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.

Post employment investigation by private detective agency

Why we should start giving more importance to post employment investigation?

Today, private investigation services have gained much importance and value in the eyes of society. People do realize that in order to deal with certain challenges in personal as well professional life, private investigative services can serve as a significant aid. Due to this change in our society and its mindset, people use different kinds of services provided by private investigation agencies. If we look into investigative services we can see that, they can be divided into two categories – private investigation services and the second one is corporate investigation services. As the name suggests, we use the former one for dealing with issues concerning our private/personal life while the latter one is used for dealing with issues arising in our professional life.

In all these years, we have noticed that people give great priority to pre-employment investigation; they want the best people in all aspects to be a part of their organization, but on the other hand, post employment investigation is not given much importance. Why is that?

A large number of people believe that pre-employment investigation solves a large part of their concern, which is to hire the best possible candidate in their organization and due to that reason, they think that hiring private investigators to conduct post employment investigation to be just a waste of time and money. But, is it though?

People may appear to be pristine and infallible to you while hiring them, but are you sure that none of your employees will change under any circumstance? If you really believe that, are you willing to take any chances with your professional life on the basis of this opinion formed by you?

In this corporate world, it is extremely difficult to differentiate between people whom you can actually trust from those who are just pretending to be trustworthy from outside but have completely different set of motives from inside. What if, you are unknowingly becoming a victim of such people?

Don’t worry. Employers can successfully deal with this situation by using effective methods. It is great that you are using pre-employment investigation, to derive the best out of the rest. But in order to maintain the successful operation of your business enterprise, you should certainly start giving more importance to post employment investigation. Through this, you can get the current status of your employees and know how they are handling business activities.

Post employment investigation

Private Detective agencies like us – City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. can help you to closely monitor the activities by your staff and manage them in a more efficient way. Everybody wants to maintain safety and security of their business organization and avoid violation of rules as well as misconduct by employees and that is exactly what you can expect from our post employment investigation services.

PRIVATE INVESTIGATION AND ITS CHALLENGES

LIFE OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

Thrill, adventure, excitement… these are the words that come in our mind, when we think about the profession of private investigator. Job of a Private investigator has long been admired and fascinated by people and of course movies, books and TV shows have a huge role in creating this kind of impact among people. If you are one among them, you surely must have thought about becoming a private investigator one day. Well, in that case you should know that this profession is a lot more than what has been depicted in the books, TV shows and movies.

PRIVATE INVESTIGATORA successful private investigator incorporates two basic elements in his job profile. Are you wondering, what must be those two elements? This profession is a combination of both expertise as well as professional training on the subject of private investigation.  By the term ‘expertise’, it means that like every profession in this world, a good private investigator needs to develop strong technical skills and proficiency in this field. Along with that, a private investigator must get ‘proper training’.

There are many institutes which provide formal training in this field. There are many challenges in the outside world which you cannot face, if you are not properly trained in this field. If you peek into the world of a real life private investigator, you will see that their job profile involves fulfilling their duties towards their clients while overcoming the unexpected challenges and difficulties. Do you know, what helps them to successfully meet the unforeseen circumstances? The formal education and training, which they have received in this area. Their job involves applying those skills and techniques which they have learnt earlier, in the situations they face in this field.

Interviewing, surveillance, identifying the right sources of information and gathering evidence… these are some of the tasks to be achieved in the life of a private investigator and if you are going to be one in the future, these tasks will be a part of your life too.

Role of a private investigator depends on the type of cases he/she deals with. If the investigator is willing to deals with only personal investigation, then he/she will get cases like- pre matrimonial checks, post matrimonial investigation, missing person investigation, cheating partner surveillance etc. In short, it involves dealing with discords and issues relating to personal life of people. So, this was all about personal investigation, if the investigator, deals with corporate investigator, he/she will face different type of challenges. Surviving in a corporate world comes with its own sets of issues to deal with. That is why, a large number of companies hire private investigators these days. Pre & post employment investigation, insurance fraud investigation, asset verification, surveillance, mystery shopping, due diligence, bug sweeps, employee thefts etc. are some of the services provided by private investigators under corporate investigation. 

Private Detective AgencyHard work, dedication, determination are some of the qualities which are possessed by investigators and the technical knowledge with skills required for this  profession are developed by them with experience and training.

Real life private investigators  believe that there are certain things which one can learn from the books , but a private investigator learns and understands a lot more, from the field with practical experience. Experience taught the investigators to understand; what would work and what won’t in order to complete an investigation successfully. Like, if you  are cooking  and decide to follow the recipe exactly to the point, you may not receive an expected result, because cooking is an art. You can get some idea from the recipes, but at the end in order to get a desired result, you will be needed to create your own style in it. Similarly, investigation is an art. Here, you will be dealing with people and as you know, human beings are complex and unpredictable.

So, this is the life of private investigator, a little complex, dealing with unpredictable and unforeseen circumstances, but an interesting, thrilling and a challenging job and that is what matters the most at the end of the day.