2018 Hot List for Background Checking Providers


Workforce Magazine just published their 2018 Hot List for Background Checking Providers.

The Hot list gives a good representation of some of the leading Background Screening providers in the industry, most of whom provide the majority of their services to the SMB market.   If you look closely at the breakdown of the average # of screens per client, you’ll notice that Cisive’s average client, screens more than 8,000 candidates annually – far exceeding any other vendor on the list.

At Cisive, we’re not one size fits all.  

Cisive works with many of the largest companies in the world, with more experience implementing large-scale, enterprise-level background programs than any other background screening provider.  We cater to the complex challenges and program needs of large enterprises which require a unique mix of class-leading technology and regulatory compliance, coupled with a relentless focus on customer service.

Cisive is the only background investigation firm that can boast one unified platform globally. All information and documents necessary and sufficient for running a background investigation in any country are provided electronically to the candidate.

Accuracy of information acquired is directly related to in-country procedures in gathering and storing information. Cisive’s services are conducted in strict compliance with applicable laws.

If compliance along with quality and accuracy are important in your background screening program, look no further than Cisive.  Call us today at 1-866-557-5984 for a complimentary Risk Assessment of your current background screening program.

Cisive Named to the 2017 Baker’s Dozen List of Top Background Screening Providers by HRO Today

Cisive is pleased to announce that it has been named by HRO Today to the 2017 Baker’s Dozen rankings of Top Pre-Employment Screening Providers,  the most respected and anticipated annual ranking of its kind in the HR industry.

Cisive’s appointment to the list is based exclusively on direct input from customers in HRO Today’s customer satisfaction survey.  The survey measures providers in three dimensions including breadth of service, size of deal, and quality of service.

Cisive was ranked #1 in the category “Size of Deal”, which recognizes that many of the largest, most prestigious companies in the world have entrusted Cisive to support this critical component in their hiring process.

“We’re very proud to be named to the 2017 Baker’s Dozen list,” explains James Owens, Cisive’s CEO and President. “But we’re most proud of the fact that it was our clients’ input in the survey that ultimately led to our selection. At Cisive, we cater to the complex program needs of large organizations. This requires a unique mix of class-leading technology, coupled with relentless focus on the complex challenges that large organizations face, and a relentless focus on customer service. The fact that our customers acknowledged this is very exciting for us.”

This has been an eventful year for Cisive. In addition to being named on the 2017 Baker’s Dozen List, Cisive has been recognized as a 2017 Top 10 HRMS Solutions Provider by HRTech Outlook Magazine.

For more information on Cisive and its services, contact us at 1-866-557-5984 or visit www.cisive.com.

About Cisive  

Cisive is a global provider of compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions. The company’s core onboarding and pre-employment background screening offering provides clients with a streamlined, high quality and regulatory compliant solution. Comprehensive services include background screening, vendor/contractor screening, executive screening, drug testing, social media searches, fingerprinting and electronic Form I-9/E-Verify solutions.


Cisive is Exhibiting at the 20th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition

October 10-13, 2017

The Venetian, Las Vegas

Booth #3335

Are you following all EEOC and FCRA compliance requirements in your background screening process?

Don’t bet on it!

Stop by Booth #3335 to learn about how Cisive’s Technology Driven Solutions keep your company out of harm’s way.

While you’re there, enter to win a fitbit blazeTM!


Can’t attend the conference and want to learn more? Click here or call 1-866-557-5984 to speak with a Cisive Specialist!

Cisive is Exhibiting at the ASHHRA 53rd Annual Conference & Exposition

September 16-19, 2017

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Booth #100


Are you taking the right steps to ensure compliance in your pre-employment background screening process?

Maybe it’s time for a compliance check-up!

Stop by Booth #100 to learn about how Cisive’s high quality, tech-enabled Onboarding Solution helps to ensure compliance.

While you’re there, enter to win a fitbit blazeTM!

Can’t attend the conference and want to learn more? Click here or call 1-866-557-5984 to speak with a Cisive Specialist!

Cisive is Exhibiting at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition

Cisive is exhibiting at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition

October 10-13, 2017

The Venetian, Las Vegas

Booth #3335

 We’d love to see you there! As an incentive, we are offering a $200.00 discount off of your registration!

 Just click here to register using Promo Code CV17!

Stop by Booth #3335 to learn more about Cisive’s high quality, tech-enabled and compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions including our core onboarding and pre-employment background screening offerings.

While you’re there, enter to win our grand prize Fitbit Blaze.

Can’t attend the conference but want to learn more? Click here or call 1-866-557-5984 to speak with a Cisive Specialist!

Michael Kucza Joins Cisive as Chief Financial Officer

We are pleased to announce that Michael Kucza has joined our management team as Chief Financial Officer. Mike is based in the corporate office in Holtsville, New York, and reports directly to James Owens, Cisive’s CEO.

“As CFO, Mike will be responsible for leading the finance department and partnering with our executive team to achieve our strategic growth initiatives.” said Owens.

Mike commented, “I am very excited to be working with Jim, Dave, Alan and the rest of the Cisive team. I believe the potential for growth and value creation is tremendous.”

Mike is a seasoned financial executive and comes to Cisive with over 20 years of executive-level leadership experience driving operationally-focused financial initiatives within a variety of organizations.

Prior to joining Cisive, Mike was the Chief Financial Officer of the Investor Communications Solutions Segment at Broadridge Financial Services.

Mike holds a B.S. from Wharton School of Business and he earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

Welcome aboard, Mike!

CARCO Group Announces Corporate Rebranding, Introduces Cisive Family of Brands

CARCO Group, Inc., a leading provider of tech-enabled and compliance-driven human capital management solutions, is changing its name to Cisive to better communicate its focus on clear and accurate insights for its HR solutions, security and insurance/fraud prevention clients. As the parent company for all of its businesses, Cisive will house the CARCO and Driver IQ brands and continue its mission to help clients identify fraud and reduce risk through innovative technology.

Building on the success of its HR onboarding, background screening and investigation business, the company is rebranding to keep pace with its growth and drive innovation across the human resource capital management market. The CARCO brand will focus exclusively on pre-insurance vehicle inspections and fraud prevention.

“This is an exciting time of innovation and growth for our company. Cisive (think decisive!) stands for clear and accurate insights that give our clients confidence in their most critical decisions while protecting their brand and reputation,” said Jim Owens, CEO and President of Cisive. Owens further stated, “It has become harder and more complex to determine relevant facts in a world where instant information rules. Decision making is more important than ever, made even more challenging by an ever-growing number of sources, some credible, others not. Further, today’s businesses demand an experience best delivered by technology integrated with human insight.”

Throughout the company’s history, the world’s most prestigious organizations have turned to Cisive for the most accurate and legally compliant background screening and pre-insurance vehicle inspections. As the business environment grows ever more complex, Cisive will continue its focus on information accuracy to ensure clients receive clear and accurate insights in order to make confident business decisions.

The Cisive brand includes the following business divisions:

Cisive, the new name of the HR technology, human resource management solutions and background investigation business lines.

CARCO, the leader in the pre-insurance vehicle inspection and fraud prevention market. The CARCO name will now be focused exclusively on vehicle inspections and fraud prevention.

Driver iQ, the leader in screening for the trucking industry.

The Cisive family of brands will retain the established values and commitment to great customer service that its clients have come to know and expect over the years.

For more information, visit www.cisive.com.

About Cisive

Cisive is a leading provider of tech-enabled and compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions. The company’s core onboarding and pre-employment background screening offering provides clients with a high quality, regulatory compliant and tech-enabled solution. Cisive currently serves clients across the financial services, transportation and media and telecom end-markets, among others, and offers transportation clients a comprehensive, industry-focused solution through its Driver iQ branded offering. Cisive is headquartered in Holtsville, NY and has office locations in Spring Lake, NC, Tulsa, OK, and Tustin, CA.


Cisive Receives Certification Under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

privacy-shield-logo-flagEffective September 13, 2016, CARCO Group, Inc. is a listed participant and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This certification enables CARCO to effectuate transfers of personal data during the background screening process to the United States from the European Union while ensuring that EU data subjects continue to benefit from effective safeguards and protection as required by European legislation.

 “As a major provider of international employment screening and HR related services, it is imperative that the information flowing from the EU to the US be protected,” stated Bruce Berger, CARCO’s Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Berger further stated, “It is imperative that the individual about whom the information relates is comfortable with the manner in which the information is handled and protected, and that there are established procedures in place for the individual to access, verify, dispute, and correct, if necessary, that information. CARCO is extremely concerned about the lives which can be impacted by information handling practices and strives to protect the individual in every possible way. We are extremely proud at our being one of the earliest adopters of the EU Privacy Shield Framework.”

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. On July 12, 2016, the European Commission deemed the Privacy Shield Framework adequate to enable data transfers under EU law (see the adequacy determination).

To view CARCO’s EU US Privacy Shield Privacy Statement, click here.


DID YOU KNOW? Cisive Has Technology Driven Solutions

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CARCO’s Technology Driven Solutions provide:

  • Onboarding Platform
  • Pre-Hire & New Hire Form automation
    • Pre-Hire & New Hire
    • Direct Deposit
    • Employee Engagement Surveys
    • Exit Interview
    • Training Videos
  • Seamless integration with our in-house Drug and Background processes
  • Electronic signature
  • Secure Mobile Document Upload App
  • Applicant Portal and Task Wizard
  • Client Portal with Dashboard to manage applicants & client tasks
  • Technology that allows for multiple client roles and multiple automated and customizable applicant workflows
  • Proactive email reminders
  • Experience at integrating with multiple ATS systems
  • Automated EEOC compliance
  • CARCO Analytics Reporting Tool (CART)
  • I-9/E-verify

For more information on CARCO’s Technology Driven Solutions, visit http://www.carcogroup.com or call 866-557-5984 to speak to a CARCO Specialist.


DID YOU KNOW? CARCO has a Mobile App!

Mobile App CARCO’s Mobile Document Upload App facilitates the process of transferring forms from either the applicant or your Human Resources staff that are required for the background check or I-9 processes.

Some of the forms uploaded using the Mobile App include W-2 forms, passports, school records, and more.  When using the app, no sensitive documents are stored on the phone itself. All forms are secured using TLS encryption so you can be confident that your candidates’ information will be safe.