5 ways a detective agency can help your corporate business

22 Apr 2016

5 ways a private detective agency can help your corporate business

Corporate firms often find themselves in need of help from a private detective. Corporate businesses are often competitive, and people invest a lot of themselves and their money into the work; which means that any hint of suspicion or doubt about a person or situation can create huge stress and concern for you. The other thing about working in a corporate situation is that you’ll probably be incredibly busy and won’t have the time to confront the issue yourself – so asking for assistance from a private detective is a brilliant way to solve the problem.

Why might a corporate firm need a private detective’s help?

In the corporate world, when money, businesses and reputations are at stake, there are plenty of opportunities for fraudulent or unreasonable behaviour to occur. This means that you may feel uncertain about someone you are working with or possibly looking to hire, or you have reason to believe that someone has business interests outside of your firm…..

While many minor disputes and issues can certainly be handled internally, for more concerning issues, emotion can very often become a major factor, meaning if you let yourself take control of the situation, it can very quickly get out of hand. Additionally, in a corporate situation where data is everything and the potential allegations you’re making could be very serious, you should ensure you have concrete information to either back you up or give you peace of mind. That’s where a private detective comes in.

The 5 most effective ways a private detective can help a corporate firm:

  • Conduct thorough background checks on potential employees, investors, and any other people or businesses you may be about to work with to determine whether there is anything off putting or questionable that as occurred in their past.
  • Asset tracing, which will search and locate any hidden assets that another person or business may have, that they are withholding from you and ensure you do not become a victim of fraud.
  • A private detective can conduct surveillance, focusing on a concerning member of staff, potential client or business partner, to ensure they are telling the truth about their current work or their livelihood, and we may also consider vehicle tracking as part of the surveillance and by attaching a small, covert tracking advice to a specific vehicle, a private detective can determine exactly where the car is spending time and how long it is there for. If you are suspicious of an employee being absent, this process can give you the answers you need.
  • If you’re worried that your corporate workplace is under surveillance from a competitor, a private detective can conduct bug sweeping of your premises to remove any audio/visual equipment that is being used to steal information from your own team.
  • Corporate businesses may also, unfortunately, require a private detective to trace debtors on their behalf. If an associate, investor, employee or anyone else you are owed money from fails to uphold their end of the bargain and then leaves you without any notice of their whereabouts, a PI will make sure they are found. You will be able to have the details you need to ensure you receive the money you are owed, and move on from this highly infuriating situation.

Even if you’re not generally concerned about a specific issue or employee, having a private detective conduct a routine background check before an business deal or new hire is a great way to make certain that nothing untoward is going on, and that you feel totally confident moving forward.

If you work for a corporate firm and feel as though you could benefit from some assistance from our detectives, call us here at Global Investigations and we will assist you in any way you require.

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