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|0 Comments

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

Benefits of Using a Professional Background Screening Firm

Using a professional background screening firm as opposed to working on your own has many benefits. Partnering with a reputable agency such as Essential Screens, will make it so you have an advocate for your company and people with you every step of the hiring process. Working with a background screening firm offers you the [...]

By | July 9th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Benefits of Using a Professional Background Screening Firm

Commercial Driver’s Clearinghouse

Congress passed a law in December of 2016 to establish a “clearinghouse” for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) DOT drug and alcohol testing. The Clearinghouse will be an electronic database containing records of violations of drug and alcohol prohibitions. Violations that will be included are positive drug and/or alcohol results, refusals, and other [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Commercial Driver’s Clearinghouse

The Background Screening Process

Navigating background screens can be tricky. Here is a simple breakdown that helps describe the entire process. We pride ourselves on our turnaround time, accuracy and attention to detail. We are always here to walk you through any process and screen.

By | June 11th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on The Background Screening Process

10 Reasons to Institute a Drug Testing Program

Employers and employees have a responsibility to contribute to not only a productive, positive, and comfortable work environment, but also to a safe workplace. Instituting a drug testing program can help to accomplish these outcomes. The following list details the most common reasons employers implement and sustain workplace drug testing programs. Improve company image. Drug [...]

By | May 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Institute a Drug Testing Program

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|Comments Off on Ten Tips to Hiring and Retaining Employees

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
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