Kellie Auld, the owner and Principal Consultant of Simply Communicating has the belief that people can work together collaboratively to create healthy relationships if they learn to communicate effectively. Simply Communicating was built on this belief.
One of the primary services provided by Simply Communicating is in the area of workplace investigations.
Kellie Auld and her team conduct independent, impartial fact-finding investigations. Investigations typically occur as a result of allegations being made of violating company policies or legislation relating to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other types of workplace misconduct.
Our approach is to respond as quickly as possible ensuring a timely investigation is undertaken, limiting the scope and involving the least number of people without compromising the thoroughness or fairness of the investigation.
We feel it is imperative that we protect the rights of all parties involved, maintaining confidentiality to the highest degree possible. Our investigators work with the client (law firm or employer) to develop an investigation plan and provide written documentation, summaries and reports of findings adhering to best practices. There are instances in which we also provide recommendations to assist in managing the outcomes.
Kellie has had extensive training in workplace investigations techniques and has worked in human resources for many years, which further allows her to comprehend the elements that must be taken into consideration when determining findings. Her team of investigators collectively, have over 50 years of investigative experience and as such, are well aware of the importance of managing an impartial and defendable investigation.
More often than not, the sort of recommendations that flow from those investigations, is the need for better and more effective communication. And that’s where our human resources expertise comes into play.
As well as investigations, we are able to assist employers in other areas to help communications improve. We develop customized workshops on bullying and harassment; supervisory and leadership skills (including performance coaching and difficult conversations); conflict resolution, and we also assist employers with employment policies.
Allow us to work with you to fulfill our mission of creating and maintaining healthy employment relationships.