Monthly Archives: November 2015

Why More Small Towns are Ditching Word-of-Mouth Recommendations for Background Checks

If you’re from SomeSmallTown, America, chances are you know someone who got a job because they knew someone who vouched that person. This happens regularly in small towns, but is by no means exclusive to these quaint hamlets. Word of mouth recommendations are often used as a solid measuring tool for a person’s trustworthiness, work […]

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Facts and Fears About Reference Checks

Let’s assume you’re a qualified candidate for a new job listing. When you apply, you can expect these three things: An application An interview for qualified candidates Reference checks Obviously, as a background screening company, we’d love to see 100% engagement from employers in screening applicants. It is, after all, the best tool you can […]

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Update: Tennessee Moves to Require Background Checks for Game Officials

Weeks after the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) dismissed a high school referee for not disclosing criminal information on his application, the Association moved to require background checks for all officials before they can call a game. The more aggressive stance comes after it was discovered the fired referee had previously pleaded no contest […]

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National Background Check Program for Long-Term Care Employees Under Review

Background checks are widely considered the most effective tool at flagging predators who may abuse, neglect and/or exploit our most vulnerable populations, including the elderly, children, and people with disabilities. The newest state to take measures to protect our aging population is Connecticut. The state’s Department of Public Health recently launched a comprehensive background screening […]

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The Truth Behind President Obama’s Executive Order Against Criminal Background Checks

We told you this was coming. Not too long ago, we ran two posts about the Ban The Box movement gaining momentum at the Federal level. Click on the headlines if you want a refresher: Is Ban the Box Gaining Federal Traction? Update: Are Credit Checks Discriminatory? Some U.S. Senators Say, “Yes.” Turns out, we were […]

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Lawsuit Takes Big Bite out of Waffle House Hiring Procedures

Disclosures! Disclosures! Disclosures! Like several other restaurants before them, Waffle House is dealing with a lawsuit alleging unfair background check procedures. This time the lawsuit against the 24-hour diner stems from improper communication about, and disclosure forms for, conducting a background check.  A man claims that Waffle House illegally ran a background check on him […]

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Is a Fingerprint Check Enough to Ensure a Quality In-Home Caregiver?

A new wave of people needing in-home healthcare services is rapidly approaching. Tens of millions of retirees are already accessing later-in-life healthcare services, and that is projected to grow exponentially in coming decades. The Census Bureau reports that only about one percent of those aged 65 to 74 live in nursing homes.Many older adults don’t […]

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Update – Judge Dismisses FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

A lawsuit that claimed messy background check paperwork distributed by Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. violated Federal law, has been tossed out by a California judge. The ruling comes fairly swiftly on the heels of the initial court appearance, which we wrote about here on ActiveCare.Lawsuit DismissedThe judge dismissed the case after finding the employees who […]

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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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“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."

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"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.