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|0 Comments

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

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
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