Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fraud Alert: 4 Ways to Tell if an Applicant is Lying

When I was 13 I took my first trip to New York City. What made a true impression on me was not the city but rather the people. Every corner, every monument, every street had its own unique set of vendors; they sold everything from clothes to paintings to knick-knacks. Some even sold designer items: […]

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What Banned Credit Checks would mean for Financial Businesses

If you were busy holiday shopping, you might have missed it. A new proposed law could have a big impact on the hiring process and how safe your money is. About a week before Christmas, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and six other US senators, introduced a bill that seeks to eliminate credit checks from the […]

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Fighting for Talent: How to Stay Ahead of the Competition

I stated a new show on Netflix this past weekend; I’m not going to say which one because my husband is already is giving me enough trouble. However, as embarrassing as it is, I can’t stop watching.  I started Saturday and I am already 15 episodes in.  The story follows the lives of 5 couples, […]

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Tax Deadline is here! Have you Screened Your Financial Advisor?

In the least scientific poll ever taken, we asked more than a dozen people at West Acres Mall in Fargo, North Dakota this question:“Have you ever checked the credentials of your tax preparer?”Like many Americans, the answer was a resounding, “NO.”“I use a guy I went to high school with,” said one fellow. “I’ve known […]

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Active Screening’s Pick of the Week – Apr 7 – 11

Check out what the following blogs had to say about HR trends, news and more. Below is a list of our top five favorite posts from this week. Check back every Friday for five more!1. Key Decisions That Could Kill Your BusinessThis is a great read from Alexandra Levit. Her blog Water Cooler Wisdom gives some […]

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Industry Spotlight: Financial Services

It’s a question with plenty of murky answers: How many employers run employee background checks?Depending on your source, you’ll get a variety of ‘statistics (although their validity is also a bit murky) states that 92% of all employers use criminal background checks.This Crain’s article from 2013 sites a study that shows 87% of employers run […]

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5 Issues Small Businesses Face And How to Fix Them

The past few weeks my focus has been on recruiters, hiring managers and staffing professionals, and while I love writing about the HR world, its time I show some love to someone else.The truth is we all, this includes the HR pros, are tied together by a common thread: business owners. Without the brilliant minds […]

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EEOC & FTC: 5 Things Every Employee Needs to Know

Welcome to the final post of our 3-part series analyzing a joint effort by the EEOC and FTC to give employers and employees the scoop on background checks.We started with a breakdown of the entire document that was co-written by the government agencies and released in early March. Then we explained what employers should take […]

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Recruiting Trends: A Breakdown of Big Data

Big Data – I’ve been seeing this term pop up a lot lately. You could almost call it an HR trend. But what is it? How does it help recruiters? Does it actually help recruiters? What are the pros and cons?These are questions I am going to answer in today’s post.What is Big Data?For months […]

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EEOC & FTC: 8 Easy Steps for Employers

This week we’re doing an analysis of the recent EEOC and FTC joint written effort to better inform employers and applicants to the rules and regulations of background screening for employment purposes.If you need a refresher, click on this post for the basic concept of the document. Today, we’re going to tackle things from the […]

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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.