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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Happy holidays from all of us at Essential Screens!
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. [...]
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 [...]
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!
If the background screening process seems daunting to you, here is an infograph to help break it down. We pride ourselves on a user-friendly service and website. Our consultants would be happy to walk you through our simple online process if you are ready to start screening your new hires and employees.
When you are hiring, do you complete verification on your new hires work history, education history, licenses and credentials or military history? If the thought of this has you overwhelmed, we can help. Verification is an imperative part of the hiring process and should never be skipped or glazed over. Verification of a job applicant’s [...]
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 [...]