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Posted on September 25, 2019 by Dean Benard
Anyone who has attended a course or workshop on investigations will have likely heard the instructor emph Read More...
Posted on October 9, 2018 by Dean Benard
Don't miss our next workshop on investigations for HR professionals happening October 25, Read More...
Posted on August 9, 2018 by Dean Benard
We are very pleased to be offering an outstanding all day workshop on conducting workplace investigations Read More...
Posted on June 22, 2018 by Dean Benard
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Posted on December 15, 2016 by Dean Benard
We are very pleased to introduce Stefanie Blacker, who joined Benard + Associates on November 21, 2016. Read More...
Posted on December 15, 2016 by Dean Benard
As another year ends, we want to thank our clients, associates, friends, and family for their support in 2016. Each year brings about the demands of change and the excitement of new challenges. We look forward to all that 2017 will bring, and we wish all of you the very best for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and love. Read More...
Posted on August 27, 2015 by Dean Benard
The use of surveillance is common in some areas of investigative work, while in other areas it has not been relied upon as heavily. There has been controversy over its use and as a result there is no shortage of case law where the issues of surveillance and the manner in which it is carried out has been considered. Read More...
Posted on July 21, 2015 by Dean Benard
For investigators, the report is everything. Investigators are not on the stand for every case, and most cases do not even make it to a hearing. Thus, the investigator’s reputation relies on his or her report. Read More...
Posted on July 14, 2015 by Dean Benard
To avoid claims of incompetence, investigators should implement evidence procedures and follow them. They need to make sure all evidence is dated and use some form of case management. For documentation, investigators must ensure they have backup. They should scan documents or make extra copies with dates and times for all interviews and documents for each case file, and log every phone call for every case file. Read More...
Posted on July 7, 2015 by Dean Benard
Investigators-even if they understand the line between appropriate conduct and misconduct and would never cross it-can still be accused of misconduct, such as coercion, threats, and intimidation to obtain information. To protect themselves from such accusations, investigators should record their interviews, as long as their client doesn’t object. However, recording is a two-way street. Read More...

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