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Are FBI Fingerprint Background Checks the Smartest Way to Screen Candidates?

Immigration reform. Gun control. Ride sharing. What do these things have in common? They are all at the crux of a renewed interest in, and argument about, background checks. Specifically, FBI fingerprint background checks. Everyone – even President Obama – is talking about FBI fingerprint background checks. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about […]

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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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Three Tried and True Ways to Protect Your Business From Costly Background Check Lawsuits

Background checks for businesses are good for a lot of reasons like validating employees’ truthfulness, uncovering criminal or other shady pasts, and keeping your workplace safe. But if you’re a referral based business or a personal service provider company (along the lines of Uber or care.com or Tutor Bungalow), background checks are the ONLY tool […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Background Checks

Background checks have been getting a bad rap lately. First, an erroneous article misconstrues the effect Ban The Box is having on background checks and the screening industry in general. Second, two of the nation’s largest screening providers get busted by a federal agency for committing major errors and costing applicants jobs. Third, a politically […]

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Uber’s New Year Resolutions – Add Millions of Drivers and Better Background Checks

A record-breaking number of Americans this year drove somewhere at least 50 miles away for Christmas. The main reason? Gas prices are good. New Year’s traffic won’t be nearly as enormous. Still, prognosticators predict vehicle traffic will continue to stay strong if petrol prices are weak. If you plan on heading out this new year’s eve, […]

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Big Win For Consumer Reporting Agencies in Federal Court

A recent court case ruling highlights a huge win for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) and their clients. At the heart of the case was an examination of pre-adverse action and adverse action procedures. Here’s what the woman stated in her lawsuit: She claimed an employer violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not providing […]

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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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Tough Time for Amazon – Two Lawsuits Filed for Alleged FCRA Violations

Amazon may want to double-check its job fair hiring procedures after two people have come forward claiming they were unfairly eliminated as applicants after erroneous background checks.And they better do it quickly if they want to hire this many people for the holiday season.Non-disclosure Could Cost YouThe online mega-retailer now finds itself the subject of […]

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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.