Workplace Investigations – what are your options?


Training is highly recommended to be able to effectively manage an internal investigation.

Often, the role of conducting workplace investigations falls to the People and Culture team or to designated senior managers. Whilst this is generally appropriate, ensuring your investigators are well supported and feel confident to run investigations into workplace conduct is essential.

iHR Australia have several upcoming public programs focused on conducting Workplace Investigation Officer Training:

Melbourne – 31 May 

Canberra – 7 June

Virtual – 20 & 21 July

The workshop provides an opportunity to work with our investigations expert, specialist facilitator and a professional actor. The goal is to build a deeper understanding of the key legal principles, typical issues and techniques required to conduct lawful, efficient and sensitive workplace investigations in the areas of unlawful discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying. Click here to find out more.

To view all our upcoming Public Training options click here.

Not all investigations should be handled internally.

While conducting workplace investigations internally is often appropriate, the investigation process can often be complex, time consuming and politically sensitive. Seeking assistance from professional investigators is often a cost effective and sensible risk management option.

iHR Australia’s Director of Workplace Relations, John Boardman, explains some of the reasons why organisations need to access an external investigator.


To find out more about our investigation services visit or call us for a confidential discussion on 1300 221 469.