The SHRM17 Annual Conference & Exposition was a huge success, and CRI® Group was proud to be on hand at the event in New Orleans to meet with human resources managers and specialists to talk about their challenges, best practices and how EmploySmart can help make their jobs easier and more effective. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) holds the annual event to gather the top HR professionals from around the world. CRI® Group knows that HR is in a critical role when it comes to helping organizations prevent fraud.

CRI® Group has participated in the SHRM17 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans (June 18-21). SHRM and their world-renowned annual conference is a must-attend event for HR pros. Human resources managers and specialists are in a unique position when it comes to helping their organizations prevent fraud. An HR team that conducts thorough background screening in the employment process, for example, can help keep potential fraudsters out before they have a chance to damage a company from within.

CRI® Group’s agents discussed how thorough background screening for new and existing staff can help detect red flags, potentially saving companies millions in future losses from fraud and corruption. Using EmploySmart, CRI® Group analyses a job candidate’s claims and credentials, and can complement HR efforts with a “boots on the ground” approach to extensive background checking. With EmploySmart, CRI® Group examines all of the details provided by a potential employee including their identity, criminal background, education credentials, job history, employment references, and financial and credit checks (as permitted by law); among many other details.

If you missed getting a chance to meet with CRI® Group’s experts at the conference, or if you are an HR professional who would like to know more about how EmploySmart can help you, please contact us today! We are always eager to chat about how we can help complement your efforts and make you a hero in fraud prevention at your organization. With EmploySmart, you can make sure your prospective (and current) employees are who they say they are, and that you only hire the best.

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Don’t leave hiring to chance. Take a proactive stance with the highest level of background screening as a part of your essential corporate strategy. Contact us today to learn more about our full range of services to help your organization stay protected.


About us…

Based in London, CRI® Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk ManagementEmployee Background ScreeningBusiness IntelligenceTPRMDue DiligenceCompliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background-screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are, we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI® Group also holds B.S. 102000:2013 and B.S. 7858:2012 Certifications is an HRO certified provider and partners with Oracle.

In 2016, CRI® Group launched the Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body that provides education and certification services for individuals and organizations on a wide range of disciplines and ISO standards, including ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management- GuidelinesISO 37000:2021 Governance of OrganisationsISO 37002:2021 Whistleblowing Management SystemISO 37301:2021 (formerly ISO 19600) Compliance Management system (CMS)Anti-Money Laundering (AML); and ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems ABMS. ABAC® offers a complete suite of solutions designed to help organizations mitigate the internal and external risks associated with operating in multi-jurisdiction and multi-cultural environments while assisting in developing frameworks for strategic compliance programs. Contact ABAC® for more on ISO Certification and training.


Zafar I. Anjum is Group Chief Executive Officer of CRI® Group (, a global supplier of investigative, forensic accounting, business due to diligence and employee background screening services for some of the world’s leading business organizations. Headquartered in London (with a significant presence throughout the region) and licensed by the Dubai International Financial Centre-DIFC, the Qatar Financial Center – QFC, and the Abu Dhabi Global Market-ADGM, CRI® Group safeguard businesses by establishing the legal compliance, financial viability, and integrity levels of outside partners, suppliers and customers seeking to affiliate with your business. CRI® Group maintains offices in UAE, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, China, the USA, and the United Kingdom.

Contact CRI® Group to learn more about its 3PRM-Certified™ third-party risk management strategy program and discover an effective and proactive approach to mitigating the risks associated with corruption, bribery, financial crimes and other dangerous risks posed by third-party partnerships.


Zafar Anjum, MSc, MS, CFE, CII, MICA, Int. Dip. (Fin. Crime) | CRI® Group Chief Executive Officer

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