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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Employee theft can be an impactful issue for employers. Stealing cash is the number one theft that employers face. Knowing this, it is important to have an anti-theft policy and culture. Here are some tips to help you get there. 1) Don’t skip the pre-employment background check. Your first line of defense to prevent employee [...]
Background checks can often seem overwhelming, but don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Here are some basic tips to help you as you create your company's screening processes. Employers must have an applicant’s permission to run a background check. Permission must be granted in a separate form from an applicant before a company can run a [...]
We hear it all the time: “Can I randomly test someone for reasonable suspicion?” This question is asked in many different industries and for many different reasons. So the question remains, can we do it? Unfortunately, no testing for suspicion is not legal. Random drug testing is different than reasonable suspicion drug testing. To understand [...]