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SHRM@QU Presents: Workplace Investigations by Paula Anthony

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SHRM@QU is a local student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. We provide students from across the University with the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of Human Resource Management through affiliation with the New Haven Chapter, the CT State Council, and the national SHRM organization.

The objectives of this chapter include:

*Promoting the exchange of work-related experience of established business professionals with the theoretical academic perspectives of student and faculty members through open forums and information exchanges.

*Encouraging the acquisition, growth, and continuation of our respective careers in human resource management through expanded knowledge, camaraderie, respect, and mutual support among chapter members and through our affiliation with SHRM and our sponsoring chapter.

*Provide a pool of human resource management leaders for perpetuation of the chapter and of SHRM.

*Function as an important vehicle for promoting the field of human resource management to students.

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2933350_1Paula Anthony is a member of the Labor and Employment practice group called Berchem Moses. She received her undergraduate degree from Pace University before attending the Villanova University School of Law.  She works with both private and public sector clients working on employee and employment matters.

She presented to SHRM@QU members on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 regarding workplace investigations. When diverse groups come together that there are always challenges in the workplace. Common issues that her clients run into stem from mistakes including ignoring complaints, failing to plan adequately, delaying investigation or not being thorough enough, losing objectivity, failing to conduct interviews, failing to reach a conclusion, or failing to take action. Her job is to work with HR to solve employee and employer lawsuits. She thinks that bringing in a legal team is necessary for a company when HR needs an area of expertise and when a complaint is filed against HR. She warned students to always know the scope of an investigation in the workplace but also that scope can change throughout an investigation. She explained that the one of the most important things HR professionals can do is to create and enforce policies and procedures in the workplace.

You can learn more about Paula here: https://www.berchemmoses.com/Attorneys/Paula-N-Anthony.shtml

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