Many people look to cut corners when it comes to conducting a background investigation and that can be a big mistake. Here are our top 3 reasons why hiring a private investigation firm is so important:
There is no one stop shop
Conducting a successful background investigation is not as simple as just entering a name into a computer. For one thing, there are still a number of manual checks that need to be completed. On top of this, there are hundreds of other sources of information that need to be researched. Some businesses rely on a single database for their background investigations, but the fact is that there is no single database that captures all the data. Private Investigators use several databases plus other research methods to obtain recent and reliable information.
Google can be a useful tool, but it doesn’t have all the answers. Until Google indexes all the world’s information answers need to be found elsewhere. All of the free internet searches which charge you to actually obtain the information use data that has never been verified. They are often filled with false or stale information. Private Investigators are skilled in locating information and people who do not want to be found.
You get what you pay for
The cost of a thorough background investigation is a figure that most people and businesses are reluctant to pay. The best proprietary databases are expensive and a large amount of valuable information, for instance court records, is not available online and may require a physical visit to multiple record offices. As the above illustrates, a proper background investigation can be a time-consuming and expensive proposition. However, compared to the potential fallout from not conducting one at all, or conducting one on the cheap, it can be a cost-effective and time-saving tool.
If you are interested in finding out how our Raleigh background investigations can work for you, contact us today or call (800) 819-6947.