There are a lot of private investigation services that business owners and businesses can make use of for protection and for the prevention of fraud and crime. Though the typical notion is that private investigators are only called in to investigate unsavoury activities, the fact is that this is an outdated concept of what private investigation services can do for businesses and business owners. Below are some of the other ways hiring a private investigator can help business owners promote a thriving business.
Help with Collections
It can be very difficult to locate people who do not want to pay debt or those who are hiding assets in order to get around having to pay debt. Private investigators can work with creditors to locate people in debt as well as identify possible hidden assets a person of interest may be covering up. Professional private investigators can get this done legally by using FCRA and GLBA compliant practices.
Perform Detailed Background Checks
Pre-employment detailed background checks is a necessity for some professions and positions, especially for those seeking work in a big company where a small mistake can equal huge losses. Although there are free websites that employers can use, they do not provide detailed and updated reports that professional private investigators can. This can also be done before a company merger or prior to a business deal to better safeguard company assets and reputation.
It can be a problem if some employees work for two companies with conflicting interests. Employment monitoring can nip poaching in the bud as well as prevent company secrets from falling into the wrong hands.
There are times when a person has to be located to serve as a witness, as a resource person, or to answer questions. A private investigator can locate missing persons using advanced searching techniques.
Perform Security Sweeps
It is very important for businesses to be able to identify security threats be they be in the form of digital threats or people with questionable motives. Private investigators can identify areas of weaknesses and devise plans to counter security problems before they arise.
Provide Surveillance Services
There are instances where some employees may try to work with rival companies, pretend to be sick or injured, or do things that can harm the business. Private investigators can provide surveillance services to uncover double dealings or scams before they happen or as they happen.
Assist with Termination
Terminating people can get ugly even when they did some wrongdoing. A private investigator can make this process easier as an unbiased third party particularly if the private eye can provide proof of an employee’s wrongdoing such as proof of stealing from the company or sharing information with competitors.
A Lot More!
There are so many ways that private investigation services can help business owners promote a thriving business. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or browse our list of private investigation services to find out which one you might need.