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Employment & Education History From Cisive

Thorough and Accurate Investigations HR Can Count On 

Cisive is known in the industry for the thoroughness and accuracy of our investigations that HR can depend on every time. Our proprietary process for employment screening, education verification, and professional reference checks employs a technology interface that ensures verifications are completed within your time frame.

Trained Professionals Use a Team Approach for Complete Reports 

Cisive trained professionals use a team approach to manage verifications, increasing the opportunity of reaching the source and obtaining a completed verification.

  • We guarantee daily staggered attempts to verify information through official HR and payroll records and supervisor contact. 
  • Cisive will automatically send emails that identify missing elements and ask the candidate to take action, including easy email, text, or upload documentation through our online portal to reduce time service.
  • All Employment & Education verifications are conducted by U.S. personnel.

Cisive Has the Industry’s Highest Accuracy Measures

  • 96.18 percent — Employment verification rate
  • 98.83 percent — Education verification rate

Education Verification

Cisive verifies that the institution to be checked is accredited by a recognized accreditation body and then conducts a check of the applicant’s highest degree attained or attended, or all of the applicant’s education, as specified by the client. Qualifications may be set by the client (only post-high school, no trade schools, etc.). Each education verification includes attempts to verify attendance, periods of enrollment, degree/diploma awarded, and graduation date.

Employment Verification

Cisive conducts a check of all listed employers during a specified period of time. Employers discovered through a Credit History Check or Social Security Number Check during the specified period of time can be checked at the client’s request. Employment verification includes dates of employment, job title, eligibility for rehire, and reason for leaving.

Professional Credentials

Cisive contacts the appropriate organization to verify Professional Credentials listed on the application and issued by the organization. Each Professional Credential Check can also include a disciplinary action record, if available, at the client’s request. Cisive obtains information on the license or accreditation verification and standing by contacting the appropriate licensing and regulatory body directly.

Professional Reference Check

Cisive contacts and interviews listed or developed references to obtain personal subjective information about the applicant. This information may be derived from a customized question set and include additional names, addresses, character traits, habits, strengths, weaknesses, and whether the reference would recommend the applicant for employment. In addition, details of the references’ relationship with the applicant may be provided, including how long they have been acquainted and the type of relationship.

Military Verification

Cisive will contact the necessary sources to confirm the candidate’s military service, including branch, dates of enlistment/commission, rank or pay grade, and type of discharge.

DOT Employment Verification

Cisive will conduct a check of all listed employers during a specified period and verify DOT-regulated employment. Employers discovered through a Credit History Check or Social Security Number Check during the specified period can be checked at the client’s request. If it is determined that the individual worked in a DOT-regulated position, Cisive will request answers to DOT-mandated questions as required.


Our Full Suite of Background Screening Solution

  • Criminal Background
    Cisive always conducts multiple repository searches. An investigative audit confirms record accuracy, followed by a review for legal dissemination under state, federal, and international law.
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  • Social Security Number
    Cisive conducts an inquiry on the individual's Social Security number against commercial sources to include credit bureau header information, augmented with related compiled name and address information.
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  • Motor Vehicle Records
    Cisive conducts a statewide Motor Vehicle Record Check (MVR) of the appropriate motor vehicle files based on the state in which an operator license is issued.
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  • Credit History
    Cisive includes credit and litigation history, Social Security number trace, and current and previous addresses, and may include current or former employers.
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  • Vendor Screening
    Qualify prospective vendors, independent contractors, contingent workers, clients, and others to minimize potential losses from vendor-related fraud.
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  • Global Screening
    Cisive acquires background screening information in 196 countries, with a dedicated focus on in-country processes, procedures, and compliance.
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  • Drug Screening
    Cisive’s strategic alliance makes us a best-in-class provider of drug and alcohol testing, as well as in-house medical review services, all using the latest testing technology.
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  • Fingerprinting
    Cisive offers several options for fingerprint capture through strategic partnerships with a vast nationwide network of Live Scan locations.
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  • Social Media
    Cisive’s strategic partner searches and analyzes your job candidate’s Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Instagram records.
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  • Regulatory
    Cisive continually researches, interprets, and socializes regulatory and statutory changes associated with employment screening and related activities.
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  • Small Business Solution
    Our background screening solution for small businesses delivers accurate, easy-to-use online background screening for criminal, credit, employment, and education verifications.
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  • Reality TV Contestant Selection
    Concerns remain around the integrity of applicants who hope to compete in reality TV shows. Don’t risk your show’s reputation when it can easily be protected.
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