Monthly Archives: February 2014

Active Screening’s Pick of the Week – Feb 24-28

Check out what the following blogs had to say about HR trends, news and more. Below is a list of our top five favorite posts from this week. Check back every Friday for five more!1. IT’S CRIMINAL NOT TO RECRUIT YOUR COMPETITION’S TALENT!This post comes from HR pro Tim Sackett and is refreshingly honest about recruitment. […]

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Property Managers: What type of background screening should you be performing?

While driving into the office this morning and thinking of what to blog about today (this really happened), I was flipping through channels on Sirius Radio, and stopped on Fox News when I heard Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Fox & Friends ask the following question:“If you are an owner of a rental property and you want […]

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7 Hiring & HR Mistakes that Could Land You a Lawyer

1. Inaccurate Job DescriptionsNo matter the excuse employers should always take the time to come up with an accurate job description. By hiring someone who doesn’t fully understand the position an employer opens themselves up to risks including: disgruntled employees, high turnover and even legal issues. Next time you are writing a job description be […]

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Employment Trends: Turnover and Retention

In 2009 unemployment spiked to numbers that the economy hadn’t seen in years. The rate then jumped again in 2010, by 2011 the rate began to slowly decrease but not by much. Now 3 years later the employment rate is almost back to what it was in 2008. What does this mean for employers – […]

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Improving Human Capital Management

Human Capital Management has been in the spotlight quite a bit recently as companies realize the increasing value of their employees and the true cost of replacing them. This trend is predicted to continue to increase in the future as the workforce continues to grow more educated and demanding.  In addition, companies have realized the […]

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Active Screening’s Pick of the Week – Feb 17-21

Check out what the following blogs had to say about HR trends, news and more. Below is a list of our top five favorite posts from this week. Check back every Friday for five more!1. 10 Ways Companies Drive Away TalentEmployers do you have a problem with finding talent? This article from Forbes provides an explanation […]

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Expert Insight: National Criminal Records

Today’s post is the last of our three part series on criminal records. In case this is the first you’re hearing of it, the past two days we have published posts focused around criminal records. Tuesday’s post started with criminal record searches at a county level, yesterday’s post covered statewide searches and today’s focus is […]

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Expert Insight: Statewide Criminal Record Search

In case you missed it yesterday, this week we are releasing a series of posts on the different types of criminal records. Each day myself and our Director of Compliance, Benton Mobley will tackle a new level. Yesterday’s focus was at the county level and today we are going to examine criminal records at a […]

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Expert Insight: County Criminal Record Search

This week we will be focusing on the different types of criminal records with our Director of Compliance, Benton Mobley. Criminal records are a vital part of the screening process. The information found by criminal record searches helps employers identify potential risks associated with a new hire, however many employers are still open to risk. […]

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Active Screening’s Pick of the Week – Feb 10-14

Check out what the following blogs had to say about HR trends, news and more. Below is a list of our top five favorite posts from this week. Check back every Friday for five more!1. Let Love Inspire Your LeadershipThis great post from Forbes discusses the employer/employee relationship. Released with Valentine’s Day in mind, the post […]

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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.