New corporate clients often ask us a lot of questions. We’ve compiled the most commons ones along with answers straight from our team of seasoned private investigators. Sit back and get to find out why your company might be in need of a corporate investigation.
What is corporate investigation?
Corporate investigation is a deep assessment conducted by a private investigator to help organizations be protected from compromised customer information, misuse or abuse of your company network, possible damaged reputation, or any liability if your company network has been used to launch an attack on other systems.
In a nutshell, corporate investigations perform a thorough investigation of your operations and that is why it can also be referred to as business investigations.
What services are provided by private eyes for corporate investigations?
If you want to find out if embezzlement or fraud is going on, if a potential business partner is clean, or if a possible business merger will benefit you, then a corporate investigation is a service that private investigators can provide to help with that.
Private investigators can provide business investigation services for a wide range of topics such as criminal inquiries, background checks, financial searches, and intellectual property breach.
Why would a company need business investigation?
Business these days is all about being informed so you can make the best decisions. Business investigations arm you with that information and other tools for your organization’s success. Examples of this are as follows:
- Businesses remain prosperous through brand monitoring, media monitoring, compliance audits, and internet monitoring.
- You can be protected from your competition and those who wish to take advantage of your company with the help of intellectual property investigations.
- Internal operations can be protected from fraud by checking up on your new partners (or third parties that you hire) and performing background checks for potential hires, more so for a crucial position.
- Investigations on due diligence can prevent your company from heading to a lawsuit.
- Your company can get the compensation or damages it is entitled to in the event of a deal gone sour or a partnership that has gone rogue.
What happens during a corporate investigation?
Business investigations can be performed a variety of ways and tailored to your specific needs. The private investigator you hire will guide you on what specific services you need based on your case. This is why it is crucial that you be as direct about the information you are seeking or the needs you want to be addressed so the private investigator can help resolve your situation.
What services are conducted during a business investigation?
Some of the services provided by private investigators include due diligence, integrity testing, counter measure sweeps, computer forensics, financial investigation, surveillance, and security penetration checks.
Why you need to hire a private investigator for a corporate investigation?
Let’s face it, the more you know about your competitors, your internal operations, your business partners, and your market, the more likely that you’ll succeed. It is not uncommon for companies these days to have internal corporate investigators or have some private investigators on retainer so that they can get the information they need as soon as they need them.
Being on top of what is going on means having an edge over everyone else. Businesses are complex entities, and the larger your business, the less likely that the ‘real score’ gets delivered on top. With corporate investigations, you’ll be able to see through departments that may be hiding data, partners that may also be partners with your competitors, or moles posing as job applicants.
Don’t forget, hiring experienced private investigators that knows the ins and outs of corporate law means getting data that matters, that is admissible in court, and free from corporate politics.