Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sherlock Holmes Joke

One day, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson were doing their usual investigative business, when they uncovered an unusual painting. 

At first glance, it looked like a picture of normal oak tree, in the middle of a wilderness, but if one looked closer, one could see that it was a remarkable painting. The tree trunk was actually made of fire, and its branches were made of ice, clouds and earth. 

"What is it, Holmes?" asked Watson in awe. "It's an Element tree, my dear Watson," replied Holmes.

Source: California Spy

Friday, January 11, 2013

Employee Screening - Driving Records

Motor Vehicle Records reports statewide driving records, including Commercial Driver's License status (CDL) for at least 3 years, oftentimes up to 7 years. We recommend screening motor vehicle records for any employment position requiring driving, such as trucking, transportation, delivery, DOT compliance, or any use of company vehicles.

Motor Vehicle Records offer driving history information including insurance lapses, license suspensions, revocations, accidents, traffic violations, and unpaid, or unanswered summons. The MVR report can flag Driving Under the Influence (DWI or DUI) charges and other potential substance abuse problems.

Matching Rules for Identifiers on Records -Varies depending on state.
  • Typically requires driver’s license number
  • Last name
  • First name
  • Some states also require DOB
  • Sex
Source: Corra Group

Friday, January 4, 2013

Serial Litigators

In a court case for which you were the defendant, or the defendant's attorney, would it make a difference if the plaintiff were a serial litigator? If he had brought many suits on in the past for similar instances, could it lose him credibility in court? Indeed! We can uncover a trait such as this.

The “ typical” background check using the standard internet tools can provide a national criminal background check but often omits key information such as civil litigation searches. This type of limited information can miss some of the most important information since the typical c-level executive will most likely not have any criminal background. It is more likely that these subjects could have extensive civil filings that can provide insight into undisclosed business matters.

The difficulty that arises in researching civil litigation history is the fact that there is no centralized database for all civil court records. Some counties provide online records, but many require that records be obtained in person at the court house. It takes a skilled and experienced investigator to navigate various resources and compile a comprehensive report that encompasses civil backgrounds.

Source: PR Web