Active Screening Blog Posts

Most Common Misconceptions in the Screening Process

Most Common Misconceptions in the Screening Process

Background screening employees and volunteers is the most effective tool at keeping your workplace safe, yet many companies - even billion dollar behemoths - make major mistakes when implementing background check procedures. In a perfect world this important hiring...

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Can You Dispute a Background Check?

Can You Dispute a Background Check?

It’s critical that you request to view your background check results, because if the information is inaccurate, you can dispute your background check report. Mind blown?? Good. That’s what we were hoping for. We can’t tell you how many times we hear from job...

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Tennessee’s Backlog of Expunged Records a Warning

Tennessee’s Backlog of Expunged Records a Warning

Thousands of Tennesseans are finding out their expunged records were never sealed and are showing up on employment background checks. Here's what do if this happens to you.  Imagine applying for a job, consenting to a background check, and then being shocked to...

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Avoid FCRA Trouble with these Social Media Screening Tips

Avoid FCRA Trouble with these Social Media Screening Tips

Using social media as a screening tool sometimes seems too good to be true. And, if you don’t follow the law, it can be. This law firm reports that there is “nothing inherently unlawful” about social media snooping. But if, as an employer/boss/hiring...

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Update – Airports Beef Up Background Checks on Workers

Update – Airports Beef Up Background Checks on Workers

Many airports are beefing up background checks on workers in response to concerns about potential terror threats at our nations airports. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has just announced that it will re-screen workers every two years to comply...

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Can You Background Check Your Tax Preparer?

Can You Background Check Your Tax Preparer?

Considering you - the taxpayer - are solely responsible for following tax law, you might want to seriously consider doing a background check on your tax preparer. Once you sign your 1040, your tax preparer is off the hook for any mistakes. The Internal Revenue Service...

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Beware of Bad Background Check Disclosure Forms

Beware of Bad Background Check Disclosure Forms

We’ve spent a great deal of Q4 and Q1 focusing on the enormous amount of class action lawsuits stemming from violations of background check law. We can’t stress this enough: If you’re not paying close attention to your internal background check procedures, or to the...

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Background Check Rejected. Now What Does an Employer Do?

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...

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FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Show No Signs of Slowing Down

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...

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Setting the Record Straight on Background Checks

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...

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