Investigation

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We support organisations to investigate workplace complaints to best practice standards by enabling managers to handle grievances and disciplinary matters to best practice standards with our nationally accredited investigation training. 

We are experts in helping organisations to investigate workplace complaints, not only grievance and disciplinary matters, but also student complaints, customer complaints, Serious Incidents and Whistleblowing.

If you have to do a formal investigation, this should be carried out in line with the relevant policies, procedures and legislation.  And it is essential to conduct any type of workplace investigation really well – sensitively, robustly and impartially – as this will reduce your risk of Appeals and ET claims.

Set up a call-off contract for independent investigations

Many organisations have contracted with us to carry out grievance investigations, disciplinary investigations and student complaints investigations under a framework or call-off contract.  Our expert workplace investigators do all the work necessary for your Deciding Officers or Hearing Managers to reach a robust determination from our fair and rigorous reports.  These organisations benefit from our speed, quality and integration with their business, as well as our expertise in the best ways to investigate a complaint at work.

One-off investigations

If you have a serious, complex misconduct investigation to carry out, such as a workplace grievance investigation or harassment complaint, simply refer the matter to us and we will apply best practice in managing concerns at work; you will have the reassurance of working with the UK’s leading provider of workplace investigations, as well as having the case turned around within 30 days.

Improve how managers’ and HR investigate workplace complaints

Our ILM-endorsed investigation skills programmes enable people with all levels of prior experience to carry out any type of internal investigation, from grievance and disciplinary investigations, investigations into Student Complaints, Serious Incidents and Never Events in Health and Social Care, to Whistleblowing concerns.

Courses are delivered in-house at your site, or if you have fewer than 4 delegates we run our ILM-endorsed Professional Workplace Investigator course as a public course.  All courses come with workplace investigation checklists and templates, a clear and robust investigation process which clarifies the investigation process steps and which investigative questions to ask, and sample investigation reports.  Our practitioners are all experienced workplace investigators themselves, as well as excellent trainers.

Public Sector bodies have to be very cautious in terms of the cost of conducting investigations in relation to outsourcing, and so when we do we have to be confident we will achieve best value; we are confident CMP provided us with just that.

 
Independent Investigation Commissioner, Director of HRRussell Group University

CMP delivered intensive bespoke conflict management courses of varying levels to 200 managers, to achieve a significant boost to managers’ confidence and skills in managing transition during a time of change, and contributing significantly to achieving the organisational goal of preventing and managing bullying and harassment. From our initial discussions, it was evident that CMP were keen to listen to our needs and work with us to develop a course that satisfied our requirements. The successful partnership combined with local provision and high-quality trainers has developed into a key part of our overall strategy for management development of our staff.

Bespoke Conflict Management Training Buyer and Delegate, Senior Divisional Officer Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

What I thought was going to be ‘death by PowerPoint’ turned out to be exceptionally engaging, worthwhile and relevant to the issues I’m currently facing.

Investigation Training Delegate, Design Authority - Energetic MaterialsBAE Systems

Clear, relevant, mixture of activity types – the trainer created a safe place to learn.

Student Complaints Training Delegate, Director, English Language ProgrammesCardiff University

The trainer was very clear and professional.  Having conducted many investigations, this is the first time I have received investigation training. Long overdue!

Investigation Training Delegate, Chief EngineerBAE Systems

We received feedback that the investigator was very good with witnesses, which we felt was essential because it put them at their ease. CMP is very professional, clear on process and delivered within the timescale. There was huge efficiency internally, which was precisely the reason for outsourcing the investigations.

Independent Investigation Commissioner, HR Managera Private Sector FTSE 500 Company

This was a difficult case with sensitive Harassment and Bullying issues, many witnesses and a strict time constraint.  CMP were fantastic in ensuring that the investigator worked outside their SLA to complete the report.  The investigator was thorough, provided valuable insight and worked incredibly hard to ensure a full robust report earlier than expected.  A BIG thank you to them!

Independent Investigation Commissioner, HR Managera Private Sector FTSE 200 Company

CMP is a very good company to do business with and I would definitely recommend them.  I was very happy with the service offered, the investigation training and the follow-up support.  Our organisational objectives were clearly met by CMP’s involvement and I believe the training has provided the foundation for success.

Mediation Service Set-up, and Training Commissioner, Acting Head of HR,Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

CMP’s training for Anti-Harassment Supporters enhanced my skills and has enabled me to add value to my organisation’s core activities. CMP were good value for money, I would definitely use CMP again and recommend them to others.

Harassment Advisor Training Delegate, Service ManagerChildren's Society

Enjoyable course which put meat on the bones for my previous on-the-job learning, with some practical learning points to take away. The trainer was very personable and informative.

Student Complaints Training Delegate, Senior Lecturer Cardiff University
Please complete the form Email Assessing your grievance and disciplinary practices

It is important that your policies, procedures and practices are up to date, well-understood, and correctly applied, if you are to avoid unnecessary costs as you manage this aspect of the employee relationship.

This summary paper will help you to see how you’re performing.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) in the UK estimates a grievance costs £20,000 to manage, once you take the internal time into account. There are additional invisible costs like staff absence and lost productivity.

So when you use an internal investigator make sure they are fit for purpose.