"Our mission is to help businesses build and maintain healthy employment relationships."
Kellie Auld is the owner and Principal Consultant of Simply Communicating. 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 40 years of investigative experience and as such, are well aware of the importance of managing an impartial and defendable investigation.
Simply Communicating is a Licenced Security Business and a member of the Private Investigators Association of BC (PIABC). We have professional Licensed Private Investigators who not only conduct workplace investigations, but also provide training on how to effectively manage workplace investigations, including how to conduct interviews, detect deception, assess credibility and write investigative reports.
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.
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.
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.