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

Interviewing and Dealing with Difficult Witnesses

September 15, in Calgary . 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

Assessing Credibility

September 28, in Toronto. Who Do I Believe? This course has been designed for anyone who has ever investigated a set of allegations and struggled to make a finding at the end. Perhaps it is one person’s word against another, or maybe you just don’t have the confidence to feel you can decide who is lying and who is [&hell...

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Upcoming Courses

The Ins and Outs of Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

October 18, in Toronto. Dealing with mental health issues in the workplace presents a unique and complicated challenge for employers. This practical, “how-to” workshop is designed to help managers and HR professionals understand the law relating to the accommodation of mental illness in the workplace and to provide str...

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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, and Bill 23 in British Columbia, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more important. Join us f...

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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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Upcoming Courses

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

The Essential Human Rights Primer

December 05, in Toronto. Resolving human rights issues in the workplace is a complex and challenging task. HR professionals are often the front line in gathering the information necessary to fairly identify and address complaints. Getting it wrong can lead to escalating workplace conflicts or worse, significant damage award...

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Upcoming Courses

Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

December 07, in Toronto. 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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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...