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

Screening Seasonal Workers

Fall is here and it is time for retailers to gear up for the seasonal hiring; adding additional temporary helpers to fill roles from wrapping, stocking, checking, and customer service to Santa. Even though this is an overwhelming time for on-boarding, it is not the time to take shortcuts with hiring procedures. It is vital [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Screening Seasonal Workers

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

Database Only Criminal History Background Checks

Unlike TV drama portrayals, there is no singular database that contains the entirety of criminal records across the country.  To receive criminal information, Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) utilize two methods of searching for criminal records: one is by going straight to the primary source of the information (ie: the county courthouse or federal district court [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Database Only Criminal History Background Checks

Selecting the Best Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) for Your Business

If you are in charge of hiring for your company or organization, partnering with a background screening company to help find the best candidate for your open positions will most likely be a decision you will not regret; unless you don’t do your research.  A respectable consumer reporting agency (CRA) will deliver speedy, precise, and [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Selecting the Best Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) for Your Business
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