The Border State Issue: Why More Cities are Turning to Private Screening Firms

This is an interesting problem to have:You want to hire people.You’re a government entity.You sit on a border with another state.Your applicants come from both states.Your current background check system only examines your home state’s records.What do you do?If you’re...

A Background Check Proposal for Nurses – Why it May Not be Enough Protection

The state senate in Virginia will be considering a bill at this year’s general assembly that would require state criminal background checks for nursing license applicants.Currently, the state doesn’t mandate that nursing applicants must share any substance abuse or...

A “Tiny” Hiring Technicality Can Cost You Big

Tooltip TextA tweet from @FortuneMagazine caught our eye recently. Here’s what it proclaimed:Well, paint me purple and call me Barney! We have been extolling the dangers of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) on ActiveCare since practically our first post...

2015 – The Year of the Volunteer

There is a new article making the rounds on the world wide interweb that claims to shed light on what employers can really find about out people through background checks.It’s meant to be educational and give job applicants the latest information on what employers are...

Has Your Doctor Been Background Checked? The Shocking Truth.

Attorneys do it.Accountants do it.Teachers do it.Truck drivers do it.You can add social workers, nurses, and therapists to the list, too.But you may be shocked to learn that not every doctor does it. In fact, 13 states don’t even require physicians be background...