Saturday, November 5
11:35am - 12:10pm
There is ongoing and often lively discussion among workplace investigators about the best way to accurately capture information provided during interviews. Handwritten notes, typewritten notes, statements, electronic recordings and other methods are supported through personal preference or mandated in some circumstances. This presentation will examine case studies, legal cases and contemporary research to provide a very strong case that interviews in workplace investigations should all be electronically recorded, at the very least with audio recording.
Speaker: Bryan Cook
Bryan Cook has been the Managing Director and a Principal Investigator for Ashdale Workplace Solutions since 2003. His experience includes conducting and managing workplace investigations for State and Local Government authorities, operational reviews and training. Bryan has undertaken complex investigations into suspected official misconduct, grievances (bullying and harassment) and complex workplace issues involving senior management including CEOs and Directors-General of government agencies. He has also conducted and overviewed complex investigations into professional misconduct, particularly in the health and education sectors. More recently Bryan has been engaged as a consultant to assist large organisations to implement comprehensive complaints management systems and ethics programs.