Program looks at HR investigations

Lakes Area Human Resource Association to host learning session, Feb. 11 in person and online, with Kate Bischoff, management-side employment attorney and human resources professional.

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The Lakes Area Human Resources Association is hosting a networking event, Getting HR Investigations Right, Thursday, Feb. 11.

The program is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and may be attended in person at Prairie Bay Grill & Catering in Baxter or via Zoom.

The session notes one of human resources core functions is investigating employee misconduct. “So, what’s the best way to conduct an investigation? How do we determine who to interview? What technology should we review? Can we tell people to keep quiet about an investigation? Hear from an experienced investigator on what makes a good investigation, when to find someone else to do the investigation, and what to do after an investigation,” the association reported in a news release.

Kate Bischoff


For those attending, the learning objectives include learning basic investigation, techniques and strategies, understanding compliance concerns in investigations and developing planning for future investigations.

Kate Bischoff, management-side employment attorney and human resources professional, is the guest speaker. Prior to starting her own business, Bischoff served as the HR officer for Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia. She has been recognized by The New York Times,, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, National Public Radio, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law.

Admission is free for paid association members and first time guests interested in the association. For other guests, there is a $25 charge. For more information, go to . Registration deadline is Monday.

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