You wake up Monday morning revitalized from a weekend being home with your family and friends. Sure you spent some time working during the weekend to get ready for the coming week. And why not, you are excited because just last week your hard work paid off big time. You not only bagged an elephant client, you scored a great deal on production costs and the savings will really allow your company to grow. You can hire (or re-hire) the staff needed to bring your organization to the next level. This is going to be a great day, a great month, a great quarter! You enter your office fired up and ready to go. You take a sip from your first cup of glory only to hear the words that can suck the wind out of the sails of the tallest ships. “Hey boss, we got a problem…” Now, you are prepared for problems related to manufacturing, shipping, capital improvement overruns and similar issues. You have trained in your field, you built this company from the ground up, there isn’t a problem you can’t handle.
“Yeah, uh, so boss, I think someone is embezzling from us.” or “Pat is upset and claiming [sexual or racial harassment/discrimination, work place violence, etc] and s/he is waiting outside to talk to you.” This is NOT what you trained for in your MBA program. Nor is this why you started a company. You want to deliver great products to customers clamoring to get their hands on what it is you make and sell. But, now this is your day, your month, your quarter. But it doesn’t have to be.
Pacifico Investigations & Consulting has over two decades of special and unique experience to help you and your organization get through this problem. It IS what we are trained for. Our job is to conduct an unbiased investigation and deliver the facts to your organization so that you can deal with it legally, morally and ethically. Maybe Pat has actually been harassed by one of your star employees. Traumatic as it might be for you and your star, an unbiased and factual report that isn’t conducted by people involved in the office politics, provides you with the honest cover you need to make the correct decision. Or maybe the accusations are false. Either way, you need to learn the truth!
Companies and organizations can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending themselves after mishandling a termination, accusations, false-accusation or dealing with difficult employees who sap the leadership team of time, energy and resources. Don’t let this happen to you. Hiring a private investigator upfront with a speciality in dealing with policy violations (known as Internal Affairs in the law enforcement world), criminal allegations and special workplace issues can save you heartache, headache, time and money!
Call or write Pacifico Investigations & Consulting to get a free assessment quote and learn how we can help you through this difficult time.
Derek Pacifico, President and Founder