Background Check Quick Tips from Essential Screens

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 25th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Background Check Quick Tips from Essential Screens

Ditch Database Only Criminal Background Checks

There is no singular database that contains the entirety of criminal records across the country, unlike Hollywood portrays.  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 where [...]

By | February 11th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Ditch Database Only Criminal Background Checks

Your Perfect Applicant Failed the Background Check, What is Your Next Step?

You have placed your job ad, performed interviews and found the perfect applicant for the position. This applicant meets and exceeds skills and qualifications necessary for the job function. All you have to do now is wait for your applicant’s background check. Once you receive the background information, you are faced with the fact that [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Your Perfect Applicant Failed the Background Check, What is Your Next Step?

The Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage Change for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) requiring a commercial driver's license (CDL) will be increasing from the current rate of 25 percent of the average number of driver positions to 50 percent of the average number [...]

By | January 14th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on The Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage Change for 2020

Thank You for Using Essential Screens

As a new year begins, we would like to thank you for choosing Essential Screens for your background screening solutions this past year. It has been a sincere pleasure serving you and working together to protect your company and clients. We hope that you have enjoyed the enhanced quality of our products and services. We [...]

By | December 31st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Thank You for Using Essential Screens

Happy Holidays!

We wish you healthy and happy holidays, from all of us at Essential Screens.

By | December 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Holidays!

Helpful Screening Tips

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 | December 17th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Helpful Screening Tips

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 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Managing Your Form I-9s

All U.S. Employers must have a Form I-9 on file for all current employees. The only exception to this is if the employee was hired on or before November 6, 1986. The current form employers should use is the Form I-9 with a revision date of July 17, 2017, for all newly hired employees and [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Managing Your Form I-9s

You Can Only Accept Unrestricted Social Security Cards

On Sept. 17, E-Verify deployed the following enhancements to reinforce requirements for Form I-9 and E-Verify: Updated field name: The field name for the Social Security number has changed to “Unrestricted Social Security Number.” The field name previously said “Social Security Number.” New helper text: E-Verify added new helper text to the Unrestricted Social Security [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on You Can Only Accept Unrestricted Social Security Cards
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