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Background Investigations - Simplifying the Order Process

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.

Mindy Weis - Mugshot Monday Installment #27

Please help us welcome Mindy Weis, who has joined
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.

Stephanie Rodriguez - Mugshot Monday Installment #25

And now we’d like to introduce another well-traveled colleague, Stephanie Rodriguez! Steph has lived in Puerto Rico and New York, and traveled back and forth numerous times. She loves to cook spicy food, speaks fluent Spanish, and probably dances a mean midnight salsa (but we don’t know that for sure). She loves spending time with her family, watching movies, exploring the local area, and taking time to see more parks than the average sleuth. You’re not imagining it if you hear Caribbean music and palm fronds brushing each other in the ocean breeze right smack in downtown Cohoes; Stephanie’s just walking by.

Why Wed - Why is running a motor vehicle report good practice?

A motor vehicle report is an often overlooked little gem when it comes to background investigations. Whether an applicant will be assuming a position that requires them to drive or not, a motor vehicle report can provide a more comprehensive understanding of an applicant.


A motor vehicle report will reveal a suspended or revoked license, patterns of reckless behavior, insurance risks and/or substance abuse. You can also obtain continuous monitoring of your employees' driving records and receive alerts of any changes that may occur within hours of an incident.

Contact our business development team to learn more.

Dulcie Karpensky - Mugshot Monday Installment #21

Please meet one of Commercial Investigations LLC’s clients, Dulcie Karpensky!

Accepting her mission to send us her mugshot, Dulcie also helped us coin a new phrase.   As United Health Services Employment Department’s HR Representative, Dulcie has been instrumental in setting up her employees’ background investigations.  She will say to her staff, “Ok, let’s check on Jennifer’s CI!”  We love that, and we thank you Dulcie for helping make CI a household word… we appreciate you!


Thank You, UHS, for Being CI’s Client!

Why Wed – Why Choose a Woman-Owned Business? 

Choosing a woman-owned business can help companies and state and federal contractors fulfill their requirements for using minority-owned businesses. “Becoming certified as a woman-owned business through The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) provides us with a solid validation and makes us extremely competitive,” president Michelle Pyan explained when asked about the importance of this certification. 

Commercial Investigations not only has this certification, but we are also experts and industry leaders!  Partner with us and have the peace of mind that your background investigations are being done with quality and integrity.