When it comes to hiring a corporate detective, the first question that would come to your mind is this:
Generalist or Specialist? – Most of the detective’s work as a generalist who can solve cases related to personal investigation, matrimonial investigation, background check, divorce cases, infidelity cases, extra marital affair cases, missing person cases, corporate investigation, due diligence, employee verification, market intelligence etc. These cases do not require any special skills and can be handled by any seasoned investigator, however, there are some cases which needs specialization.
Cases related to cybercrime, computer forensics, data recovery, data theft, information technology investigation, forensic investigation, fingerprint investigation etc. should only be given to those detectives who specialises in these field by virtue of his/her qualification and academic experience. Also, there are sectors that need a detective who is well acquainted with the process of those sectors only. Notable amount some such sectors are banking and insurance. The cases of banking and insurance should be delegated to only those detectives who know the working regulations of these sectors.
Make sure that you are hiring the ones with great credentials and a proven record.
Trustworthiness, Reputation and Credibility – A private detective should be a very trustworthy person who can strictly maintain the confidentiality of his/her client. There should not be any adverse report about the private detective.
It should be insured that the person is credible and has a good background of dealing with cases and maintaining the privacy of the client.
The Private Investigators should also be very reputed person in society. To ensure the trustworthiness, the client should check the reviews of the private detective available on reviews website as well as internet.
One should not feel shy about asking for work references from a private detective. Although some private detectives will not like to part away with the strictly confidential information of their client but certain white-collar job like corporate client etc. can be given as work reference to establish faith and trust.
The private detective should be experienced and the company which he/she works should be reputed, there shouldn’t be any adverse and questionable record in his profile.