Now, more than ever before, hiring a private investigations company such as King Investigators to carry out in-depth background checks into potential employees and even potential business partners, has become a vital part of protecting your company, assets and reputation.
With the technology available today, one doesn’t need to be the sharpest pencil in the box to manufacture a past that looks really great on paper, hiding a truth from you that could cause your company untold damage and loss.
We’ve seen it over and over again; people in some of the highest positions of power in business and in politics have been found to have done far more than merely colour outside the lines of truth where it comes to their achievements and qualifications.
Many have even claimed to have degrees that were never earned at all, and it’s as easy as having access to the right information at an academic level.
With people on this level pulling the wool over the eyes of those who employ them, how much more can any employee, especially one employed in a sensitive position, do to fool you?
With a virtual shutdown in our economy due to COVID-19, coupled with even higher unemployment rates than ever before, even the most honest people have become susceptible to criminal activities in the workplace, driven by sheer desperation to survive.
In-depth background checks are important, but once an employee is in a position of trust, it becomes difficult to put your finger on why it is that you feel that something isn’t right, whether in inexplicable loss of products or small financial losses that add up to a lot at the end of a year.
Rather than absorbing the cost of ‘small’ crimes in the workplace, nip them in the bud by doing something about it the moment anything seems out of place.
An in-depth background check is a good place to start
Not all companies that fire staff for theft will bother to take the matter any further than the dismissal itself, it’s just too much red tape to go through to take the person to court. Inevitably what this means is that the next employer is completely unaware of the true background of the person being considered for a position in their company.
This is a situation that happens a lot in positions that involve those handling stock, whether in a warehouse or on the floor of a retail store, as well as those working in the financial departments.
Protecting sensitive company data with the right information about an employee
With the rapid growth in technology, white collar crimes currently cost South African businesses around R40 billion a year, and it’s on the increase, especially when employees are able to cook the books from the comfort of their office chair, in your office!
If you open up sensitive company information to someone newly appointed to a position of trust, it’s best for you to know exactly who’ll be sitting in that hot seat!
This is how confidential client information is stolen and sold for a price, and, it’s also how syndicates get someone into a position of trust in a company, in order to steal secrets about any new developments in products or customer information etc.
There’s a whole world of corporate espionage out there that’s alive and well, getting better every day, so what’s important is to make sure that you’ve covered all your bases by regularly reviewing the staff who have access to this type of data.
Hire a reputable private investigator to uncover proof of white collar crime
King Investigators has fast become a valuable resource for many clients for over ten years now, clients that are determined to protect sensitive information about their companies, as well as to root out theft and fraud, and to start at the very beginning with in-depth background checks and even lie detector tests.
Without keeping the small things in check, your company stands to lose far more than money, it could also have a negative impact on your reputation, smearing your good name to the extent that no one will do business with you again!
As the top investigative firm in South Africa, the team of licensed investigators at King Investigators bring over 20 years’ worth of combined experience to bear when investigating crime in the workplace.
If you need concrete proof of employee theft, fraud or embezzlement, King Investigators have the expertise and knowledge to dig deep enough to provide you with proof of exactly what’s happening in your business.
Whether yours in small to medium business or a major corporation, you know that in this economic climate you can’t afford the accumulated damage that unchecked crimes in the workplace can cause.
It’s important to consider the real value of retaining a trusted investigative company like King Investigators as a partner to keep your company as safe as is possible from white collar crime and any other crime that threatens the health of your business.
Contact King Investigators the next time you need proof that’ll protect your company from any unnecessary losses and retain the integrity of your name.
If you need irrefutable proof of any employee theft, fraud or embezzlement, King Investigators know exactly how to go about providing you with proof of exactly what’s happening in your business.
Whether yours in small business or a major corporation, you know that you can’t afford the accumulated damage that unchecked crimes in the workplace can cause.
It’s important to consider the real value of retaining the services of a trusted investigative company like King Investigators as a partner in keeping your company safe from white collar crime and employee theft.
Contact King Investigators the next time you need proof that’ll protect your company from any unnecessary losses and to retain the integrity of your name.