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

How Accurate Are Your Employees’ Academic Achievements?

Excerpt from: National Student Clearinghouse, "Your Organization's Reputation on the Line: The Real Cost of Academic Fraud. Not verifying your potential employees’ academic credentials could be costly. Hiring employees who have lied on their resumes or committed academic fraud has wide ranging consequences, including higher turnover. According to various industry estimates, the cost to replace [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How Accurate Are Your Employees’ Academic Achievements?

From the Federal Trade Commission: Background checks on prospective employees: Keep required disclosures simple

If your company gets background information on prospective employees, it’s likely you’re covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Before you get a background screening report, the law requires that you make certain disclosures and get a prospective employee’s authorization. Is it time for a FCRA compliance check? Background screening reports are “consumer reports” under [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on From the Federal Trade Commission: Background checks on prospective employees: Keep required disclosures simple

Pre-Screen Prospective Employees with Background Checks

When money gets tight, companies begin to cut costs, making hiring decisions a crucial step of your company’s success. A vital component of hiring is performing a background check on prospective hires. When it comes to your business, you cannot afford to make a bad hiring decision. Being diligent up front when hiring will save [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Pre-Screen Prospective Employees with Background Checks
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