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Congratulations, you’ve completed your first workplace investigation. But that’s not the end just yet! HR professionals should be cautious of potential fallout or issues that may arise once the case is closed. Elizabeth Agnvall of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) explains that even once the investigation is over and the case is closed, there are lingering emotions, traumas and pains that have to be attended to. Her article provides support in managing this part of the aftershock.

She concludes with the importance of keeping the ‘channels clear’ so everyone feels free and open to share moving forward. Also, this allows you to evaluate your process and ensure your organization’s atmosphere is promoting your core values so your employees all feel comfortable.