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

Tips for Post-Hire Screenings

Your company has been doing background screening for pre-employment for some time now, but have you thought about doing post-employment screening?  Post-employment screening ensures that you are keeping up to date with all of your employees, no matter how long they have worked at the company. Establish a written policy for post-employment screening. Candidates and [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Tips for Post-Hire Screenings

Positive Drug Test Results on the Rise

Drug use is on the rise and is affecting businesses. A recently released report from Quest Diagnostics had some staggering findings about drug test results. Alcohol and substance use heavily impacts businesses, costing lost time, wages, productivity and increased healthcare.  Are you testing your workers?

By | August 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Positive Drug Test Results on the Rise

Important Information for Landlords on Tenant Screening

Using background checks to screen 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 based on the [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Important Information for Landlords on Tenant Screening

Essential Screens Receives Accreditation – National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

APPROVED PRESS RELEASE ESSENTIAL SCREENS ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL ACCREDITATION RALEIGH, N.C., 07/17/2017 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Essential Screens has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited. Travis Powell, [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Essential Screens Receives Accreditation – National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

Pick Your Team Wisely

Picking a quality team is important to any business. Are you doing all you can to ensure a great fit at your company? A thorough vetting process and company hiring policy can ensure that the employees you hire are honest and a great fit for your company.

By | July 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Pick Your Team Wisely

Happy 4th of July!

We want to wish everyone a very happy 4th of July. Stay safe during your day of celebration.

By | July 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Happy 4th of July!

Protection Gained from Performing Background Screens

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 is on the line, you need to be extra careful about whom you trust. Numerous aspects of your business can make you vulnerable, and when [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Protection Gained from Performing Background Screens
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