to criminal offending (see Pinsent Masons advice document). What's important is the balance between recognising the discipline context of the investigation with a nod of acknowledgement that it could 'go criminal' at [...]

Confidentiality Agreements and NDA’s – Valuable tools or license to re-offend?

By |2019-12-19T10:51:02+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Financial Services, Law Enforcement, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Confidentiality Agreements and NDA's - Valuable tools or license to re-offend? Prompted by a piece in 'People Management' at: https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/top-universities-paid-more-than-15-million-settlement-agreements-last-year I cannot help but wonder how many more victims of serious offending, from rapes, sexual assaults, fraud through to bullying, harassment, and other HR violations, have resulted due to poor investigation and knee jerk short-termism reaction from HR and legal? Putting the central tenet of this article, cost, aside for a moment, what about the impact on your people? Open-source evidence from the sporting world to education, business to entertainment, underpins that such agreements have created many hundreds of 'victims', some [...]

‘HR Line’ Launched by Intersol N.E.D.

By |2019-12-19T10:50:03+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: CEO's Blog, Products and Solutions|

'HR Line' Launched by Intersol N.E.D. Friends and colleagues of Intersol Global at the leading law firm, gunnercooke, have just launched an exciting new product for the SME market called ‘HR Line’ and I thought that it might be of interest to you. You can find out more about HR Line in the attached flyer. I particularly like the fact that: - there is price certainty, which helps with budgeting; - the retainer model encourages you to contact Simon and Angus (the HR Line partners) at an early stage to help manage employment risks before they escalate; - you get [...]

Intersol accredit the accreditors!

By |2019-12-19T10:48:41+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Investigative Interviewing, Products and Solutions, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Intersol accredit the accreditors! When Skillsfirst quality RQF assessors attended a training course for lawyers being delivered by Intersol they were so impressed that they awarded us Direct Claims status. Arguably more significantly they immediately commissioned a course for their own managers! Skillsfirst thus became the first and only training management entity to accredit their own staff to conduct 'fact-finding' meetings in the workplace (investigative interviews). Spinning out from this delivery, at the suggestion of Skillsfirst, is a level 3 accreditation in "Managing Difficult Conversations". If you or your company would like more information how this skillset adds value and saves [...]

Managing Difficult Legal Conversations – an introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals

By |2019-12-19T10:47:33+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Managing Difficult Legal Conversations - an introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals. Do you write out lists of questions before an interview? Want to understand how this loses critical information and detail? Come and meet our SMT at a FREE seminar event at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce at 5pm Thursday 4th October 2018. Light refreshments provided. Contact info@intersolglobal.com to confirm attendance

Managing university misconduct cases that might constitute a criminal offence – conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education

By |2019-12-19T10:46:35+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: CEO's Blog, Investigative Interviewing, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Managing university misconduct cases that might constitute a criminal offence - conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education. 30 Oct 2018, 09:30 - 15:30, UUK, 20, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ. A best practice masterclass on conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education. Following on from a successful workshop on 20 July which looked at the implementation of a case management process from 'end-to-end' drawing on the experience of Keele University, this masterclass focuses on managing inquiries and investigations, which is a critical part of case management and will support institutions in 'how to do it'. The landscape is complicated by the [...]

“Managing Difficult Legal Conversations” An introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals.

By |2019-12-19T10:45:18+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Managing Difficult Legal Conversations” - An introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals. We are delighted that the Manchester Chamber have invited us to host a seminar at their Manchester offices, Elliot House,151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD on Thursday 4th October 2018 between 5pm and 7pm. Join us for free refreshments and a little peek into the world of forensic quality interviewing that will set you apart from others when it comes to making fully and accurately informed business decisions. We will evidence how the Extraordinary Case Management (ECM®) of interviews and investigations will save you [...]