Monthly Archives: September 2014

HRFL14: Florida’s Best and Brightest HR Pros and Vendors Converge

Oktoberfest in Orlando? Yes, but not quite in the way you might be imagining.More than 1,500 Human Resources professionals and vendors will ring in October by heading to the annual HR Florida Conference and Expo in Orlando. Kicking off Monday, Oct. 6, the three-day event is the largest HR gathering in the Southeast and is […]

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Honesty in the Hiring Process: What Are You Really Advertising?

When you hear the phrase ‘Honesty in the Hiring Process’ your mind automatically calls to mind candidates, right? In many cases, you’re correct to lean that way, but the phrase also directly correlates to employers.How? Honesty = Transparency.An honest hiring process is a transparent hiring process. One where job applicants experience:precise job descriptionseasy to read […]

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Honesty in the Hiring Process: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Is it OK to lie on your resume?Such a simple question. And, if you believe the countless comments posted underneath the countless articles written on the topic, such a complicated answer.Take this simple call out by British newspaper The Guardian asking for people’s thoughts on the subject. Here’s some of the best replies:From: monkey2Fake it until […]

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Honesty in the Hiring Process: The Truth Will Protect Your Bottom Line

When the Minnesota Vikings ended last season with an ugly 5-10-1, they knew something, or a lot of things, had to change. They certainly didn’t expect this Adrian Peterson stuff to happen but for the sake of this story we’re going back in time to a less serious situation.Admin started at the top of the […]

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<300 Businesses: How To Attract and Retain Better Hires

It’s a wonderful time to be a small business. We’re not kidding. This USA Today article paints a pretty rosy picture… here’s a snippet:“this is an amazing time for small business, probably the best time ever. That is not hyperbole, that’s fact. There are a plethora of tools and apps and assistance that – if […]

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<300 Businesses: The Ups and Downs of Being a Small Business Owner (Hint: Hiring Shouldn’t Be One of Them)

You’ve heard the (depressing) figures.Half of all small businesses fail within the first year95% fold before five years30% of small businesses continually lose moneyWhile many bloggers might have you believe this stat is Bad News Bears, we think it brings a glimmer of hope to all you big dreamers out there:40% of small businesses are […]

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<300 Businesses: 3 Off-The-Beaten-Path Steps to Reduce the Cost of Hiring

Here’s a stat that might the knock the socks off you:A survey of 610 CEOs by Harvard Business School estimates that typical mid-level managers require 6.2 months to reach their break-even point.Courtesy of this article on Investopedia, it’s obvious that hiring can be a real money-muncher. If you’re a cash-strapped small business with less than […]

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Budget 2015: Have You Screened Your Background Checks Provider?

We spend a lot of time on ActiveCare discussing the importance of vetting your job candidates and existing employees. Just in the past six months, we’ve helped you to:Understand the roles in complianceImprove your candidate hiring experienceStrengthen your commitment to workplace safetyOne thing we haven’t done yet was explain why you should, and how to, […]

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Budget 2015: Four Top Priorities for Non-Profits (and why background screening should be one of them)

Money is usually tight for non-profits. Unless you’re a huge national name, backed by celebrity endorsements, or have a super kind benefactor, you’re probably pinching pennies like the rest of us commoners.Whereas soccer moms like me can cut coupons, scan for online deals and make freezer meals to keep our budgets in tact, non-profits often […]

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Budget 2015: 4 Steps to Define Your Screening Services Policy

Remember the Married With Children theme song? Performed by Frank Sinatra, ‘Love and Marriage’ became synonymous with TV’s Bundy clan (yes, the infamous hands-in-his-pants Al, wife Peggy and two devilish kids); never mind that the song actually won an Emmy in 1956. Here’s the show’s beginning credits for a refresher:The song as a whole is spot-on, […]

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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.