Hanzo's 2019 State of Internal Investigations Survey
Every organization conducts internal investigations in response to potential risks, misconduct, whistleblowing, hotline reports, regulatory violations, and criminal activity.
But how those investigations are done, what they're focused on, where you find evidence, and whether or not those efforts are effective can vary. At Hanzo, our goal isn't just to help you conduct more conclusive and efficient investigations with modern technology and web-based evidence, it's to learn about the best practices and strategies of compliance, legal, and eDiscovery professionals around the world, and share those findings with our community.
This self-reflection exercise and benchmark should only take 4 minutes of your time, and by participating, you'll be granted early access to our consolidated research and published report on the 2019 State of Internal Investigations when it's released later this year.
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What topics or risk areas do you most frequently conduct internal investigations about? (select all that apply)
Anti-Bribery & Corruption
Conflicts of Interest
Confidentiality (and IP)
Discrimination and Diversity
Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
Third Party Risk
How many internal investigations do your organization conduct on an annual basis?
Of these internal investigations, what percentage do you believe you substantiate or reach a satisfying conclusion to?
Less than 10%
11% - 25%
26% - 50%
51% - 75%
76% - 100%
What sources of data do you consider when investigating a claim?
Internal collaboration and chat technologies
Social media activity
Do you look for data and information to support your investigation on social media and the web?
How do you feel about the time it takes to conduct an internal investigation in your organization?
It takes too long and is a very manual process
It takes too long even though we use technology to help
We're comfortable with the time it takes
It's generally pretty quick and it's a very manual process
It's generally pretty quick because we use technology to help
It varies too much from case to case
In your experience, what are the risks or consequences of an inefficient or poorly conducted internal investigation
Lack of productivity
Loss of trust
Erosion of corporate culture
Perceived failure of compliance program from the organization
Personal sense of failure to deliver justice
Higher litigation costs
How do you currently preserve evidence and data relevant to each investigation?
We take screenshots
We use PDFs
We use an archiving technology
Once an investigation starts, do you monitor the subjects of interest and relevant data for new or changed content?
Yes, in an on and off capacity
Yes, continuously until the conclusion of the investigation
Yes, throughout the investigation and after it has concluded
It depends on the investigation
Which of the following ability are compelling to you and would be helpful to your investigations approach? (Select all that apply)
The ability to correctly pair an individual to their online social media and web presence
The ability to automatically parse through all of the data online to quickly find relevant data and content on social media that applies to an investigation instead of doing it manually
The ability to archive and preserve this data as potential evidence in a legally defensible way
The ability to analyze data shared online and on social media and draw conclusions or trends from it
None of the above
Are there any concerns you may have about using a technology capable of these abilities in your organization?
Would you be interested in trying this technology within your organization in a risk-free setting to see if it could be a viable solution to your internal challenges around investigations?
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