E-recruiting, ATS and Screening: Paperless Solutions

Las Vegas is known for its beautiful lights, its amazing shows and its food… buffets to be specific.

With every casino you have a new buffet awaiting you. Everyone loves an all-you-can-eat buffet, right? Whatever your tastebuds crave, there’s a smorgasbord of delicious food just for you.

The best part is that it’s all cooked by someone else AND it’s usually a big bang for your buck. Awesome.

That’s why you’ll love our ACTivate Platform; it’s like the buffet to end all buffets but for the background screening process.

We know the analogy is weird, but just go with it. Trust us, it works.

Here’s why:

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a software application mainly used by Human Resource professionals and literally tracks an applicant from the moment they apply through to hiring. ATS gives businesses a central database from which to store, sort, filter, and manage resumes and applicant information.

You may have heard of job boards like Monster, Career Builder, Indeed, and Hot Jobs. These online resume marketplaces work in tandem with ATS software providers. When you upload your resume to one of these sites OR apply for a job either on the job board or through an employers online application, the software scans for certain information like schools, work history, years of service, and special skills. This is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Forbes ran this awesome article explaining the Three Pillars of SEO.

One of two things happens next. ATS either kicks your resume to a prospective employer or an employers’ ATS software scans your application looking for key words and phrases. It’s relatively quick and seamless and usually less expensive for employers. Like all trendy technology, there’s even a fun, catchy name for it: e-recruitment.

Back to the analogy. In essence, ATS is the restaurant as a whole. It knows what food is available, what’s coming down the pipeline, and what customers are craving.

ACTivate Platform is you, standing at the buffet, grabbing your tray or plate, and choosing what delectable foods you want. You can go big and stuff your plate, or you can pick just what you need. Either way, you go home happy!

“ACTivate is a completely original and unique suite of comprehensive tools to help optimize and simplify background screening for clients,” explains Alexandria Shrum, Marketing Specialist at Active Screening. “Many screening companies have paperless solutions however ours is one of a kind and much more innovative than what is out there already. What makes it unique is clients can pick and choose the ACTivate software that best fits their needs. So it is customizable depending on who is using it. It walks through clients step by step and provides them with all the tools they need to carry out a flawless screening process that will simplify things for them and their applicants.”

 The six-tier platform has everything you need to collect and secure applicant information. Click on any of these links to learn more about services.

 Applicant Entry

Integrated payments

Clinical services

Compliance tools


Systems Integration

See how this all-in-one screening platform works here!

Besides being entirely customizable and absolutely affordable, we’re also really excited that this system is entirely paperless. No more clutter. No more waste.

Did you know that Americans use more than 90 million short tons of paper and paperboard every year? That’s an average of 700 pounds of paper products per person each year.

Think about it. Job applications are long. So long, in fact, that trending website Mashable examined this problem a couple of years ago. This dude gave up on one online application after toiling away for two hours. TWO HOURS!

Imagine if this was a paper application. It would be so big it would need an industrial-grade stapler!

We’re just happy we live in the 21st century. You can apply for jobs online. Companies can store your resume. Background screening can be customized and automated. You can read awesome blogs like Active Care where you can learn about the latest background screening information. You can access easy-to-read guides like this that teach you everything you need to know about applicant screening in 2014.

And, we have the best buffets.

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Patricia Carlson is a content writer who specializes in B2C and B2B inbound marketing. She blogs regularly for clients about the background screening and finance industries, and generates newsletters, white papers and email campaigns for a variety of businesses. Patricia also produces a heavy rotation of editorial material for home design, law enforcement, and family magazines. She’s been writing professionally for more than a dozen years, and for Active Screening for more than two of those. Check out LinkedIn for a roster of Patricia's clients and links to published works. When she’s not interviewing sources or researching trends, she’s living a fast-paced Florida life questioning the antics of her two young children, partner and mischievous cat. Patricia loves to talk tennis and TV on Twitter - give her a shout @pattycfreelance.
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