business outsourcing Archives - Active Screening

Most Common Misconceptions in the Screening Process

Background screening employees and volunteers is the most effective tool at keeping your workplace safe, yet many companies – even billion dollar behemoths – make major mistakes when implementing background check procedures. In a perfect world this important hiring procedure would be simple. But as well all know, background checks are inherently confusing for several […]

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Avoid FCRA Trouble with these Social Media Screening Tips

Using social media as a screening tool sometimes seems too good to be true. And, if you don’t follow the law, it can be. This law firm reports that there is “nothing inherently unlawful” about social media snooping. But if, as an employer/boss/hiring manager/recruiter, you go beyond social media nosiness and tread into using social media […]

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How to Choose the Right Background Check Company for Your Business

Searching for the right background check company for your business is dizzying. The list of choices seems endless. Boutique companies. Online vendors. FBI fingerprints. Comprehensive checks. Social media screeners. International providers. Big name national players with thousands of clients. Home grown CRAs  (Consumer Reporting Agencies)  that tailor to specific niches. Those that promise ‘instant results.’ […]

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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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Hiring From Abroad? What You Need to Know About Cross-Border Background Checks

The American workforce is changing. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 15.9 percent of the total U.S. workforce, or 24.4 million individuals, were foreign-born. But this globalization of our domestic workforce is simply a mirror for what’s happening with some of the biggest names in corporate America.U.S. News and World Report […]

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Update: Border City Contracts for Private Screening, Must Develop a Screening Policy

A couple of weeks ago we told you about an issue affecting some border cities and towns. The problem is that some state laws prohibit checking another state’s criminal records during the screening process. In the case of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, the laws were affecting how much information they were able to access during […]

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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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Ready to Commit to That New Job? Surprise! Employers May Not Be.

Grueling job interviews.Freesponsibility. (Yes, this is a real thing)Tedious technology tests. Inbound hiring.Part-time portals. Job applicants these days are becoming increasingly subjected to more rigorous obstacles if they want to land their dream job. Check out these statistics provided by the Dice-DFH Vacancy Duration Measure, an index created by University of Chicago economist Steven Davis […]

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<300 Businesses: The Ups and Downs of Being a Small Business Owner (Hint: Hiring Shouldn’t Be One of Them)

You’ve heard the (depressing) figures.Half of all small businesses fail within the first year95% fold before five years30% of small businesses continually lose moneyWhile many bloggers might have you believe this stat is Bad News Bears, we think it brings a glimmer of hope to all you big dreamers out there:40% of small businesses are […]

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<300 Businesses: 3 Off-The-Beaten-Path Steps to Reduce the Cost of Hiring

Here’s a stat that might the knock the socks off you:A survey of 610 CEOs by Harvard Business School estimates that typical mid-level managers require 6.2 months to reach their break-even point.Courtesy of this article on Investopedia, it’s obvious that hiring can be a real money-muncher. If you’re a cash-strapped small business with less than […]

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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.