One of the most troubling situations in large and small workplaces is when an employee or several employees, together or separately, choose to engage in theft, drug use or other illegal activity. Such actions not only result in actual or potential material damage to the company, they also impede safety and security, contribute to the creation of an unsafe and unacceptable workplace environment, and may traumatize and demoralize other employees, thereby exposing the company to operational losses and potential legal liability.
One of the most effective ways to detect and deal with such situations is through the placement of an undercover investigator inside the affected workplace. This is a method that offers several advantages but may also create additional challenges to the employer and employees. It is essential to understand what is involved in undercover investigations and how to maximize their benefit while minimizing their negative potential.
Undercover investigators can provide a valuable service in the following situations (partial list):
The Undercover Workplace Investigation Process usually includes the following steps:
Removing Street Drugs from a Large Hospital
A large hospital approached TAL Global to help with perceived street drug issues. It was not clear whether the drug related activity was employee-related or included non-employees.
In close collaboration and investigation with the hospital management, TAL Global established undercover surveillance of the facility by introducing an undercover operative disguised as a maintenance person.
The investigation resulted in the identification of eight hospital employees who were involved in drug use and sales within the facility.
Furthermore, it was established that the employee’s drug related activities had a direct negative impact on the safety and security of both staff and patients.
The identified employees were removed from the facility, and the findings also provided support to management in improving on-site physical security and staff education.
While it is clear that undercover workplace investigations are an excellent tool for dealing with a wide spectrum of workplace challenges, it is also clear that this is the kind of service that must be performed only by consummate professionals. This is why a potential client should insist on learning about the record and provable capabilities of the service provider.
Contact us to learn more about our corporate investigative services.
Please join us for a free webinar covering information to help you stay safe and secure during domestic or international travel.
With more organizations operating internationally, there is a greater need for staff to travel overseas. This brings with it a series of risks to the traveler and the organization if things go wrong.
Based on years of experience supporting individuals and organizations around the world, TAL Global will provide advice and guidance on how to minimize the risks faced while traveling internationally.
The presentation will cover:
Date: December 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Presenter: Mr. Johnathan Tal