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 26th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Small Business Best Practices

As small businesses increasingly leverage employment screening to help ensure a safe workplace and improve their quality of hire, many may be overlooking common gaps in their screening program that could be unknowingly exposing themselves to risk. To help ensure a more effective and compliant background screening program, small businesses should consider these four best [...]

By | November 17th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Small Business Best Practices

Background Screening in a Global Economy

In today's global economy, background checks are more important than ever. Protect your clients, protect your company, protect your employees and choose background screens. Sources: Professional Background Screening Association

By | November 3rd, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Background Screening in a Global Economy

Background Checks – Arrests vs Convictions

When making personnel decisions -- including hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment -- employers sometimes want to consider the backgrounds of applicants and employees. Except for certain restrictions related to medical and genetic information, it is not illegal for an employer to ask questions about an applicants or employees background, or to require a background check. [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Background Checks – Arrests vs Convictions

Civil Rights “Green Factors” – Stay Compliant

Businessman touching virtual social network The EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This Enforcement Guidance is issued as part of the Commission's efforts to eliminate unlawful discrimination in employment screening, for hiring or [...]

By | October 6th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Civil Rights “Green Factors” – Stay Compliant

Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a revised Federal Drug Testing and Custody Control Form (CCF). This guidance document discusses changes to the revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF), which was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 17, 2020.  The revised CCF can be viewed here. How will [...]

By | September 15th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form

What Employers Need to Know about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and COVID-19

Title I of the ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees. It also applies to state and local government employers, employment agencies, and labor unions. All nondiscrimination standards under Title I of the ADA also apply to federal agencies under Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act. During a pandemic, ADA-covered employers may [...]

By | September 8th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on What Employers Need to Know about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and COVID-19

Employers Who Perform Background Screens See Many Benefits

Beyond the many negative reasons to screen potential employees, employers with comprehensive background screening programs also reap many benefits. Compliance with federal requirements Federal agencies, such as the Department of Transportation (DOT), oversees drug and alcohol testing programs on mandated employees. It’s important to know what regulations govern a particular industry. For example, the DOT [...]

By | August 25th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Employers Who Perform Background Screens See Many Benefits

Know Your Hire

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 is a list of reasons [...]

By | August 11th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Know Your Hire

COVID-19 Testing for Businesses

As businesses are trying to return to the new normal and bring employees back into the workplace, some things may look different. Covid-19 testing organized and sponsored by employers to confirm that workers are either not infected with or are immune to COVID-19 may be the most effective tool to gradually relax social distancing measures [...]

By | July 28th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on COVID-19 Testing for Businesses
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