Monday, 23 November 2009

New Workplace Investigation Support

We are continuing to financially support the National Bullying Helpline charity (No 1117852) and to capitalise on the work we are doing in the area of Investigations we are opening up access to our current services.

Especially in the Public sector we are seeing organisations in need of our independent view on workplace malpractice, but wanting to carry out the investigation themselves. This has the advantage of increasing the investigative skills of their own staff and reducing both the cost of the investigation itself and the exposure to the risk of litigation.

HR & Diversity Management Ltd (HR&DM) is launching a Training programme to help in each of these areas.

For each organisation that wishes to take part we will:

1. Provide a 1 day training course on how to carry out a full investigation using the copyrighted '20 step guide to Investigations' The course will be delivered by one of our experienced investigators.
2. Provide a full copy of the '20 step guide to Investigations'
3. Provide support as necessary during the first and subsequent investigations.
4. When an investigation has been carried out, an HR&DM experienced investigator will review findings to ensure any bias has been removed and that the investigation has been carried out in compliance with the '20 step guide to Investigations'.

This last step is vital from a complainant acceptance point of view. It is well known that strong complainants may not accept internal investigation findings that do not go in their favour, with the oft quoted view - 'Well they would find in favour of their employer wouldn't they?'

For further details please call David Pratt on 01793 338888.


  1. Having just seen Christine discuss calls to the helpline (which I assume were anonymous) with the national media I am both shocked and disgusted. I can only imagine how those callers must feel, being used as pawns in this political wrangling. That is assuming they are real, since even if you didn't make them up they could very easily have been faked.

    I would certainly never use the service. Not only is this completely unprofessional behaviour but I hardly see how it is ever the place of a charity to become involved in petty politics like this.

    Shame on you.

  2. Let me make sure I've got this right. Someone calls your "charity" for help with a bullying employer. That complaint becomes a sales lead for your business which invites the alleged bully to hire you to keep it out of the tribunal.

    Is that how it works?

  3. A Bullying Helpline should be confidential - end of. You have broken Trust, damaging genuine anti-bullying charities in the process.

    Nice sideline in books too - a cynical case of all publicity is good publicity, i suppose?

  4. Wow what an absolute disgrace. Really, in what world is it OK to behave like this? What response were you expecting?

  5. "We are continuing to financially support the National Bullying Helpline charity (No 1117852)".

    Er, don't you mean "We are continuing to use the National Bullying Helpline charity as a front to drum up business"?

  6. This organisation appears to be owned by just the sort of chancers who have been bleeding the public sector dry in the last 15 years.

    The words 'nepotism' and 'corruption' spring to mind.

  7. The actions and motivations of Christine Pratt are highly suspect.

    In exactly whose interest is it that those accusations of bullying in Downing Street were made public? It certainly isn't in the interests of the victims of bullying to find that their confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

    No, the truth is, it is only in the interests of the Conservative Party as it attempts to slander the leader of the Labour Party a few months before an election.

    Your wife, yourself and your now-notorious organisation will always be remembered for the very worst kind of orchestrated negative electioneering.

    Take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror - it ain't pretty.

  8. As a trustee of a UK international development charity I can only wonder about what on earth the trustees of your "charity" can have been thinking all of this time. I suspect there main concern right now though is what they will be legally liable for..

    I sincerely hope that the charity commission shuts this scam down. You've already ruined your reputation, there's not much else left to do.

    If this was a half serious organisation, you would have confidentiality policies in place - this is the worst possible breach of trust.

    The amount of disrepute these kinds of actions bring to the sector are huge - I can only say as everyone else has - Shame on you and shame on your trustees for allowing this to happen.

  9. I really can not believe this charity, how political can you get you would think that two clever (?) people would at least sort themselves out after all this trouble but no David Cameron is on the home page of their website selling himself just like the nbh passes on all those contacts it picks up to its hr diversity arm of the business....close them down

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