FTC Archives - Active Screening

Can You Dispute a Background Check?

It’s critical that you request to view your background check results, because if the information is inaccurate, you can dispute your background check report. Mind blown?? Good. That’s what we were hoping for. We can’t tell you how many times we hear from job applicants who had no idea why they were turned down for […]

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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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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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Judge Disses FCRA Class Action Claim

Complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act is supposed to be relatively straightforward for employers, but it continues to be one of the biggest stumbling blocks. The latest company to get accused of violating FCRA law is Kohl’s Department Stores Inc., but this time, a judge appears to be siding with the store.Plaintiff’s accused Kohl’s […]

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Car Sharing Services Accused of Violating FCRA

Uber is fast becoming a background check blogger’s dream to write about. That’s because the ride sharing company keeps finding itself embroiled in lawsuits, battling with municipalities (domestic and abroad), and handling dangerous accusations.We previously covered Uber’s contentious disagreement with city officials in Houston, Texas who are trying to compel the company to conduct more […]

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Back to Basics II – Closely Watch EEOC Guidelines

Earlier this week we discussed the importance of developing strict compliance routines when conducting background checks. Whether you’re screening candidates in house or contracting with a nationally-accredited Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) like Active Screening, you need to be aware of the federal, state, and municipal laws surrounding background checks. The chief law governing the screening […]

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The Battle Over Expunged Criminal Records

Millions of Americans who have had brushes with the law are urgently fighting to have their records expunged. They’re taking advantage of a recent movement by dozens of states that have loosened laws that allow for the expungement or sealing of criminal convictions and arrests. But even when people believe they have taken all of […]

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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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FCRA Infringement – What Employers Need to Know About Adverse Action

Have you ever passed on a candidate because of a low credit score and didn’t tell the person?Have you ever used a social media screen as a legitimate background check?Have you ever screened a candidate without their consent?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be in trouble… expensive, lengthy class action […]

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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.