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  1. Managing Out: Getting HR Investigation Testimony and Evidence Faster

    This is the second in a series of blogs on encouraging team members, co-workers and supervisors to help your team accomplish its objectives and pushing for your findings to lead to action. The first, Managing Up: Demonstrating the Value of Taking Action, can be found here. Thoroughly investigating complaints as quickly as possible is the…

  2. Managing Up: Demonstrating the Value of Taking Action

    This is the first in a series of blogs on encouraging team members, co-workers and supervisors to help your team accomplish its objectives and pushing for your findings to lead to action. Agency leaders have a mission to accomplish.  The vast majority of them have no corrupt intent – they simply want to lead an…

  3. Your Managers Should Be an Excellent Source of Tips

    If your department or agency has great managers, it can make life much easier.  A manager who understands the implications of their words, actions, and decisions can save HR from headaches, formal complaints, and lawsuits.  The best managers also understand that listening can be even more powerful than talking. Whereas a bad manager might be…

  4. Do Your Employees Really Feel Safe?

    When most Human Resources professionals hear the phrase ‘employee safety’, several things come to mind:  OSHA compliance and workers’ compensation, for instance.  But while some workers face many physical safety risks in their daily job duties, for most employees safety at work means something completely different. How Many People Feel Unsafe at Work? There are…

  5. HR Investigation Witnesses – Starting the Interview Off on the Right Foot

    In many cases, the best evidence you collect during an investigation will be from the witnesses of the alleged event. If you can get their full perspective, it can bring clarity to disputes between the complainant and the accused. Unfortunately, witnesses who are fearful of facing retribution often provide a less than complete account. Click…

  6. An HR Investigation Isn’t a Trial, But It Can Land You in One!

    Whenever there are divergent accounts of potential workplace misconduct, the HR department works hard to get to the facts.  Hard evidence, such as financial account information and audio or video recordings, is gathered.  Witness accounts are collected, and their credibility is assessed.  Circumstantial evidence, such as the historical behavior of the accused and the complainant,…

  7. Why Is HR on the Government Accountability Office’s High Risk List?

    Since 1990, the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) has published its “High Risk List”.  And HR hasn’t managed to escape its scrutiny even once since 2001.  The 2017 report lists Strategic Human Capital management as an area for concern for the 17th year in a row – will the 2019 report (scheduled for release next month)…

  8. Federal Shutdown: Will It Kill Government Employee Recruiting?

    With the federal shutdown now in its fourth week, the country’s attention is rightly on the present.  What services aren’t getting completed on behalf of taxpayers?  How will this impact the economy?  How long will essential government employees continue to report to work even though they’re not getting paid for it? Eventually, however, this shutdown…

  9. The Fragile State of Large Companies without Succession Planning

    Over the past 20 years, Carlos Ghosn has become one of the most successful executives in automotive history.  In 1999, as CEO of European car company Renault, Ghosn helped rescue Nissan, orchestrating a two-way stock trade that left Renault owning 44.4% of Nissan.  With Ghosn at the helm in 2017, Nissan acquired a controlling interest…

  10. Our Most Popular HR Investigation Related Blog Posts of 2018

    From corporate culture to legal issues to the HR investigation process, we covered plenty of topics in 2018.  Three of our blog articles rose above the others to receive the most engagement.  Unsurprisingly, these three topics each have the potential to have a big impact on your company in the coming months and years. Three…