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

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!

Background Screening Process

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.

By | October 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Background Screening Process

Do you verify your new hire’s claims?

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 [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Do you verify your new hire’s claims?

Avoid Employee Theft

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 | September 26th, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Avoid Employee Theft
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