Monthly Archives: September 2015

Is Ban the Box Gaining Federal Traction?

A grassroots movement to eliminate questions about a job candidate’s criminal history during the early stages of hiring may be going mainstream sooner than many people expected. A group of bipartisan federal legislators this month introduced a bill to “ban the box” on federal job applications. This would allow all candidates, including ex-offenders, to be […]

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Chipotle Facing Meaty FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

It’s been a tough year for Chipotle. In January, a major pork shortage that affected nearly a third of all locations nationwide disrupted the chain’s carnitas supply for months. Last month, the burrito chain faced a class action claim that it had been using GMOs in its food, despite advertising to the contrary. Now comes word […]

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Update! EEOC Heads to Court… Again

Attorneys representing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had a busy week in court in early September. The government agency that oversees the laws, rules and regulations of background checks was dealing with two cases, that, as we’ve previously reported on the ActiveCare Blog, may have major implications on the EEOC’s credibility and the screening […]

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Active Screening Heads to the NAPBS National Conference

Later this month, hundreds of screening industry insiders will head to Austin, Texas for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) 2015 Annual Conference. As an accredited member of NAPBS, Active Screening is proud to be attending this year’s conference!The annual conference is a unique opportunity where screening industry experts get the chance to […]

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Why You Need to Double-Check Candidates’ Education Credentials

Listing education credentials on a resume is something pretty much everybody does, but it turns out the same can’t be said for fact-checking those claims. Many big name companies have fallen prey to people who have flat-out lied about schools attended, degrees earned, and licenses and credentials passed. And we’re not just talking entry-level positions […]

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Who Needs A Background Check Before Entering Our Schools?

There is a nearly universal expectation that when we send our children to school, they will be safe. Parents put an enormous amount of trust into the people who are caring for our kids, some of whom (depending on their extracurriculars) spend upwards of 10 hours a day on campus. Helping keep kids safe – especially […]

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Three Background Check Mistakes EVERY Nonprofit Makes

Without non-profit organizations, thousands, if not millions, of Americans would go without an array of services. From youth sports groups to domestic violence shelters, and animal rescue agencies to literacy campaigns, our country is a better place because of the services that countless non-profit groups provide us. There are approximately 2 million tax-exempt organizations operating […]

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A Behind the Scenes Look at the US Open Tennis Tournament Screening Policy

The US Open tennis tournament kicks off in New York City this week. It’s the last grand slam tennis tournament of the professional season. More than 720,000 on-site fans will visit Flushing Meadows, and thousands more will be employed at the complex, during the tournament’s two-week run.Most of the employees who work at the tournament […]

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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.