Employers make several difficult decisions every day. One of those is determining who to hire. Using Essential Screens for criminal background screens can help you save time, money and reduce your risk.

NYC Bans Marijuana and THC Job Applicant Testing

Due to the recent passing of a bill by the New York City Council, most employers in New York City will no longer be able test job applicants for marijuana and THC use. This law impacts employers, employment agencies and labor organizations. This will affect public and private employers in the city, including any company [...]

By | June 23rd, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|0 Comments

Decrease Turnover and Improve Your Hires with Background Checks

Background checks may seem like an easy choice for most employers, however, the benefit of screening applicants may far extend what even they previously thought. Many workplace issues can be reduced with a quality hire, including: turnover, accidents, absenteeism and theft/fraud. Implementing a background screening program at your company will help you address these hiring [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Decrease Turnover and Improve Your Hires with Background Checks

Critical Background Screening Tips

Performing background checks is an outstanding resource for employers looking to make an informed hiring decision. You will gain insight into an applicant’s work history, habits, and performance. Using background checks will reduce your risk, but you do need to exercise screening with caution and consistency. That is why an experienced Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) [...]

By | May 26th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Critical Background Screening Tips

Working for Change for Tomorrow – COVID-19

Sometimes it takes the unimaginable to identify our areas that need improvement and further strategic planning.   Due to courthouse closures across the US, limited staff availability and inaccessibility, our company and industry have had to review how we operate. To this end, Essential Screens, along with the other members of our professional organization, are taking [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Working for Change for Tomorrow – COVID-19

DOT Employees and CBD Products

The recent Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334 (Farm Bill), has removed hemp from the definition of Marijuana under the Controlled Substance Act. Products derived from hemp with a concentration of up to .3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana, are not controlled substances. Any product with a concentration [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on DOT Employees and CBD Products

Managing Risk for Health Care Facilities

Online Security Concept - Fingerprint on Virtual Screen Making the mistake of not checking the background and qualifications of a job candidate in the medical field can be a potentially deadly mistake. Failing to conduct a background screen can also make health care companies at risk to a lawsuit and allegations of negligence [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Managing Risk for Health Care Facilities

Essential Screens is Offering New Services

We know that screening employees, volunteers, and tenants can be difficult and time consuming without access to the right resources.  We also understand that the more you know the easier and quicker hiring and landlord decisions become.  Essential Screens provides an extensive roster of screens, verifications, and searches to give you the knowledge you need [...]

By | March 10th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Essential Screens is Offering New Services

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?

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

Make Informed Hiring Decisions

Using background checks is an outstanding method to utilize for employers looking to make an informed hiring decision. You will gain insight into an applicant’s work history, habits, and performance. Using background checks will reduce your risk, but you do need to exercise screening with caution and consistency. That is why an experienced Consumer Reporting [...]

By | November 19th, 2019|Employer Resources|Comments Off on Make Informed Hiring Decisions
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