You’ve got a problem. Maybe it’s with one of your employees, or it’s with your spouse, but either way, you need to investigate them. How do you go about doing this?
First, you want to look at your problem from every angle possible. What are you worried about? If you think that maybe your employee has made up a work injury to get more time off, that’s a delicate solution that shouldn’t be handled alone — but if it’s your spouse that’s worrying you, maybe there are some steps you can take before you bring in professionals.
When you do decide to bring in a professional investigation agency, you want to be sure of one thing overall; their discretion. If you’re having someone tailed or their credit cards looked into, you don’t want them to suddenly catch wind of it and change their ways. You also want to be sure that you trust the people you’re working with, because you need to be open with them about the worry you’re experiencing.
Although it’s the last point we bring up, it’s certainly not the least. You want to work with people who are experienced, who have specialized in areas of the trade, and know what they’re doing. Given that so much of investigation can get personal quickly, you want someone who’s seen it all and kept quiet about it. Someone who brags about tailing ‘chicks,’ all night might have some fun stories, but probably isn’t someone you should look to for financial investigation.
It can be a difficult step to take, but for your own sake, consider personal investigation to set your mind at ease.