Monthly Archives: January 2014

Active Screening’s Pick of the Week

Check out what the following blogs had to say about recruiting trends, dangerous jobs, social media law and more. Below is a list of our top five favorite posts from this week. Check back every Friday for five more!1. 5 Things to NEVER tell a RecruiterThis popular post is from Social Hire, it is written by […]

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Best Practices: The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Background Screening

Background screening is an integral part of hiring; however, is it not that straightforward. When performing background checks companies must consider many factors before diving in. Here is a list of 10 things to remember when screening potential employees.Do: Have a Written PolicyAll companies should have a written document outlining their screening process. This helps […]

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Designing the Right Background Screening Program

Employers today nearly always perform some sort of background screening on applicants prior to hiring. Between trying to remain compliant with rapidly new and changing Federal and State regulations, and tackling inaccurate information provided by over half of all applicants on their resumes (Source: Society of Human Resources Management, 2003), Human Resources departments have no […]

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Why You Should Screen Your Current Employees

Is it sufficient to screen employees only once? Many assume so but the answer is no. Just because someone passed the background check when hired does not mean they can do it again. It is only recommended that employers re-screen employees however it is necessary in certain circumstances. This post will cover when it is […]

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6 Steps to Hiring the Perfect Candidate

Finding the perfect candidate for any position is a lot tougher than it sounds. I’ve personally posted positions where I’ve received in excess of 100 resumes in the first 24 hours. In those instances, it stands to reason that there are great candidates most likely slipping through the cracks, just based upon the sheer volume […]

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US Government Suing Firm that Vetted Snowden for Fraud

Edward Snowden is back in the news but this time he’s not the one under fire. Instead USIS, the company who vetted Snowden’s background is in the hot seat. It was no surprise that after Snowden’s actions the government would open an investigation into how he was cleared to handle such sensitive information; however, what […]

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Arrests & Convictions: 5 Things to Consider when Hiring Ex-Offenders

You interview someone and like them but they have a record – what do you do next? The EEOC recently established guidelines for inquiries about arrests and convictions. Although it is not yet an enforced law, it is important that employers understand what the EEOC considers to be discrimination. Hiring managers should start to take […]

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How-To: The 2014 Guide to Applicant Screening

Active Screening is excited to present to you the 2014 Guide to Applicant Screening; this guide is an informative tool that will help prepare you for hiring and screening in 2014.  The 2014 guide to Applicant ScreeningWith the state of the economy, desperation and fraud have been flooding the job market; as more and more candidates […]

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Applicant Fraud: Fake Resumes and More

You’re interviewing; as you filter through a pile of resumes you notice something’s off. The same employer appears over and over again. You think, maybe it’s a coincidence – 30 resumes later – maybe it’s not. How would you proceed? Ignore it, go forward and reference check the applicants you like or investigate further to […]

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Security Concerns Remain as the 2014 Winter Games Near

Background checks deal with extremely sensitive information and are typically only requested when necessary: getting a new job, applying for a loan and leasing a home or car. Being asked to hand over your social security number in any of these scenarios is no surprise and most people do it willingly. The purpose of a […]

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Active ScreeningBarbara S.
Healthcare Industry

"Here at Holland Hospital, we have been extremely pleased with Active Screening. The report results come back quickly, usually within 24 hours or less.  The staff at Active Screening is easy accessible, knowledgeable and responds to our questions promptly."

Active ScreeningLynn C. Staffing Industry

"Benton Mobley has been and remains my Main point of contact at Active Screening from the beginning; so aside from the comfort of dealing with the same person all these years, there is the most important fact of all;  customer satisfaction. Benton knows the business like the back of his hand; and that is what we need in our fast paced industry of staffing. He is the all-time BEST!  MY employer, Leslie, believes in the notion that great service deserves to be rewarded, so we are here for the duration.We get immediate and personalized attention for any and all concerns we need addressed, and in the staffing industry, this is vital."

Active ScreeningCayce R. Education Industry

"My experience working with Active Screening for our background check process has been very positive.  The reports are almost always completed in a very timely fashion. The information reported appears to be very thorough and accurate.  On the rare occasions that we have questions or problems, the customer service team is always very quick to respond and resolve the issue.  Overall, I am very pleased with the service I receive from Active Screening."

Active ScreeningCraig H. Staffing Industry

"Your customer service is excellent.  The turn around time on background checks is quite fast.  Excellent work.  I haven't had a single problem."

Active ScreeningJackie C. Education Industry

"I wanted to thank you and your staff for being so patient and working so diligently with the Human Resources staff during our recent endeavor to process all of our work study students through background screenings.  We have never had to process so many requests within such a short period of time before, but thanks to you and your staff we made it. Again thank you, we made a good choice in selecting Active Screening."

Active ScreeningLindsey W.  Financial Industry

"I wanted to share my appreciation for your wonderful service...switching background screening companies could have been a stressful task, but your company made the transition seamless. Your website was extremely easy to navigate and the turn around time has been great. I appreciate when information is missing or entered incorrectly during ordering, your company notifies me right away to ensure that my error does not hold the reports results, causing us a delay in hiring an individual...Active Screening has been great to us and I would definitely refer them to others."

Active ScreeningTerry S. Property Management

"Working with Active Screening over the last year and half has been a wonderful experience. They deliver fast and informative results at the best price. Their level of professionalism and the speed they respond to our issues is a benefit that any company can value from. I would highly recommend using Active Screening and their amazing team."

Active ScreeningYulesis D.  Staffing Industry

“Interactive Response Technologies (IRT) has more than 2,000 employees at multiple locations across the United States. IRT has been using Active Screening to conduct criminal background checks since 2006. During this time, Active Screening has consistently returned accurate reports, usually with less than 48 hours turnaround. If there are any problems or inconsistencies with the reports, their staff has called to notify us so that we can attempt to rectify the situation. The staff at Active Screening is always courteous and congenial over the phone. In our opinion, Active Screening is outstanding.”

Active ScreeningAndy N. Software Provider

 "Active Screening has helped us screen our applicants in record time for more than two years.... we are very impressed with the professionalism and speed with which their service team responds to our questions. They understand our needs and are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them."

Active ScreeningCassie J. Staffing Industry

"The Active Screening team is very informative; they provided a complete consultation on all the services, so I understood what I needed, and saved me hours and hours of my time learning the various services. Their reputation, as being on the cutting edge of employment screening best practices, certainly held true in this instance. The expertise they brought to the table was invaluable to our understanding of our applicants backgrounds. I highly recommend Active Screening to anyone with the task of screening large numbers of applicants and needing reliable customer support."

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With over 20 years of law enforcement experience I can attest to the fact that the strongest predictor of future criminal behavior is a person’s criminal history. As the manager of campus safety at my church, I depend on Active Screening to provide a thorough assessment of every criminal history background check we request. For more than 3 years, Active Screening has been faithful to this task with timely, accurate and reliable service.

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We have benefited from knowing that we are not exposing the communities we work with or ourselves to unnecessary risk. We continue to have a perfect record in that we have never had a serious incident with a trip participant causing harm or acting inappropriately with any community member or fellow team member- thank goodness!

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I would highly recommend any association or organization who conducts background checks to use Active Screening. In addition to my involvement with WAHA, I am an officer in a corporation with over 500 employees who provide treatment, mental health, and correctional services for children and adolescents. Our company is mandated by law to do comprehensive background searches and I can say with the utmost sincerity that Active Screening product rivals that of any government or other private sector process.

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We have used Active Screening and their solution VERITY to screen all our coaches and volunteers working with youth. The online system gives us an easy and cost-effective solution to collecting forms and payments from our applicants...and we simply login to view the results of who passed or failed. It's so easy....thank you Active Screening.