Monthly Archives: March 2015

Why You Should ALWAYS Request to View Your Background Check Results

Many of us applying for jobs routinely sign off on the paperwork to grant background checks. But how many of us actually follow up and request to read the results? After reading this story, you’re never going to pass up that chance again.A screening company and school district are both getting slammed with a lawsuit […]

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Thinking of Hiring a Home Health Aide? Protect Yourself With These Tips.

Several recent cases of elder abuse, fraud and theft at the hands of healthcare workers are frightening reminders of how vulnerable seniors can be. This problem may be worsening as more and more older people choose to hire in-home healthcare as compared to entering into assisted living or nursing facilities.AARP reports that polls show the […]

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The Border State Issue: Why More Cities are Turning to Private Screening Firms

This is an interesting problem to have:You want to hire people.You’re a government entity.You sit on a border with another state.Your applicants come from both states.Your current background check system only examines your home state’s records.What do you do?If you’re like East Grand Forks, Minnesota, you start considering outsourcing your employee screening needs to a […]

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Background Check Errors: Why They Happen and What Job Seekers Can Do About Them

We have an awesomely good customer retention rate – 97%. That’s partly because we offer exceptional service and reliable tools like our ACTivate Platform. But it’s also because we rarely make mistakes, and if an error occurs on a background report, we work diligently to discover its root, correct the information, and communicate with all […]

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Lawsuit Claims Insufficient Background Checks Failed to Curb Possible Offender

Could a background check help prevent a crime from taking place in the future? That’s the question at the heart of a new lawsuit heading to court in Missouri.The situation is like the movie ‘Minority Report’ for the screening industry (the Tom Cruise vehicle where police officers of the future can arrest murderers before they […]

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Will Your Criminal Record Keep You Unemployed?

The New York Times is tackling a tough subject – the correlation between having a criminal record and the likelihood of being unemployed. At the center of the issue, detailed in this article by Binyamin Applebaum, is the use of background checks to vet candidates. It’s a very good read and should be added to […]

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Industry Spotlight: Background Checks for Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are privy to some pretty important information. Our financial information. Our personal identifying information (PII). Our assets. This makes them a pretty good place to start for fraudsters.Big BusinessMore than 7,000 insurance companies in the marketplace collect upwards of $1 trillion in premiums each year, reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI […]

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How Long Does a Background Check Take? And Other Important Questions…

 Connecticut lawmakers are examining a bill that would shorten the amount of time it takes to conduct criminal background checks on hew hires. The current standard is about 30 days, which means that some teachers and support staff may be brought on board before the results of their criminal background check are completed. The issue, as […]

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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.