Employee theft is a fundamental problem for all businesses, large or small. In the UK, theft in the retail sector alone accounts for £12.6 billion annually – multiply that across all business sectors and you have some idea of the magnitude of the problem.
Thefts by employees placed in positions of responsibility and trust account for as much as 80 percent of all items stolen from businesses, something that has a massive impact on the bottom line of company profits.
At the end of the day, we all pay for the dishonesty of others, whether in the increased price of goods on the high street, or higher insurance premiums. However, there is only so much that can be built into a costing structure in order to stay competitive.
At Insight Investigations, we have a team of highly trained private investigators with the skills and experience to investigate employee theft and provide you with the evidence you need to carry out the relevant disciplinary action.
The Role of a Private Detective
Stealing from an employer is a serious breach of trust, and completely unacceptable. Your first instinct may be to call the police, but many companies prefer to conduct an internal investigation first to gather more evidence, protect the company’s reputation, and to protect personal and professional relationships.
If you suspect an employee of stealing from you, it’s of paramount importance to investigate immediately, as such crimes are rarely a one-off offence. We can carry out a discreet, confidential investigation into the incident so you can stop the crime before it snowballs out of control, affecting both company finances and staff morale.
Employee Theft Investigation Services
Depending on the nature of the crime and your preference, we can carry out our investigations covertly, causing the minimum of disruption and fuss to your business, or overtly, where our detectives make their presence obvious. An overt operation sends out a strong signal to your staff and can prevent the occurrence of future thefts.
We are able to tailor our services to suit each individual case and can advise you on the best approach for obtaining the evidence or information you require to deal with the matter. We use state-of-the-art surveillance technology, and can also provide physical surveillance or place an experienced undercover operative within your company to work discreetly on the shop floor.
At the end of each investigation, we will provide you with a full written report along with any photographic or other relevant evidence. We can also advise you on various security aspects to prevent future thefts.
If you suspect an employee of stealing from your company, contact us today to see how we can help you.