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General Guidelines for Successful Verifications

From National Association of Professional Background Screeners 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 [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Essential Screens, have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! "What if, today, we were grateful for everything?" - Charlie Brown  

By | November 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

DOT Drug Testing Regulations – 2018

With changing Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, our Essential Screens consultants have compiled suggested best practice for 2018. These updates are critical for employers to understand in order to avoid anything from fines to being shut down. 49 CRF Part 40 Regulatory Changes Educate your managers and drivers on the new 49 CRF Part 40 [...]

By | July 5th, 2018|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on DOT Drug Testing Regulations – 2018

Key Benefits of Background Checks

Blue Arrows Background Meaning Up Increase And Graph 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 [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Key Benefits of Background Checks

Thank You for Your Continued Partnership

As a new year begins, we would like to thank you for choosing Essential Screens as your Consumer Reporting Agency partner this past year. It has been a sincere pleasure serving you and working together to protect your company and clients. We hope that you have enjoyed the enhanced quality of our products and services. [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Thank You for Your Continued Partnership

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from all of us at Essential Screens!

By | December 22nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Holidays!

6 Reasons Why You Should Perform Background Checks

Businesman touching virtual screen Hiring can be a long, drawn-out and even tedious task. Often, by the time a suitable candidate is found, the hiring manager is ready to close the book on that particular position. However, it is always worth the extra effort to run a background check on your potential hires. [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 6 Reasons Why You Should Perform Background Checks

Screening Seasonal Workers

Fall is here and it is time for retailers to gear up for the seasonal hiring; adding additional temporary helpers to fill roles from wrapping, stocking, checking, and customer service to Santa. Even though this is an overwhelming time for on-boarding, it is not the time to take shortcuts with hiring procedures. It is vital [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Screening Seasonal Workers

The DOT and the Opioid Epidemic

With the opioid epidemic on the rise, the trucking industry is at risk of accidents, bodily injury and death. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires drug testing after a trucking accident and most companies require a test before hiring. However, the current drug testing is limited and excludes common prescription opioids. The DOT is planning [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on The DOT and the Opioid Epidemic

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

We work all year to keep your risk low and prevent scary surprises. We hope your only scares today are witches, clowns and goblins. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

By | October 31st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!
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