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Have you ever thought about Private Investigators? Do your thoughts run to the show “Cheaters & Cheating Spouse’s”? Well, that’s far from what the Investigative industry is. Private Investigators spend a substantial amount of time working on Insurance & Litigation Investigations, Corporate & Risk Management Investigations, Legal & Civil Investigations, and Investigative Research, i.e., Skip Tracing, Background Checks, and Pre-Employment Screening. Let us show you a glance at the tangible side of the Private Investigation industry.

Personal Injury Claims- In 2009 Statistics Canada recorded more than 4.1 Million claims that’s 1 in 7 Canadians. As we are in 2015 that could easily be 3 in 7 Canadians now maybe more? The minimum average claim is at least 12 weeks now. With knowledge of these statistics wouldn’t you want to hold a competitive edge by having a Private Investigator available whenever you need to determine legitimate or fraudulent workplace injuries.

Employee Dismissal- Every commercial enterprise at some point has to let employees go for some reason or another. Have you ever fired an employee who became disruptive? These workers could threaten you, your staff or vandalize your business & brand. Having Private Investigators in your presence when you dismiss an employee can show them that you don’t tolerate the unsuitable behaviour, and you protect your business. If you call for a firm stance while dismissing potential employees right away, you can save yourself time and money.

Internal Theft-In 2012 the Financial Post stated that 33% of theft in a company is from their employees. Corporations & Businesses already lose money due to Fraud, Administrative Errors, Shoplifting, etc. You cannot possibly monitor all these areas on your own; that’s where having Private Investigators on hand to do Undercover Investigations within your business, can save you exponentially.

Undercover Private Investigations- Private Investigators often work within companies undercover. We can be your eyes and ears in your business should you have employees abusing drugs or selling drugs in the workplace, misuse of company property, and employee theft. Your job is to protect your brand and your employee’s utilizing Investigator’s in Undercover Investigations can save you far more than money.

Interviewing & Witnesses Statements for Employee’s- If you believe there is theft within your company, let us treat the alleged employee who may have stolen from you. The consequences of a supervisor or manager mishandling an interview can be costly. Private Investigators can interview your employees decently and with proper legal knowledge.

Background Checks, Pre-Employment Screening & Skip Tracing- Provide you with the proper information before you put your precious time and money into training new employees. Doing this step before you hire can prevent costly issues further down the road. The minimum average yearly cost in Canada for employee training is $1,958.00; you could spend far less on a background check and save your precious business money by knowing whom you hire.

-The Smith Investigation Agency

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About the Author

Whitney Joy Smith

Whitney Joy Smith is a prominent figure in the field of private investigation and security, serving as the founder and CEO of The Smith Investigation Agency Inc., Smith Security Inc., and Training Centre Canada, as well as a sitting politician.

With a remarkable journey that began in the early 2000s, Whitney's professional background as a private investigator is underscored by her unwavering dedication to the role. Born in Canada and having spent her early years between Canada and the United States, Whitney possesses a unique perspective shaped by her experiences in both countries. This background equips her with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of private investigative laws, regulations, and operational standards in North America.

Throughout her career, Whitney has garnered numerous industry awards and accolades. She takes great pride in working closely with her continually expanding agency, striving to elevate industry standards, maintain compliance, and effectively meet the diverse investigative needs of clients.

Whitney actively engages in various membership, committee, board and support roles, demonstrating her commitment to the industry and professional community. She is affiliated with all local chambers, associations and more.

Whitney's wealth of experience is not limited to her professional achievements; her thought-provoking articles have been featured in publications ranging from Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, and Mens Health to Business News Daily. She constantly seeks to redefine standards and push the boundaries of excellence within the private investigative and security fields.

To discover more about Whitney Joy Smith and the dedicated team at The Smith Investigation Agency Inc., visit our website to learn more.

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