Investigations may be on the rise again this year. According to the
NAVEX 2022 Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report,
the overall volume of internal reports held steady in 2021, at 1.3
reports per 100 employees.
However, there was a steady upward trend from April 2021 through
the end of the year, indicating that we may be in for an uptick
as employees return to the office after working remotely for the
previous year. In particular, reports about financial concerns,
including accounting and audits, rose substantially, from 3% in 2020
to 5% in 2021.
Many businesses are hiring new investigators to keep up with the
workload. But what are the core skills and traits of a successful
corporate investigator per investigation type? This is the question we thoroughly address in this checklist.