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Avoid Employee Theft

A recent survey conducted by a University of Cincinnati criminal researcher found that 64 percent of small business owners reported experiencing employee theft. The theft of cash was the most common and the amount varied from $5 to $2 million. Eighteen percent was theft of product, 8 percent was theft of tools, 6 percent was [...]

By | September 9th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|0 Comments

The Benefits of Monitoring: What Happens After the Hiring Process Is Over?

It’s a great question to ask: what happens after the hiring process is over? Presumably, you’ve knuckled your way through fall hiring season (good job you!), screened your candidates, written the offer letters, and sent your brand-new employees off to onboarding. This hiring and training process is a significant investment of you and your company’s [...]

By | August 24th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on The Benefits of Monitoring: What Happens After the Hiring Process Is Over?

Holistic Screening: How Social Media Screening Complements Your Background Screening Workflow

Businessman holding a globe made of people - Social media networks concept As the landscape of social media increases, employers are evolving their ways to account for online content in the hiring process. While changes to traditional background screening procedures are slow to come, a new approach to screening is emerging: holistic screening. [...]

By | August 10th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Holistic Screening: How Social Media Screening Complements Your Background Screening Workflow

Are you getting the best turnaround time on background checks?

Essential Screens has an industry-leading turnaround time for background checks. However, depending on the nature and scope of the requested background check, that time could take longer for a variety of reasons. For example, if there is a holiday, if the courts are backlogged, if the information has not been completed in full, if additional [...]

By | July 27th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Are you getting the best turnaround time on background checks?

Are you addressing all hiring risks?

Background checks may seem like an easy choice for most employers, however, the benefit of screening applicants may far extend what even they previously thought. Many workplace issues can be reduced with a quality hire, including: turnover, accidents, absenteeism and theft/fraud. Implementing a background screening program at your company will help you address these hiring [...]

By | July 13th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Are you addressing all hiring risks?

General Guidelines for Successful Verifications from the Professional Background Screeners Association

If you are in need of verifying new employees past work history or education history, we have some tips to help make the process as smooth and timely as possible. Provide as much information as possible with the search request. The full employer or school name, city and state information, candidate name used at the [...]

By | June 29th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on General Guidelines for Successful Verifications from the Professional Background Screeners Association

We Offer Solutions to Hiring Businesses

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By | June 15th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on We Offer Solutions to Hiring Businesses

What Landlords Need to Know when Screening Tenants

Do you run background checks to on your tenants? Make sure you’re complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FTC’s guidance for landlords and for tenant background screening companies can help. What do landlords need to know? Landlords must take certain steps before getting a consumer report and after taking an adverse action [...]

By | June 3rd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on What Landlords Need to Know when Screening Tenants

Social Media Background Screening

When you are looking to hire, are you worried about your applicant's online presence? Social media screening continues to grow in both importance and controversy in 2021. Employers look at social media accounts for many reasons, but mostly to determine if the applicant would be a good fit with their company and any red flags. [...]

By | May 18th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Social Media Background Screening

Consumer Reporting and Complying with the FCRA

Your company has job vacancies to fill. You're also thinking about promoting some employees from within the company. You've dwindled down the stack of applications and resumes and want to run background checks through a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA,) or a third-party company that is in the business of compiling background information. Employment background checks [...]

By | May 4th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Consumer Reporting and Complying with the FCRA
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