Undertaking investigations into grievance and disciplinary matters is incredibly demanding of management time and attention, and takes expertise and focus away from strategic functions. Investigations can often be long, drawn out processes that drain an organisation of its resources, compromise performance and take up valuable time, each of which has significant personnel and financial costs.
In this article, we guide employers through some of the challenges HR teams face throughout investigations and how to effectively manage their HR employee relations cases to increase efficiencies and reduce the likelihood of cases going to employment tribunal.
The article also covers:
- Some of the hidden costs in conflict management
- Questions to consider throughout an investigation
- Ways to monitor the details of an investigation