Monthly Archives: April 2014

Unusual types of Discrimination: A look at Age Discrimination

If employment bloggers haven’t already lit up the internet with Hillary Clinton’s latest comment, then it’s all the proof we need that no one really cares about age discrimination.But they should. You should. You really, really, really should.The Cost of Age DiscriminationIt’s about the law.If you’re an employee or a job applicant, you should know […]

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How Well Do You Know Your CRA: USIS Employee Pleads Guilty

I start many of my mornings on Twitter. It’s my favorite news source. Mainly because I know what is in my feed: the perfect mixture of news, educational articles and celebrity gossip.This morning as I scrolled through, it wasn’t George Clooney’s engagement or the Clippers basketball scandal that caught my eye but something much more […]

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Small Business Hiring Tips: Avoiding Discrimination

Handyman. Stewardess. Policeman.Young. Clean Cut. Handsome.What do all of these phrases have in common? They can get you sued for big bucks if you put them in a job posting or use them for recruiting, hiring or promotion purposes.Why? They’re discriminatory.We’re not living in the Mad Men era anymore and you’re not Don Draper (at […]

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Active Screening’s Pick of the Week – Apr 21-25

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. Why Recruiting Online is More than Just SourcingOnline recruiting is a growing trend and it’s no secret why. With social platforms […]

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Hiring? Don’t make this $4.4 million mistake

Hiring is a process. You must create the ad, review resumes, interview candidates, make an offer and finally screen before making the final hiring decision. Seems fairly simple, however, one misstep in the process and the employer is looking at a lawsuit instead of a new hire.The latest hiring misstep, and the reason for this […]

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The Key to Keeping Customers & Candidates Happy

Customer service can be broken down into three main categories:GoodBadUgly When things get bad, you usually have the chance to correct the mistake. Dominos pizza is a prime example. This blog post tells the story of how one repulsive YouTube video changed the course of Dominos customer relations, and the company’s pizza.If you don’t correct […]

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Company Culture: It Takes More Than Incentives

Did you know everyone’s favorite coffee shop celebrates the earth with discounted coffee? There is a catch though, in order to receive your discount you must bring your own mug.  This occurs on Earth Day, however this isn’t the only day Starbucks goes green. You can actually receive a 10 cent discount every time you […]

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Active Care: Three Steps to the Perfect Customer Experience

What do you get when you cross a fish with a bunny? You get something pretty funny, right? Get it? Funny??!!That image comes courtesy of Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar in San Diego. I’ll be visiting them soon so I had to give them some love.We hope you had a most egg-scellent Easter! […]

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Active Screening’s Pick of the Week – Apr 14-18

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!6 Reasons HR would Reject Employees Based on Their BackgroundsThis post is about a topic near and dear to us, background […]

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ACTivate a Positive Candidate Experience

The customer service experience is written about everywhere lately.Not necessarily positively, either.Cases in point:The Twitter handle @IHateUSPS does nothing but rant about the United States Postal Service (seriously, NSFW here folks).Chicago Transit Authority fails are posted daily.This 2007 article recaps some of the most epic customer transgressions in the last decade.These examples prove several things:One) 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."

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."

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"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.