Monthly Archives: December 2013

What to look for in a Screening Company

The hiring process for any company can be a daunting task. You must publish an ad, filter through applicants, interview candidates, screen them and then train the new hire, if all goes smoothly you should have a new hire within a month or two. By finding a background screening company to help with your process, […]

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Honesty: Reasons You Should Tell the Truth this Holiday Season

For some reason people tend to be more honest during the holidays, the only lie typically told is the amount of money spent on gifts. No one really knows why this is the case, maybe it’s the season or the little kid in all of us that knows Santa is watching; no matter the reason […]

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The importance of Screening Seasonal Employees: Who is the Man Behind the Beard?

A story was released a couple weeks about a mall Santa being inappropriate with a younger teenage elf. It quickly made the news nationwide and became a joke for many radio stations and talk shows. Although plenty of comments produced were humorous, the story sparked some concern from employers and parents. Placing doubt in their […]

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Credit Check: Good Credit: Hired, Bad Credit: Fired

Say you never paid off your first car, have outstanding medical bills or took out way too many credit cards in college, as of now in most states that can cost you a job offer. Good credit is needed for many things such as obtaining a loan or renting an apartment but I bet no […]

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Education and Safety Debates Increase as Tragic Anniversary Nears

Parents send their kids off to school every day thinking they will stay safe surrounded by teachers and support staff. Precautions of course are taken to ensure safety including emergency drills, background checks and locked gates, but are they enough? Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting; as the day […]

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New Year, New Challenges: 2014 Means Policy Changes for Employers

As 2013 comes to an end, employers are forced to think about the challenges they will face in 2014. Headlines filled the news this year with information on the Affordable Health Care Act, the ‘Ban the Box’ legislation and medical drug use; all of which concern employers. Come Jan. 1st many of these will take […]

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Inspiration: 5 Lessons Business Leaders can Learn from Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most inspirational leaders died yesterday at age 95. He stood for peace and reconciliation and is being remembered across the world for just that. Throughout his time as a leader Mandela addressed equality, leadership and freedom, leaving a great deal of advice for aspiring leaders to live by. To […]

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Verification: Understanding E-Verify

Today all job seekers know verification is a big part of employment. Verification of identity, references, work history and eligibility all very normal things, however it wasn’t until 1986 that employers were required to do so. The Immigration and Control Act of 1986 lead to the Employment Eligibility Verification or Form I-9, which we all […]

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5 Reasons Why Employer’s Should Stop Screening Applicants In-House

 “Do you have any questions?” is the phrase every new hire hears in an interview, but how many employers are offered the same courtesy? If asked, the question concerning most employers’ would involve screening policies. What type of check is necessary? Do I need a screening policy? What are the current laws? All these questions […]

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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.