About Bob

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Bob has created 6 blog entries.

BEST PRACTICE INTERVIEWING METHODS IN WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

By Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych., LPI, Glen Haner, LPI, and Karen Anthony, BA, PCC, C.Med., LPI. Investigations are a key deliverable for most Human Resource (HR) professionals, and effective interviewing skills form a cornerstone in the production of quality results in investigations. Interviewing others, a component of investigations, particularly in the context of a quasi-legal [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:22:43+00:00October 15th, 2019|Investigations|0 Comments

DETERMINING CREDIBILITY IN INVESTIGATIONS

Credibility refers to the trustworthiness of a witness. If there are different versions of relevant events, the investigator will have to weigh each party's credibility. Credibility assessments can be critical in determining whether the alleged harassment or violation occurred as many acts may be conducted behind closed doors. Factors to consider include: Inherent plausibility: Is the [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:25:17+00:00October 15th, 2019|Credibility, Investigations|0 Comments

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A MISCONDUCT INVESTIGATION

By Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych., (1) LPI; Merv Gilbert, Ph.D., (2) & Jessica Figley, BA, BSW, RSW (3) When complaints of workplace misconduct occur, it is not uncommon for someone to raise ‘mental illness’ as a complicating factor. It may be an issue for the complainant, the respondent, or bystanders. This mental health issue may [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:27:34+00:00October 15th, 2019|Investigations|0 Comments

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA AND WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS:

Six steps for the best practice method to handle traumatic experiences during investigations By Dr. Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych., LPI. People who have experienced psychological trauma are present in every workplace. Some people have experienced developmental trauma in their childhood, some (such as first responders) have experienced it daily as a part of their work, [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:31:32+00:00October 15th, 2019|Investigations|0 Comments

15 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR ORGANIZATION WHEN INVESTIGATING EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS

by Bob Acton, PhD, R.Psych., LPI Harassment and bullying complaints continue in organizations despite enhanced occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation, improvements in policies to protect against harassment, and strategies to improve the psychological health of employees in organizations. Recent social communications (e.g., the MeToo movement) have brought to light harassing workplace behaviours that have [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:37:23+00:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MENTAL HEALTH (ILLNESS), ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT, AND WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

A roadmap for HR professionals to manage the interface among the areas of mental health, privacy, human rights, OHS, employers’ policies, and misconduct. By Dr. Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych., LPI Consulting Psychologist and Investigator The road of managing workplace misconduct, employee’s mental health, privacy legislation, human rights, occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, and employers’ [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:40:49+00:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments