Active Screening Blog

Background Check Rejected. Now What Does an Employer Do?

Well, this isn’t good. Shelly Shellyson looked so perfect on paper. She even blew your mind in the interview. Those credentials. That personality. A true team player with smarts and a sense of humor. She was going to be great. So you extended a verbal offer to Shelly...

FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Show No Signs of Slowing Down

A new FCRA class action lawsuit is offering more proof that improper background check procedures will land you in court… and could make you pay hefty settlement fees. This time, a Missouri man is alleging a business he applied to violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act...

How to Choose the Right Background Check Company for Your Business

Searching for the right background check company for your business is dizzying. The list of choices seems endless. Boutique companies. Online vendors. FBI fingerprints. Comprehensive checks. Social media screeners. International providers. Big name national players...

Setting the Record Straight on Background Checks

Background checks have been getting a bad rap lately. First, an erroneous article misconstrues the effect Ban The Box is having on background checks and the screening industry in general. Second, two of the nation’s largest screening providers get busted by a federal...

Marijuana and Background Checks: What You Need to Know in 2016

Marijuana advocates have celebrated a couple of banner years in their movement to legalize the substance, or at least allow its use for medicinal purposes. Four states and Washington, D.C. have already passed legislation permitting recreational pot use; another 10...