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

As every moment of people’s lives—both inconsequential and monumental—have spread onto Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, SnapChat, TikTok, and other platforms, a record has been created of comings and goings, personal opinions and piques, that can be a trove during investigations. First off, What is a Social Media Investigation? A social media investigation looks into the […]

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 […]