PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUNDS: Several things you really must know

By George Ramos You need to hire capable, honest and loyal employees; hiring the best Consumer Reporting Agency (“CRA”) to perform your pre-employment background investigations ensures the best results. A Consumer Report (background investigative report) is furnished by a CRA to an employer for the purpose of assessing a candidate for employment, promotion, reassignment or…

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Theft Prevention and Inventory Management – What’s the Connection?

By Lee Schwartz Does your company sell widgets of some sort? From apparel to electronics to tools, if your business physically handles and stores tangible product, then the concept of inventory accuracy is a very familiar refrain. Profitability, customer retention, operational productivity all hinge on reliable inventory numbers. Whether an organization employs a computer system…

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Who’s bugging you? What You Need To Know About Workplace Electronic Eavesdropping

By Frank Faulk IV, CPP Manager of Technical Services at Diversified Risk Management, Inc. Sometimes it seems uncanny that people have knowledge of information only shared in a private conversation, or in an email or specific data recently presented in a closed meeting. It’s especially daunting when the private communication was with those you trust…

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Congress makes H-P investors nervous

By Jon Markman Hewlett-Packard (HPQ, news, msgs) employees have suffered through one set of bonehead executives after another in recent years and yet have accomplished a stellar and historic turnaround. Now H-P's revival faces yet another challenge: a high-profile grilling of its executives in Washington, as Congress looks into a harebrained attempt by former Chairman Patricia…

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Who’s Watching the Security Guards?

by Kent Perkins, P.I. Uniformed guards posted on the receiving and shipping docks of many companies provide security for assets and personnel. That’’s a good thing, because cargo theft costs American companies about $30 billion a year, according to Agent Kevin L. Perkins, Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Investigation Division, when speaking recently…

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Proving Diversity Jurisdiction

By Rory Montez You may be among the many attorneys who call upon us for a variety of litigation support reasons including computer forensics, location and interviews of witnesses, background checks, uncovering hidden assets, etc.   We often work under very tight schedules and wouldn’t think of taking your valuable time to promote all of the…

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The Quality of your Information Can Make or Break Your Business

By Cookie Lewis, M.S.L.S.  Information derived from research can be a key factor in the success or failure of your business, whether you’re involved in a trial or legal matter, hiring people, conducting competitor intelligence, or performing due diligence for a merger, acquisition or business transaction. With mega-data available for free on the Internet, some…

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