What Landlords Need to Know when Screening Tenants

Do you run background checks to on your tenants? Make sure you’re complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FTC’s guidance for landlords and for tenant background screening companies can help. What do landlords need to know? Landlords must take certain steps before getting a consumer report and after taking an adverse action [...]

By | June 3rd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on What Landlords Need to Know when Screening Tenants

Social Media Background Screening

When you are looking to hire, are you worried about your applicant's online presence? Social media screening continues to grow in both importance and controversy in 2021. Employers look at social media accounts for many reasons, but mostly to determine if the applicant would be a good fit with their company and any red flags. [...]

By | May 18th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Social Media Background Screening

Consumer Reporting and Complying with the FCRA

Your company has job vacancies to fill. You're also thinking about promoting some employees from within the company. You've dwindled down the stack of applications and resumes and want to run background checks through a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA,) or a third-party company that is in the business of compiling background information. Employment background checks [...]

By | May 4th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Consumer Reporting and Complying with the FCRA

myUploads Announced by E-Verify

myUploads is a new feature from myE-Verify that helps employees and individuals electronically resolve their E-Verify DHS Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) by uploading images of their documentation as a JPEG, PNG or PDF through a computer or smart device. This new free feature may help expedite employment eligibility confirmation and resolve TNCs. In the case of an E-Verify TNC, the E-Verify employer must privately [...]

By | April 20th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on myUploads Announced by E-Verify

Tips on How to Hire and Retain 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 | April 6th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Tips on How to Hire and Retain Employees

The Basics of Background Screens

By | March 23rd, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on The Basics of Background Screens

Consumer Reporting Agency Accreditation

Did you know that not all Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) are Accredited? The Professional Background Screening Association offers an accreditation program for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) located in the United States. Governed by a strict and thorough set of professional standards of specified requirements and measurements, the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) has become [...]

By | March 9th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Consumer Reporting Agency Accreditation

Background Screening is Nearly Universal

Nearly 100% of HR professionals believe it is important or somewhat important for companies to have access to global/international screening capabilities and 96% perform some kind of background screen on their employees.

By | February 23rd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Background Screening is Nearly Universal

Tips for a Quick Turnaround Time

Essential Screens has an industry-leading turnaround time for background checks. 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 [...]

By | February 9th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Tips for a Quick Turnaround Time

Tips for Repairman Visits

Have you ever needed a TV service installed, an appliance repaired, carpets cleaned or plumbing fixed?  Chances are you have been in your house with a complete stranger from a servicing company that may or may not protect customers by vetting employees.  Here are some warning signs that consumers should be aware of when opening [...]

By | January 26th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Tips for Repairman Visits
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