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

“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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

Managing Difficult Legal Conversations – An introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals. Are you in the legal profession? Yes Then join us at 5pm – 7pm Thursday 4th October 2018 at Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester. M3 3WD for a FREE workshop and networking event including drinks and…

Prosecutors urged to ditch ‘weak’ rape cases to improve figures

Prosecutors urged to ditch ‘weak’ rape cases to improve figures https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/sep/24/prosecutors-rape-cases-cps-crown-prosecution-service-conviction-rates All rather simplistic? CPS decision-making relies on the quality, competence, detail, accuracy and reliability of the material that the investigators provide them. Investigations alter, on occasion cost, lives and yet so often we entrust it to the unqualified and inexperienced, never more than in…

Groundbreaking Development for Investigation

In a context of (well-founded) increasing negative criticism of investigation quality Intersol are particularly pleased to announce that today sees the rollout of an innovative programme to equip managers at Virgin Trains with the skills and competencies to conduct workplace investigations so that risk is identified, money saved, and reputation enhanced. Intersol Global have teamed…

Thought for a Friday! Investigations and Interviewing

During a week when not a day has passed without reference to a workplace investigation, abuse of power, sexual assaults, reputations in tatters, lives ruined, and constant repetition of the hollow phrase: “We are commissioning an independent investigation”, have you reflected on the competence and qualifications of those charged with such onerous responsibility to actually conduct…

Manage those difficult conversations!

Manage those difficult conversations! Do you conduct workplace meetings or any ‘conversation’ to elicit accurate and reliable detail and facts? Do you want your decisions and outcomes to be based on solid foundations? Do you want to save money, stop wasting time, and boost reputation and confidence? Yes? Conversation Management is your answer – contact…

Intersol attend CIPD 2017 Annual Conference

And what a fruitful day it was! Having successfully launched their vocational accredited qualification for business managers to conduct workplace investigations it was particularly rewarding to engage with so many HR professionals at the CIPD Manchester conference today, particularly as the city is the spiritual home to so many Intersol partners! It was clear that…