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Blog & News

CIC offers news and updates to employers about the latest laws, trends and risks related to hiring, fraud, and drugs or violence in the workplace.

Employment Screening

CIC partners with HR professionals to provide them with customized employment screening solutions that work for their business.

Background Checks

Conducting background checks is essential to a company that needs access to accurate and timely data in order to hire good employees.

Drug Testing

Employers continue to face challenges with drugs in the workplace. Do you have a drug testing policy?

Social Media Screening

Social Media Screening has been growing in popularity among many businesses. Surveys conducted in 2020 show that between 90% and 98% of employers surveyed use social media to screen candidates; 79% of HR professionals have denied a candidate due to inappropriate social media content.

Employment Screening

CIC's Employment Screening system features integrated, cost-effective solutions to help you improve efficiency, increase accuracy, and save time. Here are 4 ways to streamline the process with CIC ...

Social Media Screening

As social media usage has spiked significantly over the course of the past year, many employers are turning to social media screening, which can uncover relevant issues quickly and cost effectively.

Social Media Screening

CIC’s Social Media Screening provides employers with an insight into a candidate’s online behavior and appropriateness as a fit for a company’s basic code of conduct, values, and social media policy ...

Protected Class Safety

Employers may wonder; why can't we conduct our own social media screening in-house? This is incredibly risky! Understanding Protected Class Safety ...

Social Media Screening

We understand that employers may have some reservations about social media background screening. Is this an invasion of privacy? Does it involve hacking into accounts?

Social Media Screening

How often do you see a news report regarding an employee being fired over a social media post? Recent data shows companies save an average of $12,000 per hire by avoiding toxic hires.

I-9 or E-Verify?

Don’t be confused; all employers must complete the Form I-9 for all new hires. E-Verify is an add-on used by employers to confirm the eligibility of an employee to work in the United States. It is not a substitute for the Form I-9 ...

Background Screening Solutions

CIC has been busy working on a new webinar series to highlight some new innovations and exciting additions to our background screening software that we hope to roll out in the first half of 2021. We are always looking for new and helpful ways to make your job easier and keep you informed about changes in the screening industry ...

HR Tech Solutions

Let’s face it, we live in a tech-orientated world and nothing has made us more aware of that than the adjustments we have all had to make to our home lives and our work lives in the wake of the coronavirus. Our children are going to school virtually, our meetings are held virtually, we visit with friends and family virtually and we will probably be sharing our holidays virtually. If we haven’t embraced technology, yet, we had better get serious about it or we’ll miss out on a lot ...

Electronic Form I-9

Corporate Intelligence Consultants offers an electronic version of Form I-9 that is virtually error proof and saves you time as well as money ...

Employees returning with stress

Are you prepared for the influx of laid off and furloughed employees returning to the workforce? Although it may not seem like it now, eventually things will get back to some semblance of normalcy. It is what we all hope for and what we all must prepare for ...

Drug Testing in a COVID-19 World

As stress levels increase, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a corresponding increase in drug and alcohol use / abuse. In light of this, Employment related Drug Testing is always a good policy. The benefits of a solid drug testing program have been well researched and documented ...

Get the Most out of Your Screening Portal

Did you know that there is an easy way to access instructions, documents and forms on the Screening Portal? CIC strives to include pertinent new forms and maintain an updated list of essential documents related to Tenant and Pre-employment screening. They can be found by choosing the Docs & Forms option on the header of the home page. Here are some examples of documents and forms that are available to you via the screening portal ...

Corporate Investigation for 43 Years

We are all adjusting to the changing times and working hard to keep our businesses moving forward. CIC is uniquely positioned to be able to help with any questions you might have or situations that you may need help managing.

Key Access Control

In today’s world, with a higher rate of workplace violence and an ever increasing number of drug dependent individuals whose need for a “fix” makes them desperate and dangerous, the threats to your business from outside are greater than ever. Every business should take time to assess their buildings, review their key control policies and take the necessary steps to improve their access control. We would recommend the following 3 steps as a good starting point.

Ban the Box

There is a lot going on out there that directly affects Employers.

Adverse Action Process

Adverse Action continues to present problems for employers.

Ban the Box

The “Ban the Box” movement continues to make headway in states & municipalities across the nation. The term refers to the “box” on employment applications asking candidates if they have ever been convicted of a crime.

Form I-9 Expiring

Form I-9 is expiring on August 31, 2019 and there are some important clarifications regarding the process that we advise everyone to note. Roy Maurer, at shrm.org, posted the following alert regarding the imminent expiration of Form I-9.

Integrated I-9 and E-Verify

Built In and 100% Automated

It is estimated that 20-40% of all I-9s have one or more errors a costly mistake for employers if audited. Our background screening system has fully-integrated support for I-9 management and E-Verify.

Drug Abuse Surveillance

Workforce drug positivity rates, influenced by illicit drug use, are the highest in 12 years. Barry Sample, PHD, Quest’s Senior Director of Science and Technology, states, “this year’s (2017) findings are remarkable because they show increased rates of drug positivity for the most common illicit drugs across virtually all drug test specimen types and in all testing populations.”

Case Study: Embezzlement

The following is a true story; the vagueness of the story is done to protect the identity of our client and the people involved in the situation.

We received a call from our client about a potential problem in their company. I met with the President of the company to discuss what he perceived the symptoms of the problem to be.

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