Conducting Workplace Investigations

Conducting a workplace investigation can be a difficult task.

An investigation into employee wrongdoing can be expensive, time consuming and disruptive to organisational moral.

It can certainly lead to a number of legal issues and other unexpected complications if it is not conducted in an ethnical, transparent manner with the utmost care and confidentiality.

On the other hand, the well-run fraud investigation can enhance a company’s welfare, which can help detect and recover the source of lost assets, identify responsible culprits and recover losses.

It can also provide a solid defence to legal challenges raised by sacked or disgruntled employees.

But crucially, an internal investigation will signal to other employees that the organisation will not tolerate fraud.

The workplace investigation course will guide you through every step of an internal investigation into potential fraud, from receiving the initial allegation to testifying as a witness.

In this course, you will learn how to lead a workplace investigation with accuracy and confidence by gaining knowledge about various topics, such as relevant legal aspects of investigations, using computers in an investigation, collecting and analysing internal and external data, interviewing witnesses, suspects and writing investigation reports.

This facilitator-led course includes a relevant practical fraud case scenario, which you will work through from beginning to resolution.

This will provide a practical foundation for you to effectively manage internal fraud investigations in your own organisation.


Learning Objectives

  • Conduct an effective investigation
  • Highlight legal issues that might arise during an investigation
  • Use computer and internet technology to make your investigations more effective
  • Collect/analyse internal and external documents
  • Conduct witness and suspect interviews
  • Testify as a witness


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