Due Diligence Investigations


How Due Diligence Investigations Help Reduce Risk

International recruiting and investment are standard practices in today’s global marketplace. However, changing labor and economic environments have pushed companies to look for opportunities beyond their traditional boundaries and comfort zones. Companies often find cheaper suppliers, attractive investments, and low-cost employment candidates in other countries. Increasingly, private investigation companies with expertise in international background checks and global due diligence investigations verify these overseas opportunities.

Hire International Experts

The reasons for hiring internationally can include the difficulty in finding local talent or finding local talent at a competitive cost. Sometimes, the ideal candidate may be in a different country or even on the other side of the globe. A company’s search usually widens if it’s critical to have the right man or woman for the job at the right price. However, with international recruiting comes significant risk. Investigators are helping many managers to avoid pitfalls.

For companies considering hiring or searching for a candidate in a foreign country, managers often face questions about finding the talent they need. Using recruiters can help simplify the process, but the risk management and human resource work can be overwhelming. For example, does the candidate have the proper visa and a valid passport?

The recruiter found the perfect resume, but if the person is based in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Russia, Malaysia, India, or Brazil, how can you be sure the resume or CV is true and accurate? What about due diligence investigations – obtaining independent references, checking criminal and court records, and verifying documents?

It’s well known that investing in foreign companies and searching for talent in other countries can be a profitable experience, adding significant value to your business. International private investigators and firms specializing in international due diligence, such as Wymoo International and Kroll, work with small companies and corporations to avoid fraud when investing internationally. When the risk is appropriately mitigated, many companies successfully hire talent at a lower rate than they can locally.

Companies can also find cheap suppliers, attractive partnerships, or profitable investments that may not be available in their own country or market. With the reported number of fraud and scam cases rising, screening and verifying such opportunities is important.

Private Investigators can Help.

Private investigators or professional investigation companies based in the country or countries you plan to invest or hire are essential to minimizing risk. These experts can verify references, check CVs and resumes, access criminal and court records, verify documents and passports, verify addresses, conduct asset searches, check reputations, and more.

They speak the language, have local contacts, and access local records. Suppose you’re based in New York or Chicago and plan on hiring someone from Moscow or Tokyo. In that case, you’ll need a reputable investigator with offices or field investigators on the ground where you need them to do due diligence investigations.

About the Author

Maria Taylor is an Investigation Analyst for Wymoo® International, a professional private investigation firm based in Florida, specializing in international background checks, private investigations, and due diligence investigations. Visit the company website.

If you have any questions about due diligence investigations, please contact Wymoo or comment below.


Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including eInvestigator.com. Michael created eInvestigator.com more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at Amazon.com.


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