Monthly Archives: March 2014

Understanding the Roles in Compliance: Furnisher, CRA, End User & Reseller

We started last week explaining what it means to be Consumer Reporting Agency and examining credit protection.Here’s a snapshot of what we learned:*  A company is a CRA if it assembles and evaluates consumer report information and provides those reports to third parties for monetary purposes.*  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) holds CRAs and the […]

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Active Screening’s Pick of the Week – Mar 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. If Great Talent Walked Through Your Door, Would You Recognize It?Facebook made a big hiring mistake that cost them almost 20 […]

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How a Proper Background Check Saved USF from a $1,000,000 Mistake

Early in the month the University of South Florida decided to end the contract of its basketball coach Stan Heath. Heath had brought the team to one NCAA Tournament in 2012 but failed to do it again since bringing an end to his career with USF. The search for the perfect replacement quickly began and […]

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Drug Testing: Professional Sports and Competitions

Cave paintings as far back as 3,000 BC depict wrestling tournaments. Ancient monuments in Egypt indicate a variety of sporting events. Greece held the first Olympic Games in 700 BC, a tradition we all know very well today. The list goes on all the way up to modern day sports. So what is my point? […]

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The EEOC: 12 Rules All Employers Should Know

Being a background screening company we often only focus on the EEOC’s guidance on criminal records. It’s something that directly concerns our business, our clients and our reports but the EEOC plays a much bigger role in the employment world. For today’s post I am going to give a brief run-down of the EEOC and […]

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The FCRA and You: Protecting Your Credit Information

By law, a company is a “consumer reporting agency” if it assembles and evaluates consumer report information and provides those reports to third parties, for monetary purposes.  Therefore, any business that uses consumer reports for employment purposes has to comply with the FCRA.However, when most people think of the FCRA they think more along the […]

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The Snowden Effect: Government Screening Cont.

In this post, we learned who Edward Snowden is, what he is accused of, an inkling of how he pulled it off, where he is supposedly living, and why he says he blew the whistle on questionable spying practices by the National Security Agency.The effects/ramifications/consequences from Snowden’s actions are felt everyday and they will continue […]

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EEOC Zeroing in on Social: 5 Ways to Avoid Trouble

The next form of workplace discrimination: the technologically challenged… you may laugh reading this sentence but it’s actually a reality. How? Aren’t computer skills necessary for certain positions? It’s not discrimination if applicants can’t perform the job requirements. Although a true statement, that’s not the issue here. Social media recruitment is.Still laughing? The Wall Street […]

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Industry Spotlight: Government Services

Look closely at this picture. Notice anything, or more accurately, anyone familiar?In a not-so-surprising move, Edward Snowden appeared via satellite robot (middle and far right screen) from somewhere in Russia at yesterday’s 2014 TED conference in Vancouver, reports Mashable.The NSA whistleblower’s latest revelation? We ain’t seen nothing yet. That’s a hefty thing to say considering […]

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Should Employers Use Pre-Employment Testing?

Pre-employment testing – we have all been subjected to it at one point or another. Whether it was proving you could add and subject for that cashiers job you got at 16 or that personality test you took when you applied to be a sales person after college. Maybe it was a skills test you […]

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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."

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"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."

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"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."

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

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"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."

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"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."

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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.”

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 "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.