February 2018

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We take special care to ensure the information we provide you in "The Leeeyzawn" is the latest and most current information available . In this edition, we have addressed how to stop the high-cost of employee turnover and how internal fraud is the silent killer of your business.

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How to Stop High-Cost Employee Turnover
The SHRM studies predict that every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs 6 to 9 months' salary on average. For a manager making $40,000 a year, that's $20,000 to $30,000 in recruiting and training expenses, not to mention a loss of production and disturbance of workplace harmony.

A candidate may interview well, but be your biggest nightmare. They can quickly damage your relationship with clients and ruin your brand. They can also have you in a negligent hire lawsuit as a result of not doing your due diligence in the hiring process. As you can see, not doing your due diligence in the hiring process is not only costly but also stressful and can destroy your business. A thorough background investigation will often reveal these issues before you fall prey to such a candidate.
A thorough background investigation will add a little extra cost on the front end. However, it will save your company a lot more money in the long-run in turnover, internal theft, and possible loss of clients and your brand.

Along with the hiring process, doing employee exit interviews is a vital and important way to identify and prevent ongoing internal issues with your business. The key is to
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The Silent Killer of Your Business: Internal Fraud
Internal fraud is something business owners don't want to think about, but it is the biggest liability a business has, and accounts for as much as a 5% loss on average to a company's bottom line. No business is exempt. It happens in small, medium and large businesses every day.

Internal fraud is one of the hardest things to detect and stop. This is especially true when you consider your employees, the very people who know and understand the inner workings of your business, are by definition the perpetrators of internal theft.

The categories of internal fraud a business owner should look for falls into several categories: asset misappropriation (check forgery, theft of cash or inventory, expense account or car use fraud, etc.), vendor fraud (billing schemes, kickbacks, overbilling, etc.), accounting fraud (embezzlement, personal purchases, etc.), payroll fraud (ghost employees, timesheet fraud, etc.), data theft (trade secrets, customer lists, etc.), bribery and corruption (product substitutions, shell company fraud, kickbacks, etc.).

The red flags a business owner should look for: is a nagging gut feeling, which is usually right; unexplained inventory shortages; sales reports that don't match shipping documents; incomplete or false customer information; high numbers of voided or altered sales transactions; missing receipts or invoices; and unexplained or suspicious employee behavior.

The ole saying of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is very true. However most businesses ...  Read more
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We have a very strong commitment to insuring our customers are satisfied while still maintaining our professional responsibility of acting as a "disinterested third party". Using our background of over 60 years of investigative and law enforcement service to government and private services, we are strong advocates of producing quality services, reporting our findings in a clear and concise format, and going above and beyond the call of duty. Our staff includes a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an experienced legal investigator, a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor (CLEI) and a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner as well as a Certified Hacking Forensic Examiner.
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