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Critical Background Screening Tips

Performing background checks is an outstanding resource for employers looking to make an informed hiring decision. You will gain insight into an applicant’s work history, habits, and performance. Using background checks will reduce your risk, but you do need to exercise screening with caution and consistency. That is why an experienced Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) [...]

By | May 26th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|0 Comments

How to Get Quick and Successful Verifications

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 | May 12th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on How to Get Quick and Successful Verifications

Avoid Employee Theft with these Steps

A 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 theft [...]

By | April 28th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Avoid Employee Theft with these Steps

Working for Change for Tomorrow – COVID-19

Sometimes it takes the unimaginable to identify our areas that need improvement and further strategic planning.   Due to courthouse closures across the US, limited staff availability and inaccessibility, our company and industry have had to review how we operate. To this end, Essential Screens, along with the other members of our professional organization, are taking [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Working for Change for Tomorrow – COVID-19

DOT Employees and CBD Products

The recent Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334 (Farm Bill), has removed hemp from the definition of Marijuana under the Controlled Substance Act. Products derived from hemp with a concentration of up to .3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana, are not controlled substances. Any product with a concentration [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on DOT Employees and CBD Products

Managing Risk for Health Care Facilities

Online Security Concept - Fingerprint on Virtual Screen Making the mistake of not checking the background and qualifications of a job candidate in the medical field can be a potentially deadly mistake. Failing to conduct a background screen can also make health care companies at risk to a lawsuit and allegations of negligence [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Managing Risk for Health Care Facilities

Essential Screens is Offering New Services

We know that screening employees, volunteers, and tenants can be difficult and time consuming without access to the right resources.  We also understand that the more you know the easier and quicker hiring and landlord decisions become.  Essential Screens provides an extensive roster of screens, verifications, and searches to give you the knowledge you need [...]

By | March 10th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Essential Screens is Offering New Services

Background Check Quick Tips from Essential Screens

Performing background checks is a great way to ensure you are making sound hiring decisions. Applicants can easily provide you false or purposefully misleading information. It makes sense to perform due diligence and run a background screen. Here are some quick tips for performing to help you through the process. Always ask for consent. You [...]

By | February 25th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Background Check Quick Tips from Essential Screens

Ditch Database Only Criminal Background Checks

There is no singular database that contains the entirety of criminal records across the country, unlike Hollywood portrays.  To receive criminal information Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) utilize two methods of searching for criminal records: one is by going straight to the primary source of the information (ie: the county courthouse or federal district court where [...]

By | February 11th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Ditch Database Only Criminal Background Checks

Your Perfect Applicant Failed the Background Check, What is Your Next Step?

You have placed your job ad, performed interviews and found the perfect applicant for the position. This applicant meets and exceeds skills and qualifications necessary for the job function. All you have to do now is wait for your applicant’s background check. Once you receive the background information, you are faced with the fact that [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Your Perfect Applicant Failed the Background Check, What is Your Next Step?
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