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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

Random Drug Testing vs. Reasonable Suspicion

We hear it all the time: “Can I randomly test someone for reasonable suspicion?” This question is asked in many different industries and for many different reasons. So the question remains, can we do it? Unfortunately, no testing for suspicion is not legal. Random drug testing is different than reasonable suspicion drug testing. To understand [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Random Drug Testing vs. Reasonable Suspicion

Background Screens: Changing the Negative Stigma

Background checks tend to have a negative stigma when it comes to employees, but what are the positive benefits for employers? Technology has nearly eliminated any tedious aspect and our turnaround time is industry-leading. Which makes us wonder, why wouldn’t you protect your company, clients, and employees by performing background checks? Requiring background checks on [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Background Screens: Changing the Negative Stigma

Top 6 Reasons to Run Background Checks

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. Here are a list of reasons [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Top 6 Reasons to Run Background Checks

Background Checks Protect Your Company

The success of your company relies on the people you hire. It is important to take steps to hire the best employees possible. When the financial future of your company on the line, you need to be extra careful about whom you trust. Numerous aspects of your business can make you vulnerable, and when hiring [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Background Checks Protect Your Company
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