As a business owner, you put your blood, sweat, and tears into building your company. That said, you place a significant amount of trust in the people you hire to work as representatives of your enterprise. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employees to work entirely or partially remotely. This has made it challenging for employers to determine whether their employees are fulfilling their duties or slacking off. Employees often fudge their work hours as their boss is not constantly looking over their shoulder as they work from home. With the increase in time card fraud, business owners need to take steps to detect dishonest employees trying to cheat the system. If you suspect that an employee is committing time card fraud, you should consider enlisting the help of our determined Connecticut Corporate Private Investigators to confirm your suspicions.
How can private investigators help me catch employees committing time card fraud?
When an employee fails to fulfill their duties, it means a company’s revenue loss. If you suspect a trusted employee has been committing time card fraud, please don’t hesitate to enlist the help of a skilled private investigator who can corroborate your suspicions. Investigators can conduct surveillance to track where your employee spends their time when they claim to be working. For instance, if they logged into a meeting but went to a nearby coffee shop to catch up with a friend, an investigator will capture pictures and videos as evidence of their dishonesty. Another example is if a remote worker claimed they worked a certain amount of hours. Still, they were shopping, attending a sports event, or engaging in another activity besides work. Obtaining evidence of their wrongdoing can be crucial, giving you grounds to terminate their employment.
Private investigators can also help you screen employees before you hire them. Investigators can run background checks revealing sensitive information that helps determine whether an applicant is a good fit for your company. A background check is a deep dive into a person’s professional, educational, and personal history. This includes an individual’s criminal history, which can mitigate the risks of theft. Background searches are a good resource for employers to ensure that the right employees are hired and trusted with the company’s sensitive information.
If you believe an employee is guilty of time card fraud, contacting Advanced Investigations is in your best interest. Recruiting new team members is essential to your company’s growth and productivity. As such, you must take the necessary steps to catch cheating employees to safeguard your business from a significant loss of revenue. It’s vital to trust your current and future employees.