DATE: March 2011 - Full Due Diligence Report
Don’t forget the executives! That’s right folks, finally a background screening service designed specifically for high level executive
staff. Since the birth of background screening, the process has traditionally been focused on the screening of rank and file employees
in an effort to reduce turnover, increase productivity and most of all, ensure the position is filled by the proper candidate. But what
about those responsible for building the organization rather then running it? What about those responsible for decisions that have to
be correct? What about the executives?
Perhaps you would be surprised that historically, executive staff are the least thoroughly screened people within an organization.
While rank and file employees typically endure a battery of verifications, references, and criminal records inquiries, executives are
those most likely to be offered a position based on referrals, recommendations and previous demonstrations of success. Sound like a
gamble? Absolutely! In a day when the economy is struggling, and the pressure to perform is at its peak, nothing short of the
strongest character and highest moral standards coupled with a strong work ethic can lead an organization into the future. So what is
the best insurance policy an organization can hold when recruiting top-level talent? CI’s Full Diligence Background Investigation.
CI’s Full Diligence Background Investigation is diligence thoroughness at it’s peak. It’s an investigation into not only credentials and
criminal history, but also federal civil and criminal records; sanctions by industry regulating bodies (such as the SEC & FINRA) and
even a person’s cyber presence. In addition, the Full Diligence Background Investigation also includes a full financial profile including
a full credit report, bankruptcies, judgments and tax liens and even a person’s documented real assets.
But why is heightened level of information important for executive staff? Quite simply if a person is not in a position to manage their
own lives, they are not in a position to manage your organization. There is a great deal at stake in the executive world and you don’t
want to find that your new Vice-President is the sole reason his previous employer is no longer in business. But what is different? The
difference is the Executive world involves more then the day-to-day operations. When a situation arises with an executive, it is more
likely to be documented and recorded in various forms other then typically seen with people solely involved in the day-to-day
operations. Lets say for example a Chief Financial Officer is charged with securities fraud after it was discovered he was inflating
company earnings to drive his stock value up. Just before the company fell, he sold his stock for a huge profit. Because of the value
of the stock and the government regulations, the case would be heard in a US District Court; not a local Supreme/County Court. In
addition, because the SEC investigated the crime as well as federal law enforcement, a complaint is also available in the SEC litigation
database. In addition, the CFO was forced to declare bankruptcy and the IRS filed a tax lien on all properties owned by the applicant.
Sound serious? Absolutely! What makes this more significant is that all actions taken against the applicant are actions that would not
be revealed by a traditional background screening policy.
Does this sound like a true leader to you? Probably not. Contact a CI Representative today and discuss how the Full Due Diligence
Background Investigation can assist you in filling your positions with the best candidate that is willing and capable of leading your
organization into the future rather than jeopardizing the reputation and growth of your organization.
Contact a CI Representative at 800-284-0906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.