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Do’s and Don’ts When Interviewing in a Second Language

OIG is fortunate enough to have several bilingual attorney investigators who can conduct investigations involving individuals who don’t speak English as their first language. They have learned valuable lessons along the way to avoid miscommunications or misunderstandings.  Do: Prepare The investigator should take the time to translate all admonitions and introductions into the second language […]

Amy Oppenheimer Executive Profile in San Francisco Business Times

We’ve always known that OIG founding partner Amy Oppenheimer is a trailblazer. This “Executive Profile” piece from the December 17, 2021, issue of the San Francisco Business Times shares a little of her story, what inspired her to develop a practice in workplace investigations, and some insights into what inspires her outside of the office. […]

Book – Investigating Workplace Harassment: How to be Fair, Thorough, and Legal

“Easy-to-read, jampacked with excellent information, good examples, and readily accessible steps for investigating and managing harassment; it belongs on every manager’s desk.”  — Donald H. Weiss, Ph.D., President and CEO, Self-Management Communications, Inc.   Investigating Workplace Harassment, which was co-authored by Amy Oppenheimer and Craig Pratt, provides step-by-step techniques for investigating allegations of all types of […]

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07/22/2022 Managing Multigenerational Workforces Details
07/21/2022 How to Manage a Multigenerational Workforce Details
05/17/2022 Do’s and Don’ts When Interviewing in a Second Language Details
04/20/2022 Lessons from Ted Lasso Details
12/17/2021 Amy Oppenheimer Executive Profile in San Francisco Business Times Details
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11/08/2021 Microaggression Versus Dog Whistle Details
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10/08/2021 Lessons From the Tesla Racial Harassment Case Details
08/26/2021 Five lessons we can learn from the Cuomo debacle – and one reminder Details
08/03/2021 Intersectionality in Investigations Details
07/02/2021 The Pros and Cons of Handling Harassment Accusations in the Media Details
06/25/2021 Why Investigate Behavior That Is Not Illegal? Details
06/09/2021 Mediation: An Alternative Approach to Workplace Conflict Details
04/23/2021 Ken Hawkins — “How we approach conflict” Details
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