i-Sight Offers Webinar on Conducting Comprehensive Background Investigations

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i-Sight Software is offering free training on how to conduct a comprehensive background investigation. The one-hour webinar will appeal to anyone who conducts both private and corporate investigations and will be presented on Thursday, May 30th at 2 p.m. EST by expert investigator Brian Willingham, founder of Diligentia Group.

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A comprehensive background investigation can save a company from making a huge mistake that could cost them dearly or lead to a lawsuit.

Conducting a detailed background investigation is much more involved than performing a simple background check. Both can identify information about a person’s past, but the findings don’t always tell the whole story. An investigator must apply knowledge and experience to analyze the findings carefully to identify red flags and help to make informed decisions.

“While a convicted felon is typically a significant red flag to any client, a prospective employer may be also concerned about hiring someone for a finance or accounting position with a checkered past such as a bankruptcy filing, or finding that a potential senior executive knowingly falsified his or her education credentials,” says Willingham. “A company considering a merger or acquisition may, likewise, want to ensure the new partnership doesn’t come with any nasty surprises. A comprehensive background investigation can save a company from making a huge mistake that could cost them dearly or lead to a lawsuit.”

“We are really pleased to have Brian onboard for this webinar,” says Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “He’s got a wealth of experience as an investigator and CFE, and is a well-known name in the investigative space for his frequent articles and his straightforward approach to investigations.”

In the webinar, entitled Background Investigations - Beyond the Basics, Brian will discuss the “hows” and “whys” of:

  •     Gathering personal and professional information on a subject
  •     Examining regulatory issues related to a subject
  •     Uncovering assets and determining financial status
  •     Gathering human intelligence
  •     Investigating media and internet activity
  •     Uncovering a subject’s business interests
  •     Researching someone’s criminal and civil case history

The webinar is pre-approved for CPE credit from HRCI and can be submitted for CPE credit at other institutions, depending on their requirements. In addition to continuing education credits, attendees also learn valuable skills that help them do their jobs better.

For more information and to register for i-Sight’s webinar, go to http://i-sight.com/background-investigations/.

About Brian Willingham

Brian Willingham is a private investigator and founder of Diligentia Group, a boutique investigative firm dedicated to providing law firms, financial institutions and decision makers with comprehensive background investigations, due diligence investigations and legal investigation services. Diligentia tackles investigations of all sorts, including asset tracing, international and domestic due diligence background investigations, vetting of Board members and senior executives, complex litigation support, pre-employment background checks and witness interviews for civil or criminal litigation, providing clients with information that will help them to make informed decisions or avoid costly ones.

Brian is a prolific blogger and contributor to industry magazines and publications including Pursuit Magazine and ACFE Insights.

About i-Sight

Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm works with investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at http://www.i-sight.com.

For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or media(at)i-sight(dot)om

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