March Edition 2021
In today’s highly regulated environment and technology-driven landscape, employers are competing for top talent more than ever in the digital-first world exacerbated by the Coronavirus global pandemic. As a result, they must focus on providing the best candidate experience, which normally means balancing compliance and due diligence with efficiency. Efficient processes that leverage the latest technology can determine whether an employer meets its hiring goals. With Cisive’s technology, employers can have both without compromise.
Cisive is a global provider of compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions. The company’s core onboarding and pre-employment background screening services provide clients with a streamlined, high quality, and regulatory compliance solution. Comprehensive services include background screening, vendor/contractor screening, executive screening, drug testing, fingerprinting, paperless onboarding, and electronic Form I-9/E-Verify solutions. Founded in 1977 as CARCO Group Inc., they launched their new brand Cisive in 2017 to keep pace with their incredible growth and their clients’ increasingly complex challenges for accurate information and insights to make confident decisions.
Human Capital Management, or HCM, is the active acquisition, employment, and development of a company’s employees through strategic and tactical practices, processes, and applications to maximize their economic value. The set of Human Capital Management practices, procedures, and applications should be focused on the organizational need to provide specific competencies.
Risk management is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center. Comparable to risk reduction, risk mitigation takes steps to reduce the adverse impact of threats and disasters on Business Continuity (BC). Threats that might put a business at risk include cyber-attacks, weather events, and other causes of physical or virtual damage to a data center.
Cisive’s disruptive innovation and solutions
The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the world operates. As a result, companies like Cisive have risen to the occasion to develop innovative solutions that address the world’s critical business needs amid the new challenges presented by the pandemic. In a digital-first world, companies are relying on technology more than ever to conduct business. That’s why solutions like Cisive’s SAFE19 COVID-19 Clearinghouse repository were developed to help businesses re-open safely during the pandemic.
In addition, Cisive has recently joined 14 other leading enterprise multinational labor market organizations to launch the Velocity Network Foundation (VNF). VNF is a collaborative, vendor-neutral, nonprofit organization established to define, deploy, and champion the Velocity Network: a globally accessible, trustworthy “Internet of Careers” powered by innovative blockchain technology in response to growing data privacy, security, and market pressures.
As Artificial Intelligence in HR gets smarter and more focused on solving specific problems, we all expect to see even further capabilities: smart matching of individuals and career opportunities, predictive analytics, and smart people development recommendations. Cisive empowers clients with actionable intelligence and clarity throughout the hiring process. Cisive’s pre-employment screening services’ uniqueness stems from their unwavering focus on truthful reporting, legal compliance, and integrity of source material. The company draws on its rich experience to offer the right solutions to enterprise organizations in highly regulated industries such as financial services. Cisive employs technology to automate processes where technology is achievable and employs highly trained personnel for review of background investigation information at critical points. This approach provides clients with unparalleled insight and the most accurate information and ensures that they overcome employment background check challenges and bring the most qualified candidates on board.
Cisive’s accuracy rates are extremely high, and their dispute rates are very low. Also, while providing this best-in-class quality, their turnaround times compare favorably to those of competitors. All these operational and background screening capabilities work in cohesion to improve the candidate experience.
Cisive’s specialization and services
Cisive is an expert in the specific risks and regulations that apply to financial services and other highly regulated industries. For over 40 years, they have provided tailored solutions to meet their enterprise clients’ unique requirements. They launched their onboarding suite of technologies in 2007 to cater to enterprise clients’ talent acquisition needs and have enhanced the platform ever since.
Today, Cisive provides comprehensive global background investigations on potential and current employees, vendors, clients, and business partners. They also provide drug testing and fingerprinting services through alliance partners. Cisive has been at the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have developed three solutions, SAFE19, CONTACT19, and ACCESS19, each designed to work together to help businesses and organizations safely re-open during the ongoing crisis. Cisive has continued to develop leading-edge technology as the approach to talent acquisition and management continues to evolve. The nature of background screening will undergo a revolution in the next few years due to advances in technologies such as distributed ledgers (blockchain), which will change the business models for background screening companies.
In 2019, Cisive took their global background screening capability to the next level by acquiring the Pre-Employment Screening division of Blue Umbrella (now Cisive Global), a well-known and highly regarded background screening and due-diligence company in the APAC region and PreCheck, The pre-eminent background screening company in the healthcare vertical. These acquisitions added to their presence in transportation with DriverIQ, and railroad and vendor screening with eVerifile. These were major milestones in Cisive’s strategy to provide true, global background screening capabilities for every regulated vertical. It is now the top choice for Fortune 1000 companies in highly regulated industries.
About the CEO
James Owens is the Chief executive Officer of Cisive. As CEO, he has transformed Cisive into an HR technology-enabled services company with a dual focus on HR onboarding and background screening at industry-leading quality levels. Before joining Cisive, Mr. Owens was a senior architect at Cap Gemini Ernst and Young (CGEY). He has designed and implemented large-scale systems, including several innovative web-based applications.
“ We don’t cut corners; as a result, clients don’t have to make a choice between technology and quality of the background screening with Cisive.”