Corporate and commercial investigations is an investigation involving a business or corporation for the purpose of uncovering wrongdoing by management, staff, or third party contractors.
Corporate investigation services benefit and support businesses large or small. From conducting simple background checks to uncovering corporate espionage or revealing fraud and embezzlement. A private detective is able to keep businesses from harmful practices directed against them. Different types of corporate investigations include:
- Employee Background Checks
- Criminal Investigations
- Internal Theft / Fraud
- Employee Absenteeism
- Counter-surveillance / Bug Sweeps
A business owner, its executives and staff all have a responsibility to ensure their business runs smoothly. It's important to get trained or obtain additional knowledge when it comes to dealing with unethical practices. If you own a retail store then getting trained on retail theft prevention can be highly beneficial for you bottom line.
Depending on what you want investigating in your business, will decide what type of corporate investigation an investigator will conduct. Undercover investigations involves a detective blending in with the company to look like an employee to uncover employee misconduct like theft, fraud, drug abuse, or harassment.
Detectives can conduct research to find out information about companies that you do business with as well as perform in-depth background checks on employees. A detective can also get involved financial investigations to uncover embezzlement, money laundering, etc. and look for corruption and industrial espionage.
If you own or operate as an executive in a business (large or small) and experiencing employee dishonesty, financial irregularities, or doubt the legitimacy of a company you are doing business with, a corporate investigator can find evidence that is legally obtained, so it can be used in a court of law.