As a business owner or someone responsible for the welfare of an organization you always need to have your finger on the pulse of what’s going on at your workplace. What are your employees up to? Are they working in your interest or against your interest? Are your business secrets being handed over to your competitors? Are your accounts being fudged? Is your office infrastructure being used for activities other than office work? Are your employees safe?
Not having information on any of these can put you in a vulnerable situation and it may cost you millions of dollars in terms of malpractices suits, sexual abuse and undermining your business image.
Information about your current and prospective employees
Pre-employment and background screening is perhaps one of the most essential components of any business investigation. How do you know the employee you are planning to hire is a worthy candidate and he or she is not making up all the experience and educational qualifications he or she is claiming to have? What if your candidate has one or multiple previous criminal records? What if he or she is a habitual sex offender or an alcohol or drug abuser? What if he or she has been repeatedly booked for reckless driving and even causing injury to someone? What if the person who should actually be behind bars is about to be given access to the most critical part of your business?
All these are dangerous antecedents to have in an employee. Having the right information can make all the difference. It’s not your job to get offenders arrested and put behind bars of course, but it is certainly your job to keep your business safe from them by keeping them away and making sure that you hire someone with an impeccable record. Timely information gathered by McLaughlin Investigative Group Inc. can save you from the impending disaster. Businesses all over America are losing billions of dollars simply because they fail to invest a paltry sum for getting the details of the employees they are hiring verified.
And what about your current employees? Are they being faithful to you? Are they pilfering away your secrets and selling them to your competitors? Are they hacking into your accounting system?
Aside from verifying the details of your new recruits you also need to keep a tab on your existing employees. No, we don’t encourage you to snoop on your employees but as the size of your organization grows so grows everybody’s stake and when stakes are higher, you need to be vigilant. You simply cannot depend on goodwill and trustworthiness. If goodwill and trustworthiness exist, they need to manifest in the shape of evidence. If they are lacking, then this lack must be revealed to you too so that you can take timely action. Surveillance, information gathering and background screening are integral part of day-to-day business running and you ignore them only at the cost of your business as well as peace of mind.
Yes, information is power and just like any weapon, you can use this power for good and for bad. In our case, the information is always used for good. For your good. And for the good of those who trust you to take care of their interests.
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