Recruiting Archives - Active Screening

Can Businesses Conduct Background Checks on Independent Contractors?

Conducting background checks on full-time and part-time employees is standard hiring procedure for millions of employers, but questions still linger over whether businesses can screen independent contractors, freelancers and vendors. Let’s tackle some of the existing FAQs about independent contractor background checks and clear up any confusion. For the sake of this article we use […]

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FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Show No Signs of Slowing Down

A new FCRA class action lawsuit is offering more proof that improper background check procedures will land you in court… and could make you pay hefty settlement fees. This time, a Missouri man is alleging a business he applied to violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not hiring him as an assistant manager […]

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Winter Break is Coming – Have You Screened Your Interns Yet?

Regardless of what statistics show about the American job market, competition is still tough in top industries like finance, law and other white-collar positions. That’s why internships have become a necessity for college students. These entry-level positions not only offer a foot in the door, but they are also critical teaching tools for how to […]

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Colleges Considering Background Checks Get Backlash from Employees

Another argument is brewing on some college campuses that is driving a wedge between faculty and administrators. At least two major universities are implementing background checks for new hires. The California State University policy requires criminal records checks, verification of employment and education, and references. Credit checks could also be required. The University of Illinois policy […]

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Turnover Hurts. Background Checks Can Ease Your Pain.

Your business is only as solid as your employees. Without a roster of qualified, hard-working, dependable, trustworthy and positive people, your business is at constant risk of crumbling. This is especially true for American businesses who are under increasing international competition, AND who feel the pressure to provide jobs and develop innovative products domestically. That’s […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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.