The corporate environment can be a breeding ground for incidences of wrongdoing and often illegal behaviour that can threaten your organisation financially, as well as in terms of stability and reputation. Knowing the best way to react and respond can be challenging, but a discreet Corporate Investigation can provide an effective resolution.
When to Undertake a Corporate Investigation?
All companies are subject to risks affecting profitability and efficiency, and whilst Corporate Investigations have been made a great deal easier with technological advancements such as better surveillance and improved Computer Forensics, there is still often a need for an internal enquiry. Mitigating risk, and protecting your organisation from disputes that can be financially draining, is crucial to providing organizational stability for both employees and clients and customers.
Undertaking a Workplace Investigation
Typically, Workplace Investigations will involve the following:
• Review and analysis of the information and facts available
• Creation of an investigative strategy with an investigation plan
• Obtaining and examination of all relevant documentary evidence including the recovery of digital files, emails, spreadsheets etc
• Identification and interviewing of witnesses
• Identification of possible suspects
• Preparation of script for interview, and interview process
Evidence can be obtained from a number of sources, including organisational documents, records of spending, data retrieved from digital devices and interviews with witnesses and suspects alike.
Regents’ conducts internal Corporate Investigations in a discreet and efficient manner, providing rapid results with minimal disruption to your organisation. We compile investigative case files that can be used for disciplinary action, insurance claims or for referral to a law enforcement agency. Where necessary, we are happy to liaise with the insurer, regulator or law enforcement agency.
We also work closely with organisations to negate the negative effects of incidents within the workplace, limiting the impact on costs, damage and morale and using the results of the current investigation to implement a framework for ongoing monitoring and reporting. With many years of experience in the corporate sphere, we are able to provide advice on implementing operational controls within the business, improving internal data handling policies and enhancing security standards and anti-fraud programmes.
To discuss a potential Workplace Investigation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.