During National Volunteer Week we would like to thank all the volunteers who assist organizations with achieving their goals! Also, we extend a big thank you to all of our non profit clients who have partnered with us to do background investigations on their volunteers. We appreciate you!
A full 89 percent of employers stated they conduct background investigations to protect employees, customers, and others. Improving the quality of hires was the second most popular reason, protecting company reputation was third, and law/regulation requirements fourth.
More from the survey HR.com conducted on behalf of the National Association of Background Screeners is coming when the full results of the recent survey are released. Stay tuned!
This week we are happy to introduce you to Rachael Raffile. Rachael has been with CI for about one year now. She says she loves working here because the job is rewarding, fun and she feels appreciated.
When she's not here inspiring us with her upbeat personally and stellar performance, she can be found spending time with her two dogs. She says her dog Marley is so funny. He makes her hold his paw and won’t stop until her arm gets tired. Rachael’s favorite time of year is fall because she loves the crisp air and all of the apple and pumpkin flavored goodies. Her biggest fear in life is her boyfriend’s erratic driving. So it’s a good thing that Marley makes her hold his hand in the car!
At Commercial Investigations LLC, Rachael helps with writing articles for the CI Times and is also on our social committee. She is looking forward to growing her career here can't wait to see what the future holds!
Kayla has been with Commercial Investigations for about seven months. In her time here so far, she has enjoyed being able to apply her degree, especially while working on criminal inquiries. Kayla is an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys playing basketball and kayaking at her family’s lake house.
Kayla is looking forward to a lot of personal and professional growth in 2018, and says the best way to start her day is eating some kale and getting in a good workout. She is very fond of the team environment CI provides. We’re glad to have you on our team, Kayla!
Davin Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and Commercial Investigations LLC have joined forces to help protect our vulnerable population.
An increasing number of clinical facilities are required by accrediting agencies to conduct background investigations on all individuals who provide services and patient care within the healthcare setting. This includes students entering hospitals and healthcare organizations for clinical rotations.
The end result is providing a fully integrated platform to take place of the painstaking process of managing the many elements of credentialing and background investigations.
Luy was born in Poughkeepsie NY, but his family is from Vietnam. He has spent time in Vietnam growing up and said it has given him a great appreciation for life. He is thankful for his parents and his younger brother and says the motto he lives by is, “Live every day like it’s your last. Every day is an opportunity, not a guarantee.” Luy enjoys going to electric dance music festivals, and if he could get into any hobby it would be making inspirational videos to motivate others and encourage positivity. We’re so glad you’re with us Luy!
Recently Commercial Investigations has been expanding our team, so we’d like to welcome Joshua Landy!
Josh says the best way to start his morning is waking up to his alarm, giving his dog Mulan some love, and eating cereal while watching ESPN (Cinnamon Toast Crunch is his favorite). Josh is determined to be a successful working man who can provide for his family. He also aspires to win every football fantasy league, EVER. Eating sweet potato pie with vanilla ice cream and homemade macaroni and cheese are two good reasons why Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. Also enjoyable during the holiday season is picking on his younger relatives, and Black Friday shopping. Josh says the best advice he has ever received is, “Surround yourself with successful people if you want to be successful.” Although, he still hasn’t grown out of leaving his room a mess.
We are so proud to have taken part again this year in Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids’ Sake on Friday, May 5th. Our team had a great time while raising money for an important cause! Take a look at the video of Derek jusssssst missing a spare (he didn’t look too bothered by it).
He was at the 2017 NYSAMSS (New York State Association for Medical Staff Services) Conference at the Albany Marriott in NY!
He stood by while attendees competed in our Puzzle Challenge, which was a lot of fun! The goal was to put together our small 12 piece Cursory Indicator New York™ puzzle in record time. The top 5 quickest participants are receiving gift cards.
Congratulations to Betty Bark, Shrishti Chakrabarti, Tammy Cozza, Silkia Carter, and Cynthia Northrup. Your gift cards are on the way!
We made it! We’re finally moved into our new office space and are somewhat settled. There were a couple of bumps along the way, but because we have the best clients EVER, we’re unscathed. Thank you all so much for your understanding and patience. We really do appreciate you.
What a surprise when we all got the office to see that we had a welcome package (new waste basket) with our name on it with all sorts of goodies in it. There was a beautiful personalized coffee tumbler and a myriad of gift cards given to each one of us to visit our neighbors nearby.
The workstations are all matching, complete with lockers, LED lamps, and top of the line office chairs all sharply designed with our colors! We have more to show you, but wanted to give a peek after our first week here.
CIware 2.0 allows for improved interactions with CI staff regarding your background investigations. Whether it be a group of backgrounds or an individual background investigation, users can communicate directly within CIware 2.0. As always, you can use email if it is your preferred communication tool, but this option can help you avoid switching to an email application to ask a question or follow up on something. We are confident you will love it as much as we do! We’re always be happy to hear from clients via phone as well.
Also, account administrators have virtually unlimited reporting options in CIware 2.0! Our staff at Commercial Investigations see that some of the most popular reports are the Invoice Report, Turnaround Time Reports and Department Allocation Reports.
Commercial Investigations has been busy converting clients over to our enhanced software, CIware 2.0. Our new software platform works on all devices, from cell phones and tablets, to MACs and PCs. CIware 2.0 users also enjoy the improved quick and easy online password reset feature, which eliminates the need to contact a CI staff member to have your password reset!
There are many customizable email notification options within CIware 2.0, e.g. immediate notification when derogatory information is identified and verified. This draws your attention to adverse information sooner rather than later, so you don’t waste valuable time during the recruiting process. Users can also be notified by email when a report is complete, or when each portion of the report is complete. The options are endless!
Call or email us to get a customized webinar overview of CIware 2.0 and a conversion scheduled.
The staff at Commercial Investigations continues to amaze clients while demonstrating the many customizable features of our CIware 2.0 software platform for conducting background investigations. It offers many customizable features, that business owners and human resource departments are raving about!
Our president, Michelle Pyan, especially likes the Applicant Quick Invite feature. With only first name, last name, and email address, an applicant is invited to complete the online electronic consent form. Subjects are guided through a quick and easy application process by using a computer, tablet or cell phone. To save recruiters the hassle, invitations are automatically resent each day for 5 days if an applicant hasn’t completed their background consent form.
If you choose, applicants can also include their employment history, education details, and reference contact information. Since applicants enter this information themselves, many are enjoying reduced data entry errors and a significant time savings.
After we receive the information from the subject, you can either opt to have the background investigation begin immediately, or you can have it save to a draft format and be choosier as to which investigations to move forward with.
We are converting all of our clients over to CIware 2.0, one at a time. Let us get you started today - you'll find it painless and efficient, we promise! Watch for more exciting features explained soon.
We’d like to introduce you to a new member of our team, Yvonne Weis! Yvonne celebrates her Native American Mohegan Tribe heritage by attending Pow Wows in Connecticut, and has also lived in Mississippi and New York. Yvonne always has a funny story to share, especially about her two boys. She is also a great cook, (cheesy chicken stuffing bake being one of her all-time favorites) and we are all in agreement that keeping up to the rigors of this job requires delicious sustenance on a regular basis. You can find Yvonne and her family on dirt bikes and baseball diamonds. She is always out and about stirring up fun. Welcome aboard, Yvonne!
An investigator asked a reference if they wanted to add further comments about a subject. The reference replied, “I just… I love her. If I could keep her forever, I would! Just like in Silence of the Lambs.”
Please help us welcome Mindy Weis, who has joined
our team at Commercial Investigations!
Being super adventurous and a NASCAR enthusiast, we're worried she will undoubtedly go to a race hop into a NASCAR herself one of these days! She is also a visually inspired cook, so she will check out her Pinterest boards and then make dinner. Since her relatives and friends hang around her house all the time waiting to be fed, she is clearly an expert at this (and now we can’t wait until our next potluck)! Welcome to our team, Mindy.