Importance Of Conducting Background Checks

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Human resource is perhaps the most important intangible asset for any company. Every company wants to hire the best. Therefore, after a rigorous recruitment cycle, companies choose only a few individuals who they think possess the required skill set to take the company forward.

However, one can never be sure whether these prospective candidates have provided complete and accurate information about their history.

Your employees are a representation of your business. You want to make sure you’re making the right choice. Conducting background checks can help tackle this issue.

Not convinced? Here are a few reasons why backgrounds are important:

Why background checks are important

Incorrect and False Information

According to a research, 50% of all resumes and applications contain false information. How can companies go about verifying hundreds of information variables for thousands of applicants? Thriving businesses are always short on time. Rushing leads to negligent hiring which brings with it a set of serious dangers.

While those recruit are well equipped to identify certain actions, a 15-30 minute interview hardly goes beyond the personal traits of the potential candidate. Unless a background check is conducted, the recruiters might never be able to attain complete and accurate information.

Criminal and Medical records

Backgrounds checks can reveal complete information about a person’s criminal history. Hiring an individual who has been involved in the past for – let’s say – harassment, terrorism, information theft, poses not only a threat to the existence of the company, but to other employees as well.

Same is the case with medical records. Since companies often provide employees with medical benefits, an individual with serious ailment can hold the company liable for covering extensive medical costs. Some candidates might even have past or current addiction to drugs or alcohol. It’s important to know these aspects, so that essential tests are carried out to ensure the potential candidate is now free of these compulsions.

Qualifications and Credentials

With immigration and international recruitment on the rise, the workforce is becoming fairly diverse.

Background checks can help companies verify credentials of potential candidates, no matter where they reside. It also helps in verification of reference letters, referees that are almost a part of every recruitment process.

Moreover, background checks that focus on past employment and academic history reveal whether the person truly possesses the required skill set. Again, in the case of nationwide or global recruitment, this can prove to be extremely beneficial, since no company has the time or resources for cross border verifications.

If you are looking for background check services in California, New York, Florida and Georgia, contact us. With our expertise and extremely meticulous services, we make sure you hire the right candidate with the most reliable credentials.

Why you need Holliday Investigative Services, Inc.

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Do you know what makes any individual or business a success? It’s the passion to do something. Combine this ‘passion’ with effort, hard work and dedication, and what you end up with is a perfect recipe for unparalleled success and an urge to deliver the best.

With a similar passion and an ultimate desire to being and delivering the best, John L. Holliday laid the foundation of what is today known as Holliday Investigative Services, Inc.

Let’s give you a few reasons as to why you need Holliday Investigative Services.

Why choose Holliday Investigative Services, Inc.

Our experience in unique

With time our team grew, services expanded and the quality of work only got better. We have something that few other private investigation companies out there possess. It is unique experience and industry knowledge in the form of valuable human resource that takes the shape of our private investigation team.

Each individual in our team brings years of unique experience in their respected fields that include, but are not limited to, law enforcement, criminal investigations, security and investigation agencies, narcotics and drug investigations; healthcare fraud and pharmaceutical industry related investigation, insurance fraud investigations, consultation and more.

Our practices are fair

We are a licensed private investigation company and are members in good standing with a number of accredited councils and associations. All our investigations are conducted in conformance with federal and state laws. We use legal and fair practices and maintain complete client confidentiality in solving every case. With our state of the art technology, and access to worldwide public and private databases, we can uncover any truth and back it up with well documented and concrete evidence.

Our services are for everyone

We offer a number of private investigation services that expand across various domains, for a client base that is very diverse. Whether it’s the workplace or home, our services cater to the needs of private citizens, professionals, businesses, attorneys and more.

Our clients trust us

Our investigators understand the risks involved in a job like this, both for themselves as well as the clients. We know how complex and time sensitive certain cases can get. Therefore, we make everything transparent to our clients along the entire investigation.

We constantly inform our clients about developments and progress so they can have complete piece of mind. At the end of any investigation, depending on the nature of the case, we provide extensive reports, video and audio proof, photographs, records and more, so you can use them in relevant proceedings.

Now that you know why you need us, contact us now so we can start working on your case.

Holliday Investigative Services Guide To Surveillance

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Popularized by the media, private surveillance investigation is one of the most common forms of investigation that revolves around monitoring the behavior of suspected individuals.

While surveillance services are utilized for a variety of reasons that are even global in nature, domestic investigations and surveillance usually include monitoring business partners, suspicious individuals, finding lost ones, investigating potential illicit activities, and more.

Let’s give you a brief walkthrough as to how it works.

Finding a reputable private investigator

Given the delicate and serious nature of this task, it is recommended that you take extra caution when choosing PI’s.  It is better to get referrals from known sources. Exploring options and narrowing them down on the basis of experience, credentials, reputations, credibility and past records is the best way of going about this.

Just make sure the hired body is licensed and not utilizing practices that may be illegal. State laws usually vary, so it important to familiarize yourself with the licensing requirements of the state where the surveillance investigation is going to take place in. For instance, we hold licenses in Florida, NY, Georgia and California; and therefore offer domestic investigation and surveillance services in these states.

Private Investigator skill set

The quality of the surveillance and in turn the evidence significantly depends on the skills and expertise of the private investigator, the tools they utilize, and more. Individuals with a background in law enforcement agencies and investigation departments are usually aware of the dynamics of surveillance investigation and therefore best suited for the job.

For instance, our team consists of experts who have worked for years with the aforementioned agencies and departments. They have analytical minds and bring with them a host of other special skills, making them ideal candidates.

You can read more about the credentials of our team here.

How does surveillance take place?

Surveillance is mainly about collecting concrete evidence; and therefore, around the clock monitoring of individuals is a must. Our private investigators utilize state of the art vehicle tracking systems and covert cameras to record in-door and out-door activities while concealing their identity at all times.

We are well aware that attentive targets can identify they are being tailed since they tend to be more cautious. Therefore, often times, our tasks are assigned to a mix of agents of who resort to safer options like GPS tracking or video without compromising on the quality of work. The collection of evidence with Holliday Investigative Services however is never limited to videos.

All our investigators take concise notes along the course of the investigations. This is then used to compile an extensive report in the end, so you can use it for the intended purpose.

Private investigators, especially our agents, are well-equipped of legal and social implications of surveillance. They have access to public and private databases, and know how to dig deep to uncover the most concrete evidence. Any testimony we provide carries weight because it’s credible and accurate – backed by relevant evidence.

All our surveillance services are legal and are conducted keeping in mind federal and state laws. We promise complete client confidentially, professionalism and fast results. If you want real professionals to handle your case, contact us now.