Kevin Ian Schmidt

Category Archives: Investigative Tips

Guidelines for Investigation Interviews

Definition Employee Investigation Interviews are set up to review claims made by employees regarding discrimination, harassment, violence, or other prohibited behaviors in the workplace.   The Investigation Interview Process When you’re conducting employee investigation interviews, the interview process should be carefully planned, followed, and documented to help mitigate exposure to litigation. The sequence of interviews […]

Using Social Media in Investigations

Is your employee vacationing somewhere sunny while on sick leave? Or is she, perhaps, enjoying a jog through the park while off on disability with a broken leg? You found out about these events because of posts made on social media sites, but can you use the information as evidence in an investigation? Social Media Investigations Findings […]

Tips to Identify Employee Theft

Whether it’s downloading and sharing company confidential information (a hot topic these days), manipulating expense reports, or stealing merchandise- employee theft and fraud is a serious issue for business owners. In fact, studies show that occupational fraud now results in the loss of five percent of an organization’s annual revenue. Here are some tips for […]

5 Non-Verbal Indicators in Interviews

When setting up a room for conducting an investigation interview, there are a few basic rules the investigator should keep in mind. Aside from making the interviewee feel as comfortable as possible, the interview room should also facilitate clear communication, including non-verbal. This means that there should be no physical barriers between the interviewee and […]