Still perplexed? We understand. We are trying to provide further understanding of due diligence in the BACKGROUND
INVESTIGATIONS process by introducing you to our potential hire — Due Diligence.
Our first impression of Due was that he was the answer to our prayers. We were convinced that he would provide the
technical expertise needed in our newly formed position, Vice President of Technical Services.
However, Michelle insisted that we run a thorough background investigation before an offer was extended to Due. She
said, “How can we expect our clients to prudently do BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS if we don’t do so ourselves. We
owe it to the company and our employees to do due diligence.”
We were rudely awakened by the results or our background investigation and quickly formed a second impression of the
man we knew as Due Diligence but others knew as “Bad” Diligence. We greatly reduced our risk of personal and
financial injury by waiting two days for a background investigation to be conducted and not extending an offer to Due
until we had completed our due diligence.
We learned that Due Diligence has an alias, a criminal record, a sex offender incident, a DWI and a questionable
employment history. Essentially, we had conducted our due diligence on Due Diligence by performing an in-depth
Due’s complete CI BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS report* is accessible at www.commercialinvestigationsllc.
Do your due diligence and avoid hiring “Bad” Diligence and others like him by making CI your first choice for a second
* Due Diligence is a fictional character. As such, his report is fictional too. His report is for example purposes only.
DATE: July 2004 - Meet Due - Diligence That Is