Monthly Archives: May 2014

Screening for Personality: Finding the Right Fit for Your Culture

This is obviously a hot topic. A simple Google search of the phrase ‘hiring employees to fit your company culture’ yields more than 24 million results. It seems everyone is an expert, or wants to be one, on this crucial hiring conundrum. There is A LOT of information to sift through so we did the […]

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Top Talent For Top dollar? Not If You’re Creative.

The first thing we did on Memorial Day was give thanks to all the men and women who sacrificed their lives for America. We would not be living, working and thriving in our country without them. Our children would not have bright futures if not for their selflessness, loyalty and belief in a greater good. […]

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How to Avoid a Cash Crisis with Background Screening

What – or whom – do you believe?Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) who declared this in January:“What he [President Obama] misunderstands is that nine out of 10 businesses fail, so nine out of 10 times, he’s going to give it to the wrong people. He gave $500 million to one of the richest men in the […]

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Summer is coming: Have Your Kids’ Camps and Coaches Been Screened?

Have your kids camps and coaches had their background checks?Hello muddah, hello faddahI know you’re thinking it’s camp timeBut I warn you to considerHave the counselors been screened for rotten business?I want to hike and bike and swimAnd I’d like to stay real safeSo forgive me to remind youThat background checks are super importantYou say […]

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Education Week: Universities and Background Screening: Keeping Campus Safe

 It’s graduation time at thousands of colleges and universities. Millions of students are ready to embark on their next stage in life – decorating their ceremonial cap.For inspiration, head here. Head. Get it?http://www.pinterest.com/GradSource/graduation-cap-decorations-and-designs/These are our favorites. One cap in particular, though, grabbed our attention because its school has been the center of attention this week – […]

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How far should schools go to ensure their campuses are safe?

There are some hot headlines in the world of education this week.Some parents are flipping out about naked illustrations in a middle school sex-ed book.College grads are giving their alma mater’s an average grade for life prep.Title IX infraction investigations are heating up at some of the nation’s top universities.This last article is especially apropos […]

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Small Business Week – Why it is Crucial for Small Businesses to Outsource Background Screening

Now, these are the types of upcoming college graduates, much less people in general, you want to hire.http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/15/roommates-buy-lumpy-used-couch-find-40k-in-cash/9146839/These roommates returned more than $40,000 to its rightful owner after finding the money stashed inside a couch they bought from a thrift store. They said it was the right thing to do. Doesn’t that benevolence and moral […]

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Small Business Week: Is Outsourcing right for your business?

We’ve mentioned it before but we’ll say it again: outsourcing is an awesome idea for a small business.Welcome to small business week here at the Active Care blog. ICYMI, we tackled turnover yesterday. Today, we’re going deep discussing outsourcing. (My football analogies are running rampant. It must be the NFL Draft hangover effect. Or it […]

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Could high Turnover cost you your business?

We’re celebrating small business this week at Active Screening. A hearty congratulations and thank you for all your hard work. We know the dedication and devotion you must have to make a small business succeed – kudos to you!There are some big hurdles to overcome if you’re a small business. Alexandria outlined 5 of ‘em […]

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Hire or Fire: 4 Things to Consider Before Dismissing a Candidate

In search for this week’s topics I stumbled across the blog Workforce. Workforce is an HR blog that covers various topics concerning employers. It is a great resource that provides advice through blog posts, webinars, publications and Q&A from its audience.It was a Workforce Q&A that caught my attention today, an HR associate asked:What Do You […]

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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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"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.”

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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.