Do You Suspect Theft in the Workplace?

If you or one of the members of management or corporate suspect foul play, fraud, workplace theft or any other matter of corporate crime, it may be time for your company to hire an investigator. The idea of contacting private investigation firms in order to manage a potential situation may seem daunting, but the fact is a professional and highly-rated firm will be able to get you the answers you are looking for, beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Companies will seek out the help of private investigation firms to handle internal corporate investigations such as:

  • Suspicions of Theft in the Workplace
  • Substance Abuse—employees coming in under the influence
  • Fraud
  • Compliance Issues
  • Work Productivity
  • Safety Concerns & Issues
  • And other matters.

Internal Corporate Investigations: How They Are Done

It's very important that when you choose an investigator or private investigation firm that you pick someone who is:

- Licensed
- Experienced in your exact case (for example, has the firm handled fraud before? How did they handle the case?)
- Can explain to you clearly how they handle the case and keep the matter discreet
-Is aware of all the legalities involving investigation in Canada

With that said, when it comes to investigating theft in the workplace, substance abuse, or any other issue, there are a few things that will happen when you work with one of the top-rated private investigation firms:

1- How Long Will the Case Run For?

Depending on your company's needs, a solid investigation firm will determine with you whether your case will need to be conducted on a:

  • Short-Term Basis (this will usually last a day to a few weeks)
  • Moyen-Term (this will usually last on average, 1-3 months)
  • Long-Term (this will usually last from four months to years)

A professional detective service can tell you what would be best based on the type of investigation you need.

2- What Equipment Will Be Needed? How Will The Case Be Carried Out?

Your investigator can tell you specifically what type of equipment may be needed in order to get answers to your case. For example, an investigator may or may not use video equipment or bugging in order to collect data. Your company's camera system may be used as well, if it is able to be used appropriately and discreetly. Ask the firm to clarify how the operative will be carried out.

Also, the detective firm should be able to determine rather quickly if your company's operative will need the average, "light" undercover investigation, or a deeper take.

For example, a light investigation will simply require a detective or PI to work during typical day hours in order to collect data and proof. However in the case of a deeper investigation, a PI will live the role of an employee in order to determine if there is theft in the workplace, employee or fraud of whatever the case may be. A deeper investigation is not as common, but if it is necessary, a professional private eye will delve deep into the company's core by assimilating as "just one of the guys/gals" in order to unearth the answers you are looking for.

No matter what the case may be, utilizing a professional investigation firm to discover answers can help maximize your company's profits, rid the company of improper and unsafe employees, and get the company moving on the right track again.


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