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HR Poll displays how the role of an Investigator is misperceived

By |2021-05-24T14:40:58+00:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

HR Poll displays how the role of an Investigator is misperceived Providers of Investigation & Investigative Interviewing Solutions A recent webinar hosted by ACAS and CIPD (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbXlPlUkq_k&t=72s) reinforced the importance of informal resolutions and examined many of the “what to do’s” to ensure compliance with the ACAS investigation guidelines that endorse the principle of ‘fairness’ in workplace investigations. What it didn’t do was address the “How to do’s” Worryingly It also drove out the headline finding that almost half of the HR professionals in attendance thought that the role of the investigator is to GATHER [...]

Creating an Anti-Racist Culture in Higher Education

By |2021-05-10T11:32:12+00:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

“We need to stop fearing the differences and understand, embrace, and celebrate students” Last month, Intersol Global’s Hazel George attended AMOSSHE’s ‘Creating an Anti-Racist Culture’ in Higher Education conference. Hazel is a highly-skilled investigator and trainer, with vast experience conducting high stakes and complex investigations into racial, homophobic, and religious issues. We asked Hazel to share her key takeaways from the conference, hosted by AMOSSHE, who we are proud to sponsor.  Achieving an anti-racist culture in Higher Education Conference - a review by Hazel George, an Intersol Investigator… Attending the AMOSSHE Conference it was great to see a willingness to review [...]

OFS – Urgent action to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct

By |2021-04-28T16:14:59+00:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator of Higher Education in England. On 19th April 2021 OfS called for urgent action to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct in Universities and Colleges. OfS Chief Executive Nicola Dandridge urged all Higher Education providers to review their policies, systems, and procedures before the next academic year. This call for urgent action came on the same day as the OfS published their statement of expectations for preventing and addressing harassment and sexual misconduct affecting students in higher education. https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-wellbeing-and-protection/prevent-and-address-harassment-and-sexual-misconduct/statement-of-expectations/ In her blog on the OfS website Ms. Dandridge stated: “The statement provides a [...]

Sexual Abuse and Misconduct in Education – Corporate Position

By |2021-04-01T14:42:25+00:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

At Intersol Global we believe that primacy for the investigation of reports of sexual offending and misconduct must always reside with the police. We also believe that adults have a right to make an informed choice as to whether they report the matter to the police or not and understand that in some instances, on a risk to others basis, those receiving reports of sexual misconduct may be justified in overriding the individual’s choice and report the matter to the police. In all cases, reporting parties must be supported, and their welfare needs to be addressed. Our highly experienced investigators are [...]

Privileged to Support Victims of Serious Sexual Abuse in Football

By |2021-03-19T14:58:12+00:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

This week, Intersol Global's CEO Ian Hynes shared a few words, thoughts, and reflections upon the two reviews published earlier this week regarding Child Sexual Abuse in Football between 1970 - 2005. "Both the FA and Manchester City published reviews and reports this week. The FA review was titled an Independent Review into Child Sexual Abuse in Football 1970-2005 by Clive Sheldon, whilst Manchester City FC published the findings of the Mulcahy report into sexual abuse of young footballers. Both of these reviews make the outcomes and learning very clear. Over several years, specialist Forensic Interviewers from Intersol Global led the [...]

Disciplinary Tribunals – A Game of Roulette?

By |2021-01-12T15:54:16+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Would you prefer to avoid a discipline tribunal? If you can’t avoid it do you want to be as well prepared as you can? On the day ACAS promoted their latest round of mock disciplinary tribunal training it’s worth a moment of reflection to better understand how you’ve got to that situation. Ask any lawyer what they examine first in a case and most will answer the investigation ‘process’. This tactic is based on the principle of ‘Active Defence’ (Ede & Shepherd 2000), the active forensic undermining of the investigation methodology and process. It relies on the fact that all investigations [...]

Strategic Partnership adds value to the services of Intersol Global and Normanton Chambers.

By |2021-01-12T15:49:42+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Intersol Global is delighted to announce that they have strategically partnered with the team at Normanton Chambers to add workplace mediation to their growing portfolio of case management services. Recognising that mediation is one of several outcomes of investigations and sharing the values of Normanton it was compelling to ‘join forces’ with experts in the discipline and share expertise and resources. "We look forward to a long and productive relationship" Ian Hynes, CEO Intersol Global "Normanton Chambers is very pleased to be working with leading investigation and training providers Intersol Global in collaboration to deliver a unique workplace mediation service. Intersol [...]

Universities UK calls for urgent action on racial harassment in higher education

By |2020-11-25T12:49:48+00:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Uncategorized, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Universities UK calls for urgent action on racial harassment in higher education Rapid action required to eradicate racial harassment for all students and staff Practical recommendations for all leaders to implement as soon as possible Senior leaders encouraged to improve awareness of concepts including white privilege and allyship On Tuesday 24 November 2020 Universities UK (UUK) published a new set of recommendations designed to decisively tackle racial harassment as part of efforts to address racial inequality in UK higher education. The resulting recommendations include practical steps that all university leaders can implement immediately: Publicly commit priority status to tackling racial harassment [...]

‘A questioning mindset could have stopped many a scandal’

By |2020-10-27T10:07:29+00:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Uncategorized|

In a recent BBC news article regarding the BHS collapse, audit failures & hefty fines, Intersol Global's CEO, Ian Hynes spoke with the BBC about the importance and timing of auditing for small and large corporations. Intersol Global were appointed as an external consultant & trainer for HSBC. A snippet from the article: Auditing "should be seen as an asset that's valuable, that adds value to the business that helps secure, protect reputations, lives, careers, save the entities' money". Ian Hynes His business as a trainer in these skills "has been termed the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff, and [...]

Intersol Global Assist in Pinsent Masons Sexual Abuse Inquiry

By |2020-10-02T15:01:38+00:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Here at Intersol Global, we are renowned globally for our expertise in forensically interviewing witnesses and managing difficult conversations, particularly with those who are key to an inquiry or who are impacted by trauma. So when Pinsent Masons lawyers were instructed by Manchester City Football Group to inquire about the extent of football coach Barry Bennell’s sexual abuse of young players, Intersol Global's qualified team of Investigators were carefully commissioned to conduct the interviews of witnesses. “Working in support of the legal team at Pinsent Masons continues to be a pleasure and privilege. Without exception, the professionalism, dedication, and sensitivity of [...]

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