Monthly Archives: October 2014

Audits – How to Select a Topnotch IT Security Auditor

There is nothing more perilous – in emotion and in practicality – than an audit. It evokes cold sweats in some employees, hair pulling frustration in others. It is also, arguably, the number one mechanism firms need to routinely gauge the protection they’re offering their employees, intellectual property, privileged information and personally identifying information.The problem […]

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Audits – Three Best Practices For Conducting Security Audits

If Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report is any indication of where our Information Systems (IS) are most vulnerable, the answer is virtually everywhere. Here’s a direct quote:“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same techniques simply won’t cut it.” The […]

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Audits – Why You Need a Security Audit Before Ringing In 2015

There’s only 59 days left until Christmas. Considering many of us take on vacations in late December that stretch until New Year, let’s rephrase our initial statement.You only have 59 days to perform a security audit at your company. Security audits take on many forms depending on what type of firm you own or work […]

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Legalizing Marijuana – What Does This Mean For Your Background Check?

We’ve talked at length this week about how legalizing marijuana affects your job prospects or your current employment. A lot of this has been from the employee’s perspective – what you need to know, how you can avoid trouble, what you’re risking.ICYMI, here’s links to those posts on ActiveCare:Yes, You Can Still Be Fired For […]

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Legalizing Marijuana – What You Do In Your Free Time Can Cost You

Here in Florida, people are listening very closely to the heated debate about legalizing marijuana. Voters will decide in the upcoming election whether or not to make Florida the 24th state and become the first state in the South to make such a move.As in other states, pro-pot proponents say marijuana offers a compassionate alternative […]

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Legalizing Marijuana – Yes, You Can Still Be Fired For Blazing Up

Pot smokers – at least those in Colorado and Washington – rejoiced earlier this year when lawmakers in those states legalized marijuana for recreational purposes (as opposed to medicinal). Now people age 21+ can freely smoke pot in the privacy of their own homes without risk of getting arrested for possession.What is often overlooked in […]

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Volunteer Screening – Resources to Help Keep Your Kids Safe

It’s imperative that any group, organization or agency who caters to youngsters and who relies on volunteers, runs a thorough screening procedure that includes background checks on those volunteers. Knowing where to turn for information on this complex topic, though, can leave you with more questions than answers.How do you find a good screening agency?Do […]

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Volunteer Screening – How Safe is Your Child’s Caretaker?

We place an immense amount of trust in the person or people responsible for caring for our children when we’re not around. The list of people our kids come in contact with on a daily basis is pretty big, too, when you think about it.Bus DriversDay Care EmployeesBefore or After School MonitorsTeachersCoachesExtracurricular advisors (piano teachers, […]

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Volunteer Screening – A Necessary, Important Investment

What is the most important thing when it comes to your child(ren)’s school?Education?STEM program?Athletic future?Quality teachers?Anti-bullying effort?Sure, these all rank up there. But what about safety? We don’t know about you but we think our children’s safety should be paramount whenever they enter a school’s campus. After all, they spend critical hours of their day […]

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Thanks to all those who visited us at #HRFL14 / #HRFL2014 – See you again next year!

After returning from the 2014 HR Florida Conference & Expo, we’re still amazed by how many great people we met. In the two short days we exhibited, I think we met nearly everyone who attended. What an amazing group of people, and educational and exciting event.Everyone in attendance seemed to be supercharged and full of […]

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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.