March 25, 2020

UPDATED: Court Closures

Download a list of court closures related to the COVID-19 response. (Last updated March 25, 2020)

March 23, 2020

ALERT: Business Continuity

In light of the “Stay at Home” order announced Sunday March 22, 2020 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, CIC would like you to understand our approach to business continuity and on-going customer services.

Beginning, Tuesday March 24, 2020, CIC staff will be working remotely. Our office location will be closed, however we will maintain business continuity and on-going customer services during normal business hours. Our convenient, fully-automated background screening system is available around the clock, and every order you place is monitored by our team of professional screening specialists for quality control, to ensure you get the most accurate information as quickly as possible.

Note: there will be delays in getting criminal records searches completed because of court closures (see below.) Education and Employment Verifications are similarly affected. If you have questions or concerns, please call 419.874.2201.

March 17, 2020

ALERT: COVID-19 Impact and Response

Corporate Intelligence Consultants is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and helping our customers to do the same. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We want to share with you the actions we are taking to help protect our employees and customers.

We advised our employees to follow the public health authorities' guidance regarding hygiene and personal travel, and we reinforced employees who exhibit flu-like symptoms to stay home and consult with a medical professional. We limited business travel and encouraged employees to leverage technology to maintain business duties as we can.

We have measures in place so that we can complete business needs and will keep you updated on our Action Plan. If needed, we will have staff working from home to maintain our level of service.

We have been seeing some closures in various court systems which affect our ability to research criminal records. In addition, with schools closings in certain areas, we are seeing delays in education verifications. This is a fluid situation and we will continue to monitor these areas and update you as information becomes available.

We appreciate the trust that you place in Corporate Intelligence Consultants. We are prepared to take actions necessary to help keep our employees and customers safe while providing the products and services you need to run your business. For further information please contact our office. 419.874.2201

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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.

Drug Abuse Surveillance

Smoke breaks, drug deals, and alcohol “pick-me- ups” could put your company in danger in so many ways. Over the years, our experienced investigators have helped many of our clients with these issues.

Whether it be parking lot surveillance, or a security assessment of your business, or implementation of a Random Selection drug testing program, we have the resources to help you make your business a safer, more secure place for employees, customers and visitors.

If you listen to the news, you cannot help but be aware of the huge heroine problem in many of our states. It is cheaper than marijuana, easy to find and highly addictive. It is the opinion of many that marijuana is a gateway drug so with 46 states and the District of Columbia having some form of legalized marijuana, can we make the connection that we will have more drug-related problems in the workplace? Remember, marijuana is still listed on the Federal Register as a Class One illegal drug - right up there with heroine.

A client came to us with a drug-related problem. It had been brought to this employer’s attention that one of his employees was suspected of using illegal drugs during breaks at work. This was worrisome on many levels — creating potential health, safety, and performance problems.

Shortly after setting up our surveillance, we spotted the subject going to his car for his dinner break. Immediately upon entering the car, he pulled out an illegal substance. He glanced over his shoulders a few of times and did not see anyone watching. Thinking he was in the clear, he began cutting and snorting his illegal drug of choice.

Having positioned our vehicle next to the suspect’s car, our surveillance footage was indisputable. When confronted with the evidence, the employee refused a drug test and resigned from his supervisory position.

Our client realized that there was a potentially dangerous situation at his facility and took action to resolve the problem. If the problem had gone unaddressed, the outcome could have been devastating.

If you suspect there is a drug problem in your workplace, we can help you, just as we have helped so many others.

Carolyn Klemett is the coordinator of our Pre-employment Screening Services at Corporate Intelligence Consultants. For more information about this article, Surveillance, Drug Screening, or general Employment Screening Services, please contact Carolyn at 1.800.573.2201 / 419.874.2201.

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