Corporate investigative services & Professional life

The choices we make shape the life we live. That is why it is important to choose correctly to be in the path we desire. To have a healthy professional life, it is important to take careful steps at the different stages of one’s career. The corporate world in which we exist today is extremely competitive. The struggle to successfully survive in this intense environment and that too without losing one’s special identity has its own set of challenges.

We, as a private investigation agency offer the following services under corporate investigation. As indicated by the name, these investigative services are useful for dealing with issues relating to one’s professional life. Let’s have a look at each one of them.

EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION:

Employees are the chief assets of an organization therefore it is important to choose the right kind of people while hiring them. Then, even after hiring qualified candidates as employees it is extremely necessary to monitor them from time to time regarding the work performed by them in their respective roles. It has been rightly said that a healthy and successful organization is not just a one step process, but a result of continuous efforts.

Therefore, we as a detective agency provide both pre-employment investigation and post-employment investigation. Under pre-employment investigation, the credentials of chosen candidates are verified before employing them in important positions and on the other hand, under post-employment investigation, we keep an eye on the existing employees and ensure that no one is causing any threat to the security of the company through their job position.

MYSTERY SHOPPING

This is another service under corporate investigation which is highly in demand. “Customer satisfaction” is a key factor to be achieved in this corporate world and the mystery shopping service acts as a perfect tool to measure it.

Yes, retailers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, grocery store owners and others who want to measure the quality of customer experience in their establishments can use this service. Under mystery shopping, people are sent to these establishments disguised as customers to assess the quality of service provided by these establishments. These so called customers are called “mystery shoppers”. After visiting these locations, they provide their feedback on these establishments from the customer’s point of view. Through this service, business owners can understand the strengths and weaknesses of their establishments and improve accordingly.

ASSET VERIFICATION

Trust between two parties is a fundamental element for forming any business association but can we trust anybody who appears to be skilled and promising in running a business?

No we can’t. Running a business is a huge challenge and it is essential to verify and confirm the other party’s authenticity before setting up any professional partnership with them. Under asset verification investigation, we confirm the existence of assets and liabilities as mentioned by a person. Our vast experience in this field helps us to locate all movable and immovable assets of an organization with utmost effectiveness as possible.

BUG-SWEEPS

As we have already discussed above, corporate world is really intense and competitive and sometimes things do get too far in such an environment. Some may plant bugs in their competitor’s workplace to snoop and eavesdrop their private conversations. Debugging is the process to handle such cases. The process of debugging simply means locating and removing bugs so as to protect the safety and security of workplace. This is commonly called as “electronic sweeping” or “bug sweeping”.

OTHER SERVICES

There are many other services under corporate investigation apart from the above mentioned ones. Some of them include due diligence, employee theft investigation, insurance fraud investigation and copyright infringement investigation etc.

 At last it will not be wrong to say that these services under corporate investigation are nothing but an asset to solve issues relating to professional life. If you are also looking for a dedicated and experienced corporate investigation service then contact us. City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. will prove itself to be your best choice.

Things that corporate groups need to know about Private investigators

There are many corporate groups out today, which are a huge source of inspiration to all of us. Time and again, we have seen examples that have proved to us that in order to maintain a successful professional life, hard work, ingenuity, determination, dedication and of course, competitive spirit are some of the essential requirements because these are the factors which helps one to survive in the long run.

We, City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. are one of the prime investigation agencies of our time with an experience of more than two decades. As a service provider, we know that in order to create a remarkable place in the industry, one has to properly maintain their organization along with creating it to be one of the best.

In addition to personal investigation, City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. is also involved in dealing with the corporate investigation which focuses on providing essential investigative services required for issues relating to one’s corporate life. We know, as a part of this society we all want to maintain a fulfilling professional life along with personal life and we cannot ignore the one for the other. They are like two sides of the same coin and they both hold significant value in one’s life. 

On that note, here we are going to discuss some of the common services provided by us for corporate groups. Some of the corporate groups may have used services by a private investigation agency at one point or other and some may have never used them at all. Whether you belong to the first category or the latter one, it doesn’t matter because this article focuses on the future opportunities not on the previous actions. Let’s have a look at some of the services provided by private investigators for corporate groups so that we can understand how corporate investigative services can benefit corporate groups in the long run.

PRE – EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION:-

This is one commonly used service by corporate groups. As the name suggests, it involves conducting a proper investigation on the selected candidates before hiring them as employees in an organization. It is a kind of background screening where we focus on some of the key areas like identity verification, education, previous experience and family background etc. There are people around us who may not always consider ethical and morally acceptable ways to get ahead in the society. There are people who may even provide misleading information about themselves in their CV’s in order to get employed. Pre-employment investigation is like a preventive measure against the people who participate in such activities. Consider it like a filtering process before hiring suitable candidates for a job.

POST – EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION:-

This is also one of the services provided by us for corporate groups, though some may not use it as commonly as pre-employment investigation. Many believe that using pre-employment investigation is enough to ensure security of an organisation but is it though?

Are you wondering what post-employment investigation is all about?

As per the name, post-employment investigation simply means keeping an eye on the activities of the staff members after their employment in the organization. It is necessary to check the activities of the employees even after hiring them because growth of business organisation depends on continuous monitoring and management. It is not just a one-time thing.

A business organization’s performance depends upon the efficiency and effectiveness of the employees hired which makes conducting post-employment investigation in an organisation as an important step. Through this service, one can monitor their employees and the activities performed by them, so that if any deviations are found in their actions then effective measures can be taken to correct it. Under this process, private investigators aim to ensure complete protection of company’s data base and other confidential details.

MYSTERY SHOPPING:

This is one of the popular services under corporate investigation. As we have already discussed above, every successful organization requires continuous monitoring and regulation to keep everything in order and on that note, we can say that mystery shopping is a very useful service for that purpose. Under mystery shopping service, mystery shoppers are sent to the establishment (who opts for this service) to observe the place and to note key factors about its working like price charged for the goods, staff interaction, quality of the goods sold by them etc. All the observations are recorded from a customer’s point of view and then it is reported back to the owners of the establishment so that they can know about the actual position of their business.

ASSET VERIFICATION:

Under this investigation, private investigators find out about all the movable and immovable assets owned by a company so that corporate groups can know about the people they are dealing with. It is risky to associate with other corporate entities without properly verifying their actual status and that is why, asset verification is immensely useful for that purpose.

OTHER SERVICES:-

Apart from the above mentioned ones, there are many other services under corporate investigation provided by private investigators. Some of the other service include due diligence, employee theft, copyright infringement investigation, bug-sweeping, surveillance and insurance fraud investigation etc.

This was all about the important services which are provided by private investigators for corporate groups.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are also looking for a professional investigator to deal with the above mentioned corporate issues then don’t wait. Reach out to us.

5 reasons to choose private detectives before hiring someone

What kind of a person should be hired in an organisation?

We are sure that you may have many answers for this but most importantly you may believe that a good hiring decision involves employing someone who can add value to the organisation and be an asset for the employer and not a liability, isn’t it?

Recruiting someone can be a huge responsibility because a lot of factors are necessary to be considered while hiring someone. Choosing the most perfect candidate out of many alternatives is not an easy task. An organisation’s success is hugely dependent upon the people who work there and that makes the process of hiring even more crucial. Therefore, we present you, one of the most important categories of corporate investigation which can be extremely useful in this case. Yes… we are talking about none other than “PRE-EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION

Pre-employment investigation simply means conducting a comprehensive investigation on the selected candidates who have applied for a job in an organisation. This investigation is done to verify their details before hiring them in the organisation. Pre-employment investigation is turning out to be one of the most sought after investigations of all times due its necessity in the corporate world.

To have a deep look into this subject, we have enlisted five major reasons to choose private detectives before hiring someone:-

Identity confirmation:

Identity is necessary to be known when you are considering that person to become a part of your organisation. There are people who may even lie about their identity and hide their true selves, if they have committed any morally questionable things in their life. Thus, pre-employment investigation is a kind of protection against such people who may try to deceive you & your organisation with a fake identity. This investigation provides you some basic idea about their background, so that you can properly judge a person before hiring them in your organisation.

Verification of the qualification:

Qualifications are not just mere conditions required for a job but they are also an indicator of a person’s capability with respect to the job applied. We are living in a competitive age where people do everything in their power to get ahead of others even if it involves lying about their qualifications. You know what happens then, don’t you?

If they get hired, they will ultimately sabotage the workings of their organization through their incompetency and ineptness.

Thus, it’s better to be safe from such people through a detailed qualification check which comes under pre-employment investigation.

Criminal history (if any):

As an employer, you should know what kind of people you are hiring because your organisation will ultimately bear the consequences for the actions of your employee. Through pre-employment investigation, you can have a brief look at a candidate’s past before hiring him/her in your organization. Under this investigation, you can also use criminal background check to know if the candidate has ever been involved in any kind of criminal activity.

Previous employment & experience:

You may have heard that we all should learn from history as it teaches us new things, helps us to avoid making further mistakes in the present and guides us to create a better future. Then you can imagine that how it is extremely significant for the employers to have a proper knowledge about their employee’s history. Through pre-employment investigation, you can get details about a candidate’s previous employment (if any) and his/her experience with respect to the job applied by him/her. You can also verify the authenticity of their previous salary.

Other important details:

Apart from all the above mentioned factors, you can also know about other necessary details regarding the candidate applying for the job. By other details, we mean information relating to marital status, medical history and overall personality traits etc.

Now, you may have understood about the importance of hiring the right person for an organisation and how pre-employment investigation can ensure that. We believe that when the time comes, you will make the right decision.

Importance of Corporate investigation

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU  ARE  EMPLOYING SOMEONE?

If you have to give some advice to your closed ones about safety precautions to be taken with respect to the dangers of increasing crime rate in our society, what would you say?

Be careful about people with whom you associate … Never trust anyone blindly…and most importantly, don’t fall into meaningless sweet talk, always try to be vigilant and completely aware of your surroundings. These will be the foremost contents of your advice isn’t it?

If we talk about the corporate world, we know that it is an undeniable fact that in order to extend the services of an organisation, one has to network and create professional connections with new people.

We are living in a modern age, where crimes can take different shapes and forms. Therefore, while establishing new contacts, it is really important to be careful and make every decision cautiously. It doesn’t matter whether you are hiring someone new to play a pivotal role in your organization or entering into a business agreement with another company, it is very important to be fully informed about the person with whom you are dealing with, especially in the corporate world where carelessness and inadequacy from your part can lead to very harmful consequences and effect not just you, but your organization as a whole.

Pre-employment and Post-employment investigation services by private investigation agency

Thus, it will not be wrong to say that a complete background check on the people & organizations with whom you make professional connections is a necessity considering the situation of today’s world and crucial for maintaining the hard-earned reputation of your business organization. In daily news, you must have heard about a number of examples where business organizations suffered a great deal due to corporate frauds and scandals. If you have heard about that, don’t you think that timely pre – employment verification of the employees and proper post employment investigation would have at-least helped in minimizing such occurrences?

Taking proper measures before making a decision is not an unnecessary procedure but a step towards protection from harmful elements.

City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. has been playing a key role as one of the prime detective agencies of this age offering pre-employment and post employment investigation services. Our investigative procedures aim at ensuring complete safety and security of our clients.  

So, if you are also looking for a reliable corporate investigator, reach out to us.

Importance of Detective Agency in Corporate World

Importance of Detective Agency in Corporate World

CORPORATE WORLD AND ITS CHALLENGES

We are living in 21st century, where even sky is not the limit for us. Every day, we are witnessing some new changes and facing some new challenges in order to develop and grow. Ambition is the only fuel, which drives people towards success. Some people fulfill their ambition through hard work and some people fulfill their ambitions using unfair means like cheating, scamming and by performing fraudulent activities. Sadly, you will find that, more people belong to the latter category in this world. private detective agency

Large number of organizations becomes victim of such people, each and every day. To understand, let’s have a look at some of these situations.

Mr. A is running a successful clothing line, everything is going well, then suddenly he finds out that the designs finalized by him for his upcoming project are already put into display by his competitors; Ms. B is running a  fast food chain, due to managing a huge number of outlets, she doesn’t gets time to be around in a single place for a long time and she doesn’t understand that , how can she get to know whether her staff is responsible, treating the customers well and managing her fast food outlets in a prescribed manner at her absence ; Mr. C hires Mr. X in his firm and after six months to his absolute shock, he finds out that Mr. X has been selling trade secrets to their business rivals.

Did you notice something common in all the above stated examples? People are facing different kinds of issues in their profession life, according to the nature of their profession. Some are facing consequences for their actions and some are in deep dilemma and unsure about the actions to be taken. These examples depict some of the challenges faced by people in the corporate world. There is one thing to fail on your own terms, due to your individual mistakes and there is another thing to fail, because of trusting the wrong person or because of being unaware of the cheap tactics used by your rivals. So, what should be done in this regard? What is the right step to be taken?

As they say, prevention is better than cure. It is better to prevent yourself by taking necessary precautions, than repairing the damage after it has happened. This is where City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. comes into the picture. We provide a number of investigative services under the area “CORPORATE INVESTIGATION”.

As you can notice from the above examples, Mr. A’s designs & his ideas were used by his competitors. May be they snooped and eavesdropped the confidential information, by planting a bug at his workplace. Mr. A had been unaware of the immoral intentions of his rivals, but he should have definitely taken some precautions well in advance to curb the possible threats. Mr. A could have reached out to a professional investigator like us, who are skilled in providing TSCM (technical surveillance counter measures), which includes bug sweeping and electronic counter surveillance. We have a team of experienced debugging experts, who are capable of offering excellent counter surveillance services with accuracy and thoroughness.

In case of Ms. B, you can see that she knows that she should do something to keep an eye on her fast food outlets, but she doesn’t know what exactly should be her next step. So in this case she could hire a private investigator and opt for mystery shopping service. City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. offers this service to its clients who are mainly retailers, restaurateurs, banks, fast food outlets, hotels, health clubs, movie theaters etc. so that they can know the status of their product quality, service delivery and basically the whole customer experience. This service has helped a number of our corporate clients to know the exact status of their business.

If we talk about Mr. C, we can see that the mistake committed in this situation by him is one of the common ones, an absolutely careless mistake; hiring someone for an important position without properly verifying his/her background. He could have hired a private investigator to verify the authenticity of the details provided by Mr. X.  City Intelligence provides excellent pre-employment investigation and post-employment investigation services to verify the applicant’s credentials and identity.

In short, it is not wrong to say that leading a successful professional life is not easy. There are many challenges, one faces while being a part of the corporate world and it is very important to make right decisions at the right time to emerge victorious from those challenges and City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. is one such private detective agency which can help you to achieve that.

List of corporate investigation services provided by City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.http://www.cityintelligence.net/agra/corporate-detective.html

  • TSCM (electronic sweeping and debugging)
  • Pre & Post employment investigation
  • Employee cheating/ theft cases
  • Asset verification
  • Due diligence
  • Insurance fraud investigation
  • Mystery shopping
  • Risk assessment
  • Copyright infringement investigation
  • Surveillance