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By |2022-08-22T17:41:55+00:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

How do YOU deliver on the Office for Students (OfS) ‘Statement of Expectations’? The OfS “statement of expectations for preventing and addressing harassment and sexual misconduct affecting students in higher education” identifies 7 key ‘should do’ recommendations to support higher education providers in England to develop and implement consistent and effective systems, policies, and processes to prevent and respond to incidents of harassment and sexual misconduct. They can be read in full here. With their strategic partners, Intersol Global support universities to deliver on all those expectations whether by training, advising, or ‘rolling their sleeves up' and delivering “an investigatory process [...]

Tackling harassment and sexual misconduct guide

By |2022-07-19T15:44:47+00:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Committee of University Chairs has published guidance for tackling harassment and sexual misconduct. Intersol Global fulfills a crucial role in delivering it as outsourced external and impartial investigation experts, also delivering on the Office for Students' statement of expectations regarding the investigation. See full guidance here. Contact the team at Intersol Global for free advice: info@intersolglobal.com            

We’re recruiting – Specialist Investigators wanted

By |2022-07-07T10:53:22+00:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are looking to supplement our team of specialist investigators working in the civil sector in high-stakes investigations, into reports of sexual misconduct/bullying/harassment. Are you PIP2 trained? Have you got a background in investigating sexual misconduct? Are you UK based? Do you like the flexibility of working from home? Are you looking for work to suit your lifestyle? Can you answer yes to the below? Do you fancy a new challenge and change in your investigation career? Contact mick@intersolglobal.com for more details.

Over to you, Mick

By |2022-04-29T12:20:40+00:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

After almost a decade at the helm, today Intersol CEO, Ian Hynes, hands over strategic leadership of the company to Mick Confrey. Founding the company as a sole trader in 2013, Ian Hynes today takes a ‘step back’ as part of broader succession and continuity planning, enabling Mick to ‘pilot’ the company to the next level. Ian isn’t leaving the business but is assuming more of a part-time role to support business development and relationship management, promoting the core standards, principles, and mission statement of the company. “Reinforcing the (forensic) investigative interview meeting as the ‘golden thread’ of investigation case management [...]

Intersol Global Resume ‘In Person’ Investigative Interviewing Training

By |2022-03-01T12:53:24+00:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Responding to demand as people return to some normality, Intersol has scheduled a series of 'in-person' training throughout 2022 at their training academy based. Delivering Units 1 and 2 of their unique Level 3 OFQUAL accredited investigative interview training delegates can now choose and ‘mix and match’ blended online learning with classroom delivery to secure the only vocational qualification in the world to conduct and manage difficult workplace meetings and investigative interviews. What’s different about our training? Externally validated qualification, not a ‘homemade’ certificate of attendance Training at a Skillsfirst Awards recognised learning centre (number 205.001) CPD points as well if [...]

Free virtual workshop: Non-Academic Misconduct Investigations in Higher Education

By |2021-12-21T11:34:22+00:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Join us on 27th January 2022 as our Ops Director Mick Confrey & Head of Learning John Crook host a free virtual workshop, discussing common investigation pitfalls & the importance of training. The workshop begins at 10am - 11.30am on the 27th November, to join, please sign-up for a free ticket by clicking here.

Confirmation Bias – The value and Importance of ‘Neutral Language’ in Workplace/Discipline Investigations  

By |2021-10-18T15:51:32+00:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Confirmation bias is perhaps the greatest nemesis of an investigator. It is a form of cognitive bias that involves favouring information that confirms previously existing beliefs. They not only impact how information is gathered but also influence how we interpret and recall information. For example, people who support or oppose a particular issue will not only seek information to support it they will also interpret news stories in a way that upholds their existing ideas. In an investigation, this can manifest itself in poor investigative interview questioning, and ‘edited’ notetaking.   In contemporary society many will only follow people on social [...]

Conducting an Investigation: A short guide

By |2021-09-16T19:35:10+00:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The grievance process begins with first establishing if the grievance can be resolved informally. In many cases, line managers shy away from trying to resolve examples of reported poor staff behaviour at the time they are reported or in some instances witnessed by the line manager themselves. The line manager sometimes takes the easier option of moving straight to advising the member of staff reporting the issue to submit a formal written grievance, therefore handing the responsibility of dealing with the issue to HR, who in turn then may have to seek out another manager to act as the investigator into [...]

Every picture tells a story…or does it?

By |2021-09-11T16:28:32+00:00September 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Every Picture Tells a Story…. or does it? Forensic Investigative Interviews Deliver Justice, NOT Pictures” (Ian Hynes CEO Intersol Global).  In the month that the International Investigative Interviewing Group (iiirg) hosted its annual conference virtually for the first time, we thought the time was right to remind readers of the critical part forensic investigative interviewing plays in delivering safe and reliable outcomes that ensure justice for all. For a host of reasons, the role of CCTV, DNA, trace evidence, and digital records have come to play a major part in investigations, almost to the point that unless any of that evidence exists, there [...]

Interviewing victims of rape & serious sexual misconduct

By |2021-08-17T11:36:19+00:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

"Why am I asked such intrusive and personal questions when I’ve been raped or seriously sexually abused at work?"  "Why is it essential that those interviewing victims of rape and sexual misconduct in the workplace are specialist investigators?" In this month’s Investigation Insights, our CEO, Ian Hynes, seeks to answer both those questions in the context of a criminal and civil (discipline) investigation. First, let’s set some context: ·      1 in 6 women will be raped or sexually assaulted as adults ·      Only half of adult victims of rape will ever tell someone ·      Only 5% of victims will report to the authorities at the time [...]

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