Monthly Archives: November 2014

FCRA Infringement – What Employers Need to Know About Adverse Action

Have you ever passed on a candidate because of a low credit score and didn’t tell the person?Have you ever used a social media screen as a legitimate background check?Have you ever screened a candidate without their consent?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be in trouble… expensive, lengthy class action […]

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FCRA Infringement – Big Name? You’re Still Not Safe From Lawsuits

What do InfoTrack, AutoZone, Home Depot, Instant Checkmate and Aaron’s furniture stores all have in common?No, they’re not all featuring awesome Black Friday deals.They’re actually all facing, or have faced, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)-related lawsuits in 2014. Unfortunately, they’re joining the ranks of some other Big Name companies like Whole Foods, Disney and Domino’s […]

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So You Think You Hired the Wrong Person – And Now You Want to Fire Them

Whoopsie. You made a big blunder. John Doe gave you a great interview. You were impressed with his credentials, enjoyed his sense of humor, marveled at his intelligent answers. Heck, you even liked the confidence behind his handshake and eye contact. You offered John the job. All but guaranteed him it was his. Even let […]

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So You Think You Hired the Wrong Person – How to Help an Introvert Break Out of Their Shell

Sheldon Cooper, the infamous (and some argue, obnoxious) character of The Big Bang Theory, is without a doubt one of the smartest people on the planet. He certainly doesn’t lack for confidence in his intelligence, but early on in the show, Sheldon was a bit of an introvert when it came to his personal life. […]

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The Best of LinkedIn Influencers – How to Kill Your Career Quickly

We spend so much of our lives building toward a career. In our younger years, we’re peppered with the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question. By high school we’re concerned with attending colleges and universities that excel in our expected majors. When we finally have that coveted degree in hand, […]

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The Best of LinkedIn Influencers: The Cost to Fire a Bad Teacher – $300K

We have probably all experienced the best and worst kinds of educators. They have imprinted themselves into our brains by their teaching styles, the incredibly good and the equally incredibly bad. Like this guy:The thing about teachers, though, that Joel Klein so scarily addresses in his LinkedIn Influencer article, ‘The Single Most Important Factor in […]

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The Best of LinkedIn Influencers: Hire Our Veterans

The term ‘influencer’ has been a hot topic on the ActiveCare blog lately. We’ve given you great tips on how to climb your company’s social and leadership ladder. We’ve talked with workplace relationship experts about how to build trust with your compadres. This week, though, we’d like to steer you toward some of the top […]

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5 things you should be checking before you hire anyone for any job

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Improving Workplace Relationships – Trust Is Everything

Building solid relationships at work takes, well, work. In most cases, you don’t just walk in one day and immediately become the leader of the pack. That’s because most relationships, personal and professional, need to be built on a foundation of trust.We spend a lot of time on Active Care discussing how to help you […]

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Improving Workplace Relationships – The Number One Strategy To Build Relationships

If our workplaces had yearbooks, we’d probably all like to be voted ‘Most Popular.’ Sure, ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ would top the list for the incredibly ambitious, but as we all know, it can be lonely at the top. So, if you’re not willing to keep a roster of haters, then ‘Most Popular’ it is.But […]

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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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"Your customer service is excellent.  The turn around time on background checks is quite fast.  Excellent work.  I haven't had a single problem."

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"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."

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“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.”

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 "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."

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"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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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.