Investigation services to help your business succeed.
The success of your ethics and compliance program depends on an effective workplace investigations process. You need a process that is robust yet flexible. You need to conduct prompt, thorough, lawful, and business-focused workplace investigations. A well-planned investigation is your key to establishing legal defenses, meeting regulatory requirements, and implementing corrective steps.
We deliver tailored, expert advice, investing time in understanding our clients and building long-term, trusted relationships that look beyond any single engagement.
We advise every size of organization, from non-profits, to healthcare, to academia, to government agencies, to some of the world’s largest multinational companies.
No matter your size, Winter Investigations can help you meet your workplace investigation challenges.
Process Design and Optimization
Whether your organization has an established workplace investigation process or no formal process in place, we can help.
We can evaluate your program to confirm it is working effectively, improve an existing process, or help you build one.
We can also strengthen your investigations process with tailored policies, intake procedures, investigator protocols, and an investigator’s toolkit.
Winter Investigations works with organizations to identify the scope of each investigation so it covers all relevant issues, and to create a focused investigation plan that is efficient, cost-effective and tailored to those issues.
Our in-depth knowledge of investigation techniques guides us to analyze the evidence and to reach clear, reasoned decisions.
Effective investigations depend on investigators who received quality training.
We develop our own training content. Training modules can be tailored to your specific needs. The content is business-focused and emphasizes practical steps.
Training classes range from lunch-and-learn meetings to on-site training to webinars to multi-day sessions.
CaseManagement and Coaching
You need to manage your workplace investigations docket properly.Winter Investigations can guide you and your investigators to ensure that the process remains efficient, business focused, and protects your organization.
Investigation Policies and Procedures
Training for Investigators, Managers and Compliance Officers
Case Management and Hotline Response
Investigator Coaching and Mentoring
Interim and Outsourced Investigation Services
Title IX and DEI Training
Investigation Data Analytics
Meric Bloch is passionate about investigations.
Meric created the Winter Method® for conducting workplace investigations, a methodology emphasizing root-cause analysis and business-related guidance. The Winter Method is a framework for investigators to consider the totality of business risks created when misconduct arises.
He designed, implemented, and managed workplace-investigations process globally for three multinational companies and a healthcare system. He has trained thousands of HR, internal audit, legal, and compliance professionals to conduct investigations.
Meric has conducted more than 800 internal investigations of fraud and serious workplace misconduct globally. He has extensive professional experience counseling business executives on the legal and business issues arising from investigations.
Meric is on the faculty of the Society of Corporate Investigations and Ethics’ Investigations and Ethics Academy as well as a member of its Board of Directors.
Meric is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Financial Crime Specialist, a Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe, a Professional Certified Investigator, and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional-Fellow.