Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC), the nation’s most reputable provider of background screening to the multifamily housing industry, is pleased to announce the recent launch of a new web-based employment screening platform and upgraded packages. This new platform offers bundled services at a cost savings and al a carte options to ensure clients hire the best candidate for any position within the organization.
Through a clean, simple web-based interface, organizations can order background reports 24/7 and view all online orders, both in-process and archived. With the ability to easily manage user permission levels, the screening platform gives you control, security and privacy within the organization.
With the unveiling of the new employment screening platform, CIC redesigned the screening packages to better accommodate the needs of hiring organizations. The Standard Report includes a social security number trace, nationwide criminal and sex offender database scan and county-level criminal search. CIC’s Professional Report includes everything in the standard report plus a Federal District Court search and the applicant’s driving record. The Executive Report includes all that the Professional Report provides, along with education and employment verification.
The nationwide scan is a powerful, high-speed multi-jurisdictional search that includes court records, incarceration records, the Terrorist watch list (OFAC), prison/inmate records, arrest data, wants and warrants, as well as traffic records. The search also includes the Sex Offender Registries with photos.
Whereas instant results for criminal screening may be adequate for tenant screening, CIC recommends employers and staffing agencies supplement the database scan with a county-level criminal search ideally in jurisdictions the applicant has resided the last seven years. Every report is reviewed by a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) certified researcher.
Al a carte options from the new platform allows organizations to customize their screening solutions. CIC offers a suite of additional products and services, such as 5-panel drug testing for DOT and non-DOT employees, an Experian® employment credit report, I-9 verification, driving records, Workers’ Compensation reports and educational, professional & employment verification services.
Recognizing the significance of maintaining a drug-free workplace, CIC has partnered with thousands of certified occupational health clinics throughout the U.S. This service offered through CIC’s web-based platform ensures secure and confidential employee drug test results online, further expediting the hiring process.
Employment drug testing through CIC leverages cutting-edge technology, such as an electronic chain of custody (eCCF) program eliminating delays and expenses associated with incomplete paper forms, faxing and mailing. The eCCF is much more efficient and includes the lab’s contact information, map and specific instructions to the donor and the lab, such as restricted collection items.
Clients using CIC’s web-based platform will enjoy the benefits of tracking each report as it is completed. The systems’ ease of use extends beyond entering and viewing reports, with paperless billing statements and online payment options – this next generation technology will help employers and staffing agencies take their recruitment programs to the next level while better protecting their company’s interest.