CEO Today Global Awards 2022: Interview with Jim Owens

We hear from CEO Today's top tech business leader of 2022 for the USA.

What are the most common issues that large companies need assistance with when it comes to hiring?

Human Capital Management, or HCM, is the active acquisition, employment, and development of a company’s employees through strategic and tactical practices, processes, and applications to maximize their economic value. The set of Human Capital Management practices, procedures, and applications should be focused on the organizational need to provide specific competencies.

Risk management is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center. Comparable to risk reduction, risk mitigation takes steps to reduce the adverse impact of threats and disasters on Business Continuity (BC). Threats that might put a business at risk include cyber-attacks, weather events, and other causes of physical or virtual damage to a data center.

In today’s highly regulated environment and technology-driven landscape, employers are competing for top talent more than ever. As a result, they must focus on providing the best candidate experience, which normally means balancing compliance and due diligence with efficiency. Efficient processes that leverage the latest technology can determine whether an employer meets their hiring goals. With Cisive’s technology, employers can have both without compromise.

Can you tell us more about Cisive’s pre-employment screening solutions?

At Cisive, we are experts in the specific risks and regulations that apply to the financial services and other highly regulated industries. For over 40 years, we have provided tailored solutions to meet the unique requirements of our enterprise clients. We launched our onboarding suite of technologies in 2007 to cater to enterprise clients’ talent acquisition needs, and have been enhancing the platform ever since.

In today’s highly regulated environment and technology-driven landscape, employers are competing for top talent more than ever.

Founded in 1977 as CARCO Group Inc., we launched our new brand Cisive in 2017 to keep pace with our incredible growth and our clients’ increasingly complex challenges for accurate information and insights to make confident decisions.

Today, Cisive provides comprehensive global background investigations on potential and current employees, vendors, clients, and business partners. We also provide drug testing and fingerprinting services through alliance partners.

What are a few key qualities that have taken Cisive to new heights?

With Cisive, you will not only get a background screening partner, but a lifelong partner—a company that stands by their work, protects their clients, and provides the consultation and guidance world-class organizations are looking for. It is for these reasons that many of our clients have been with us for over 30 years. Cisive’s quality of service, robust reporting, cost-effectiveness, and state of the art – 100% configurable, proprietary technology sets us apart from all others in the industry.

How does Cisive fuse technology and human insight into clear and actionable intelligence for any HR leader?

Governed by a mission to mitigate risk for employers, Cisive empowers clients with actionable intelligence and clarity throughout the hiring processes. The uniqueness of Cisive’s pre-employment screening services stems from their unwavering focus on truthful reporting, legal compliance, and integrity of source material. The company draws on its rich experience to offer the right solutions to enterprise organizations in highly regulated industries such as financial services. Cisive employs technology to automate processes where achievable by technology but also employs highly trained personnel for review of background investigation information at critical points. This approach provides our clients unparalleled insight and the most accurate information and ensures that they overcome employment background check challenges and bring the most qualified candidates on board.

Our accuracy rates are extremely high, and our dispute rates are very low. Moreover, while providing this best-in-class quality, our turnaround times compare favorably to our competitors. All these operational and background screening capabilities work in cohesion to improve the candidate experience. We don’t cut corners; as a result, clients don’t have to make a choice between technology and quality of the background screening with Cisive.

About Jim Owens

Jim Owens is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cisive and has been in that position since July 2009. He has over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, business operations, and technology.

As CEO, Mr. Owens has transformed Cisive into an HR technology-enabled services company with a dual focus on HR onboarding and background screening at industry-leading quality levels. Before joining Cisive, he was a senior architect at Cap Gemini Ernst and Young (CGEY) where he designed and implemented large-scale systems, including several innovative web-based applications.

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