12 Nov What information does a Compliance Department need? PART I
The private investigator and his relationship with the department compliance, it has been set up in recent years, as a new business line in the United States, Europe and several countries in South America, where more and more professionals in specialized information needs can cover a compliance officer or your department.
The needs of this department are many, most of them can be resolved with prevention information and with data to control and prevent crimes subject to allocation to the company, employees, directors or managers. With this information you can anticipate: fraud grants, money laundering, punishable insolvency, tax frauds or Social Security fraud, scams, damage to computer systems or data, urban crime, false advertising, crimes of market manipulation or insider trading , etc.
The priority should be the revision of the commercial, financial and current situation of your company and top executives, their suppliers and customers, reviewing their contracts to detect if the company has selected suppliers without conducting a competitive analysis or control, which the procurement have not carried out with related parties with friends or family.
The private detective takes an external point of view, objective and professional regarding the perception people have of the company’s doors to outside information that any person or undertaking concerned might have in their situation. What do the business reports of the four major commercial information providers say? What is known about their unpaid? What negative news related to the company is there? What should you know about the departmentcompliancethat you have not been informed of yet? What can you get to know about the company if a third party invests in information? Ultimately to have zero reputational risk: the prestige becomes again, after decades, regardless of the morality of the company, one of the priority factors to consider when valuing.
This is not to seek negative comments about experiences with the brand, which come from clients who feel they have been given an unsatisfactory response after a purchase and who been frustrated or have not felt well-served, or served by a poorly trained and little-motivated employee. It is, however, statements that could constitute the first point in reaching another comment, by finding that they are related to poor service, low quality products, with delays in delivery of products or services, suppliers or their employees not paid in a timely manner. That can be a reason to consider, in the event that the report of the private investigator is in the company you are analyzing.