Workplace Investigations: Techniques and Strategies for Investigators and Compliance Officers
A Comprehensive How-To Book for Compliance Professionals
Workplace investigations are the flip-side of a proactive compliance and ethics program. No matter how good your organization's program is, your compliance staff will be faced with reports of actual or suspected misconduct. Let this book be your guide, and you will learn how to effectively handle the entire investigations process.
This book walks you through each step of an internal investigation.
You'll learn how to:
- Structure the process
- Select an investigations team
- Plan the investigation
- Interview reporters and witnesses
- Interview implicated employees
- Secure relevant documents
- Evaluate evidence
- Reach conclusions
- Write a final report and move forward
About the author
Meric Craig Bloch, Esq., CCEP, PCI, CFE, is the ethics and compliance officer for the North American divisions of a Fortune Global 500 company. He has personally conducted almost 400 workplace investigations ranging from traditional personnel matters to serious workplace misconduct to multi-million dollar fraud investigations. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from New York University, is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Professional Certified Investigator, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and a licensed private investigator.
“ Meric's book serves as a useful reference for compliance officers. Those new to compliance and ethics, as well as those who are more experienced, will find guidance to help make them more effective in their jobs. ”
“ Conducting an effective workplace investigation takes skill and experience. Reading Meric's expert guidance can shorten the learning curve. With a clear engaging writing style, he walks the reader step-by-step through the entire process. A must-read for all compliance and ethics professionals. ”
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