case studies

Whistle Blowing Investigation for a Public Sector Organisation

Appointed by the Chair to conduct four disciplinary investigations into allegations against the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of HR and Deputy Director of Performance of a public sector organisation. The investigation was commissioned following a GGI investigation into whistle-blowing concerns.

Bullying Investigation for a Financial Services Company

Appointed by the Chair of an organisation to investigate a grievance of bullying raised by an employee against a board member for a financial services company. A finding of bullying was upheld and Ibex Gale’s leadership development team worked with the company to ensure both the complainant and the subject of the disciplinary action were retained in the organisation and could continue to function effectively in a team.

Bullying and Harrassment Investigation for an NHS Trust

An investigation into culture of bullying and harassment within Maternity Services at an NHS Trust following findings of a CQC inspection. The project involved interviews with over 65 employees.

Whistle Blowing Investigation at an NHS Trust

Appointed by the Chief Executive to conduct a highly sensitive and complex investigation into NHS reporting requirements following whistle-blowing concerns at a leading teaching hospital. Poppy was required to present her investigation report and recommendations at Board and subsequently to Monitor and the CQC.

In-house People Management Support

We provide an outsourced people function to an asset management business specialising in retail and leisure centres across the UK. The company employs in the region of 150 employees, with its senior managers being responsible for all people-related activity. For the last 3 years we have been the “face” of its people management function, integrating ourselves into the organisation, building close working relationships with senior managers and helping the organisation to achieve its commercial objectives. Our support has encompassed responding to day-to-day queries from managers; managing complex cases, restructuring projects and people transfers (TUPE); implementing people management software; and delivering people management awareness training and personal development coaching.

Change Management for a Global Software Company

Project managing 8 separate restructures for a global software company, reducing the UK business from circa 350 employees to 150 employees over an 18 month period.

Managing a TUPE and Redundancy Program

Project managing the TUPE transfer of 300 employees and a subsequent redundancy programme following a contract change.

Training Courses for a National Leisure Company

Devising and delivering a suite of training courses for a national leisure company employing 9,000.

Race Discrimination Hearing

Advising a charitable organisation’s appeal panel in respect of an appeal by a Director against the dismissal of his race discrimination grievance.

Investigation into Race Discrimination

Appointed by the Board of Trustees of an Academy School to investigate complaints of unlawful race discrimination made by two teachers and a pupil against the Principal and other members of staff.

Race Discrimination and Bullying for an NHS Trust

Part of a four person panel appointed by a flagship NHS Trust to investigate allegations of race discrimination and bullying within its Maternity Services department.

Discrimination Investigation for a Local Authority

Appointed by a Local Authority to investigation allegations of race, age and disability discrimination made by one of its solicitors against members of its legal department.

Employee Restructuring and Redundancy Management

Project managing a restructure of a business unit involving circa 180 employees and resulting in over 50 redundancies.

Employee Terms and Conditions

Managing a project to change the terms and conditions of circa 40 employees, ultimately resulting in all employees agreeing to sign new contracts.

Mediation in the Workplace

Successfully mediating between two employees to restore an effective working relationship as part of the resolution of a grievance raised by one against the other. As a result of the mediation, which gave the parties a unique opportunity to share their experiences and understand each other’s perspectives, an agreement was reached which covered, amongst other things, practical arrangements that the parties would adhere to in order to prevent similar disputes arising in future.