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The Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage Change for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) requiring a commercial driver's license (CDL) will be increasing from the current rate of 25 percent of the average number of driver positions to 50 percent of the average number [...]

By | January 14th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Thank You for Using Essential Screens

As a new year begins, we would like to thank you for choosing Essential Screens for your background screening solutions 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. We [...]

By | December 31st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Thank You for Using Essential Screens

Happy Holidays!

We wish you healthy and happy holidays, from all of us at Essential Screens.

By | December 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Holidays!

Helpful Screening Tips

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 | December 17th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Helpful Screening Tips

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving offers us a time for reflection and a moment to slow down and soak in our blessings. From all of us at Essential Screens, we wish you a happy and fulfilling holiday, surrounded by happiness and laughter.

By | November 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Make Informed Hiring Decisions

Using background checks is an outstanding method to utilize 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 [...]

By | November 19th, 2019|Employer Resources|Comments Off on Make Informed Hiring Decisions

Managing Your Form I-9s

All U.S. Employers must have a Form I-9 on file for all current employees. The only exception to this is if the employee was hired on or before November 6, 1986. The current form employers should use is the Form I-9 with a revision date of July 17, 2017, for all newly hired employees and [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Managing Your Form I-9s

You Can Only Accept Unrestricted Social Security Cards

On Sept. 17, E-Verify deployed the following enhancements to reinforce requirements for Form I-9 and E-Verify: Updated field name: The field name for the Social Security number has changed to “Unrestricted Social Security Number.” The field name previously said “Social Security Number.” New helper text: E-Verify added new helper text to the Unrestricted Social Security [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on You Can Only Accept Unrestricted Social Security Cards

Deter Employee Theft with these Steps

Employee theft can be an impactful issue for employers. Stealing cash is the number one theft that employers face. Knowing this, it is important to have an anti-theft policy and culture. Here are some tips to help you get there. 1) Don’t skip the pre-employment background check. Your first line of defense to prevent employee [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Deter Employee Theft with these Steps

Intro to Background Screens

Background checks can often seem overwhelming, but don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Here are some basic tips to help you as you create your company's screening processes. Employers must have an applicant’s permission to run a background check. Permission must be granted in a separate form from an applicant before a company can run a [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Intro to Background Screens
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