Workplace Assessments & Reviews

Just because you’re not hearing it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Studies show that bad behaviour goes underground, and that most employees who experience harassment or abusive behaviour at work, do not report it. If, as a manager, you assume that all is well in your organization because you haven’t received a formal complaint, your assumption may be wrong.

Our employment lawyers use workplace assessments and reviews to gather information about your workplace culture, practices, or behaviours in order to identify the root cause, or causes, of conflicts or issues. A review can include focus groups, surveys, one-on-one interviews, policy reviews and an appraisal of policy effectiveness. It’s a temperature check of your workplace culture before it hits the boiling point.

Workplace assessments are also effective when responding to a human rights complaint that cites systemic discrimination. When used as another investigation tool, assessments can root out where systemic issues reside, and identify how these issues can be resolved.

Upon completion of a workplace assessment or review, we issue a report that identifies the root causes within the organization that are contributing to the systemic issues and dysfunction. Our reports are a broad snapshot of these workplace concerns that we use to provide recommendations that you can implement to create functional, productive workplaces.

Contact us to find out how a workplace assessment or review can benefit your workplace.

 

 

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

October 25 - 26, in Toronto. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

November 14 - 16, in Vancouver. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Interviewing and Dealing with Difficult Witnesses

November 17, in Vancouver. How Do I Get the Best Evidence? This course is for you if you strive to be a more effective interviewer in your workplace investigations.  After exploring many of the investigative interview techniques currently being utilized, participants will be provided with an interview model best suited to co...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

December 05 - 07, in Calgary. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

December 12 - 14, in Toronto. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Workplace Bystander Intervention Training

March 07, in Toronto. In this half-day session, participants will learn about the importance of bystanders in creating healthy and inclusive workplaces along with the underlying workplace dynamics that keep victims from speaking up and making complaints about harassment, discrimination and bullying in the workplace. In a...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

April 10 - 12, in Toronto. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

April 24 - 25, in Winnipeg. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Investigating Complex Cases

May 02, in Toronto. What Do I Do Now? Have you ever been stopped in your tracks during an investigation? Or have you ever known that you have to do some form of investigation, but the traditional model doesn’t seem to suit?  Then this course is for you. We look at some unusual starting points for investigations, as ...

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Upcoming Courses

Beyond the Nuclear Family: Accommodating Family Status in the Workplace

May 03, in Toronto. Families have evolved beyond the traditional model of one breadwinner and one full-time caregiver. Caregiving demands have increased, which can have significant effects in the workplace. Family status is a protected human right. This course will provide a framework to assist managers and HR professi...

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Math for HR Professionals

May 08, in Toronto. As HR professionals, your focus is on managing people. However, numbers and calculations will inevitably creep into the job description, whether it be in the form of calculating bonus pay, withholdings, vacation/holiday pay, severance entitlements or overtime. For anyone who dreads the daily grind w...

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Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

May 11, in Calgary. Workplace investigations in the university and college context are unique. Investigators are frequently confronted with faculty to faculty complaints, the challenges of students as witnesses and complainants, as well as anonymous complaints. These unique situations demand a high level of specialized...

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Conducting Workplace Assessments

June 20, in Toronto. Have you ever wondered how you can address issues in the workplace before a formal complaint has been made? Do you struggle to connect with and gather information from your employees about their concerns? Are you interested in a proactive approach to identifying the root cause of conflicts and issue...