• Are You Ready Full Graphic

    Are You Ready?

    By David Zulawski CFI
    In January 22, 2018
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    The New Year is a time for resolutions; where we try do something a bit better than last year.  Making a small change which enables us to be prouder of who we are. So I would ask you to think about how you handle and resolve investigations. Last year...
  • 4th Quarter

    4th Quarter Playbook

    By Wayne Hoover CFI
    In October 31, 2017
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    2126 Views
    While a football game can take only 60 minutes of actual playing time, the preparation for such a game takes 12 months of hard work.  There are a lot of similarities between a game and life.  Just like in the game, we are committed to winning. Not just you,...
  • So Many Cases So Little Time - Full Size

    So Many Cases, So Little Time

    By Tom McGreal
    In October 13, 2017
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    3601 Views
    Investigators often carry heavy caseloads and have minimal time to conduct extensive interviews. Pressures to complete their assignments come from a variety of directions including supervisors, the media, the public and often the victim or their family.  Internal pressures, often a desire to be successful, may also be a...
  • Female vs Male

    Female Interviewers v. Male Interviewers: Is There an Advantage?

    By Tom McGreal
    In September 14, 2017
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    6724 Views
    In the past, men and women have been viewed in traditional roles. Currently, these roles are becoming more blended. Both men and women may fail to build the necessary rapport for a successful interview. Either sex may appear unconfident, unorganized, unkempt, uninterested, and disrespectful. Both men and women may...
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    He Said. She Said. Now What?

    By Dave Thompson CFI
    In July 20, 2017
    3135 Views
    The daunting task of investigating a harassment claim is one that is faced by many human resources and employee relations professionals on a daily basis.  The difficulties with these types of investigations are countless and include the lack of evidence, reliance on hearsay and emotional impact on all of...