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Posted on October 5, 2013 by Dean Benard
On October 4, 2013 Dean teamed up with Bonni Ellis and Marco Mendicino of Ellis Smith Mendicino LLP to deliver a talk to regulators across North America and the United Kingdom at the annual education conference for the Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation. The topic was delivering "Top Tier" investigations. It was a great audience and we had a good time delivering the session. http://www.clearhq.org/resources/AEC_2013_Full_Brochure.pdf Read More...
Posted on August 5, 2013 by Dean Benard
Due to our continued growth, we have brought another investigator onto our team at Benard + Associates. Brenda Robbins joined us on July 2, 2013. Brenda is a Licensed Private Investigator and comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge that will no doubt benefit our clients and add to the continued success of our team. For more information about Brenda click here. Read More...
Posted on August 5, 2013 by Dean Benard
Sarah Marceau, our Director of Operations, will be speaking in Ottawa at the Infonex Conference on September 24 and 25, 2013. Sarah will be covering the following information:Best Practices for InterviewingDetermine the objectives of your interviewDevelop a framework for planning, preparing and conducting the interviewHow to frame questionsOvercome objections and denialsAnalyze common interviewing mistakes, and learn how to avoid themUsing Evidence More Effectively Read More...
Posted on July 5, 2013 by Dean Benard
Recently Dean was interviewed by HR Reporter on tips and methods for conducting investigative interviews. Check out the video. http://youtu.be/IKCa5SyWT74 Read More...
Posted on April 10, 2013 by Dean Benard
Investigation interviewing is easily the most important aspect of investigations yet it is not the easiest aspect of investigations. If you want to be a great investigator, you must become a great interviewer. We are currently offering a full day workshop on investigation interviewing with demonstrations, exercises and coaching in all aspects of conducting an effective investigation interview. Come spend a day with us at the Sheraton Centre Toronto and let us help you hone your interviewing skills and take it to the next level. Read More...
Posted on March 20, 2013 by Dean Benard
When accusations start flying around the workplace, it’s important to take them seriously and address the problem efficiently, which often requires talking to all the parties. However, in cases of conflict either party could be motivated to twist the truth, or to try to whitewash their own involvement. How can HR gather the information they need? Read More...
Posted on February 24, 2013 by Dean Benard
Tonight we are going to the 12th Annual Tema Conter Tribute Gala. We are excited to be supporting this worthy cause and tonight we will be sponsoring a "Heroes Tribute Table" for ten deserving people to enjoy an evening that supports them and their families. Below is an excerpt from the Tema Conter Memorial Trust website that speaks to the purpose of this worthy cause. Read More...
Posted on January 29, 2013 by Dean Benard
Last week we attended the Human Resource Professionals Association Conference and Tradeshow. We were very excited to show off our new and improved booth at the tradeshow and we had many excellent conversations with people about workplace investigations and mediation. I had the privilege of speaking at the conference on the subject of investigative interviewing. I was impressed with the size of the audience and how engaged they were with the topic.  Read More...
Posted on November 18, 2012 by Dean Benard
The demand for investigation workshops has been incredible! We are happy to say that we are producing some of the best educational programs for investigations available anywhere. In the last two weeks we have completed two - two day workshops - for the Ontario Provincial Police. They are a great organization to work with and we are proud to have assisted them with their ongoing professional development needs. Read More...

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