Ten Tips to Hiring and Retaining Employees

A company relies on employees to contribute to a profitable bottom line. While some employees will have a significant impact, others may be smaller, or at least less noticeable, but all of them are important. Recruitment and employee retention can benefit a company, providing an edge if done properly and strategically. Here are some helpful [...]

By | May 14th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|0 Comments

Turnaround Time Tips

Essential Screens has an industry-leading turnaround time. However, depending on the nature and scope of the requested background check, that time could take longer for a variety of reasons. For example, if there is a holiday, if the courts are backlogged, if the information has not been completed in full, if additional information has been [...]

By | April 15th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Turnaround Time Tips

Ensure Safety, Mitigate Risk – Perform Background Checks

Security concept - Locks on digital screen As employers, landlords and volunteer groups seek to make informed decisions related to hiring and ensuring safety in our workplaces and communities there continues to be a focus on background screening. Workplace violence, fraud, embezzlement, and theft are a multi-billion dollar drain on our economy— a [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ensure Safety, Mitigate Risk – Perform Background Checks

Background Screening Tips You Need to Know

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 | February 26th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Background Screening Tips You Need to Know

Form I-9 Compliance

If your company is enrolled in E-Verify, please read the following information regarding Form I-9 compliance. When a new employee presents a document for their Form I-9 that triggers photo matching in E-Verify, employers must make a copy of that document to use when creating the E-Verify case and must retain it with the employee’s [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Form I-9 Compliance

Pre-Employment Screening Policies

Online Security Concept - Fingerprint on Virtual Screen While pre-employment screening has a variety of advantages, all making a hiring disaster less likely, a number of them are extremely beneficial.  By having a stringent background screening policy in place, a company will automatically reduce their employee pool by filtering out those individuals who [...]

By | January 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Pre-Employment Screening Policies

Companies are Facing Employee Drug Abuse

Substance abuse remains one of the most serious issues facing U.S. businesses, with more than 6 million active alcoholics employed at a price tag of $276 billion a year. More than 70 percent of all current illicit drug users aged 18 and older are employed. With such a dangerous and widespread problem, it's important to [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Companies are Facing Employee Drug Abuse

Happy New Year!

Thank you to all of our amazing clients for making 2019 a wonderful year! Cheers to a successful and prosperous new year.

By | December 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays!

May the magic and the wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year. With warmest wishes from all of us at Essential Screens, happy holidays!

By | December 18th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Holidays!

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|Comments Off on General Guidelines for Successful Verifications
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