5 Reasons Your Business Should Hire a Private Investigator
APRIL 15, 2019
Every business owner knows the risks involved in the hiring process. It involves putting your trust into a stranger who wants to take part in running your business, some way or another. Fortunately, it’s common to hire employees who turn out to be exactly what their resume implies: experienced, hard-workers that will bring a lot to the table. On the contrary, there will be those employees you wish you had never hired on, maybe because they called in every other day or caused too much workplace drama. Perhaps, you even have reason to believe an employee did something far worse, and you’re out to prove it.
Hiring a private investigator can help you to gather evidence into employees who may be taking advantage of your business. Whether they’re stealing, milking the clock, or faking workplace injury, a private investigator can help you in more ways than one.
Keep Your Suspicions Under Wraps
If you suspect an employee is up to no good, then you’ll probably want to hide your suspicions until you know who it is, based on evidence. Imagine this: cash drawers have been consistently showing up short and you need to find out why. If your staff learns about your investigation into the problem, it’s likely the culprit will find ways to be sneakier and sneakier, so they won’t get caught.
Hiring a private investigator can help keep your suspicions under wraps; you won’t have to probe into the problem while you’re at work doing your job. By giving us all the information you have that pertains to the case, we can do the snooping around for you, and no one will suspect a thing.
Conduct External Surveillance
More likely than not, you don’t want to get caught up with your employees outside of work. It might make you feel uncomfortable, they might notice you, and ultimately confront you. However, what your employee is doing outside of working hours could give you insight into the type of person they are and what they’re capable of doing. Say an employee is spending lavish amounts of money outside of work, or even stealing from other local store-these details could lead you to catching them in the act at your own establishment.
A professional investigator can conduct external surveillance of an employee for you, legally. We have the resources and time to do so, without the risk of getting noticed and caught.
Collect the Evidence You Need
Over the course of a few weeks, a private investigator will begin to collect the evidence you need to close your case. Through surveillance of your suspect, we notice patterns, odd behaviors, and can listen in on conversations that may prove to be of use. This sets you up with the answers you need to solve your case and make a decision on how to confront the perpetrator. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may decide to take the case to court, which brings us to our next point.
Build a Legal Case with an Attorney
Without sufficient evidence of wrongdoing, you won’t be able to win a case in the court of law. If you choose to work with us, you won’t be alone when it comes to building your case and setting yourself up for success with the information you need. When the time comes to hire an attorney, you will already have a file of evidence to back your claims against the employee at hand. This gives you and your attorney an advantage when it comes to working together on how to proceed with conviction and settling the matter in court.
Working with a Private Investigator
As you know, your business can’t afford to keep dishonest, distrustworthy employees around, but it’s likely you’ll eventually have an experience with one. While we hope you don’t end up needing to hire a private investigator, the chance is certainly there. And, if it does come to that, you can feel confident knowing our team at Arkansa Investigations will take care of you.