We're currently reviewing the way our disciplinary investigations are undertaken. At present two members of our HR team would conduct an investigation and then a Senior Manager from within the business would Chair the Hearing (accompanied by another member of HR). We're considering bringing managers (the level below our Senior Managers) in to investigate with one member of HR. For this we're considering that manager being from within the same department that the employee is based in.
I'm keen to learn what other companies do in this regard, people experiences of involving managers at the disciplinary stage and your views on this as an idea?
Thanks in advance