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Sexual Misconduct in the workplace – What does research tell us about recording complaints and capturing memories?

By |2023-03-20T07:35:16+00:00March 18th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sexual Misconduct in the workplace – What does research tell us about recording complaints and capturing memories? Last week our MD, Mick Confrey, explained how important it was to capture memories in an empirically researched way. See the article here. This week Ian Hynes discusses investigative interview meeting notetaking, the various ways that accounts can be recorded, and the associated benefits and limitations of alternative options. What’s not in doubt is that when liberty, livelihoods, careers, and well-being are the stakes there’s really no excuse whatsoever for shoddy investigation. Firstly, as a guiding principle, it’s important to understand that the accounts [...]

Sexual Misconduct in the workplace – The importance of capturing memory in an empirically researched way

By |2023-02-28T18:23:32+00:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

The importance of capturing memory in an empirically researched way Written by Mick Confrey, Managing Director of Intersol Global. Scenarios. Person A walks into a police station and tells the desk officer that they have been subjected to a sexual assault at work. The desk officer will likely take minimal details and then pass the person onto a specially trained officer. Forensic evidence is gathered from Person A by medical staff usually at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). Person A will be signposted to welfare support from a variety of agencies and charities should they wish to use those services. Person B [...]

Intersol Global Support 25% of the Top 100 UK Universities with Investigations

By |2022-11-14T09:13:42+00:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: Education|

The recent Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide 2023’ ranks all UK universities in a performance league table, Oxford heading that list as we move to 2023, see article here. Intersol Global is privileged to have supported 6 of the Top 10 UK universities with externally impartial investigation services since entering this sector in 2018. Furthermore, we have delivered investigation support and services to 25% of the top 100 universities in the UK, supporting them to deliver on the Office for Students' expectations. “We thought we knew what an investigation was, and how to conduct and manage one. This training shone a [...]

Do you conduct discipline panel hearings?

By |2022-10-23T08:38:40+00:00October 21st, 2022|Categories: Training|

Do you conduct discipline panel hearings? Do you sit in judgment on discipline panels? Have you ever had any training on the subject? Do you feel qualified to determine the lives and livelihoods of others? Would training help prepare for that responsibility? Intersol Global recently delivered specialist training to university discipline panel members. Our L&D director, John Crook, was assisted by Nick Hawkins, barrister, of The Hawkins Consultancy. "It was an excellent day. Feedback was great from everyone who attended” The training was blended, including virtual online modules and face-to-face role-play, and attracted universally positive feedback. "Such valuable input, thanks Nick [...]

Intersol Global was acknowledged by UUK for assistance in the recent publication of…

By |2022-10-15T10:56:25+00:00October 15th, 2022|Categories: University News|

“Changing the Culture: Tackling Staff v Student Sexual Misconduct – a strategic guide” Are you a University tackling staff v student sexual misconduct? Would you welcome expert practitioner help to investigate complaints? Intersol Global was delighted to assist Universities UK with the content of this strategy guide, drawing on their experience of investigating over 100 serious sexual misconduct reports in the sector. They are retained by 12 universities as external impartial specialists and have also trained over 500 staff to better investigate the more minor discipline reports.  View the paper here. The guidance calls for collective and urgent action by university [...]

Intersol Global add mediation to their suite of investigation services.

By |2022-10-03T21:07:23+00:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Intersol Global firmly believes that collaboration is the key to business success. In our case, that means working with others to deliver every moving part of investigation case management seamlessly from a business issue through to the business outcome. It does not mean pretending to be all things to all people, but rather working with strategic partners to deliver the very best service possible. It does mean understanding how all those component parts work together harmoniously, efficiently, and productively. Many business and commercial disputes fall short of needing a full-scale investigation and can be resolved swiftly, efficiently, and cost-effectively by negotiation [...]

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 [...]

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