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.

Have you changed the way you hire?

Today, finding and recruiting candidates is an entirely new ball game. Thanks to social media and online recruiting sites, corporations and hiring staff have a plethora of resources to leverage in the hiring process. Naturally this means that having a highly-functioning hiring procedure is more important than ever. It’s overwhelming (we know the feeling), and [...]

By | November 16th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Have you changed the way you hire?

Partnering with a CRA

If you are responsible for hiring at 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 reputable consumer reporting agency (CRA) will deliver speedy, precise, and inclusive [...]

By | November 2nd, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Partnering with a CRA

Avoid Employee Theft

A recent 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 [...]

By | September 9th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Avoid Employee Theft

The Benefits of Monitoring: What Happens After the Hiring Process Is Over?

It’s a great question to ask: what happens after the hiring process is over? Presumably, you’ve knuckled your way through fall hiring season (good job you!), screened your candidates, written the offer letters, and sent your brand-new employees off to onboarding. This hiring and training process is a significant investment of you and your company’s [...]

By | August 24th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on The Benefits of Monitoring: What Happens After the Hiring Process Is Over?

Are you getting the best turnaround time on background checks?

Essential Screens has an industry-leading turnaround time for background checks. However, depending on the nature and scope of the requested background check, that time could take longer for a variety of reasons. For example, if there is a holiday, if the courts are backlogged, if the information has not been completed in full, if additional [...]

By | July 27th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Are you getting the best turnaround time on background checks?

Are you addressing all hiring risks?

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 | July 13th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Are you addressing all hiring risks?

General Guidelines for Successful Verifications from the Professional Background Screeners Association

If you are in need of verifying new employees past work history or education history, we have some tips to help make the process as smooth and timely as possible. Provide as much information as possible with the search request. The full employer or school name, city and state information, candidate name used at the [...]

By | June 29th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on General Guidelines for Successful Verifications from the Professional Background Screeners Association

Consumer Reporting and Complying with the FCRA

Your company has job vacancies to fill. You're also thinking about promoting some employees from within the company. You've dwindled down the stack of applications and resumes and want to run background checks through a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA,) or a third-party company that is in the business of compiling background information. Employment background checks [...]

By | May 4th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Consumer Reporting and Complying with the FCRA

Tips on How to Hire and Retain Employees

A company relies on employees to contribute to a profitable bottom line.  While some employees will have a significant impact, others may be smaller, or at least less noticeable, but all of them are important.  Recruitment and employee retention can benefit a company, providing an edge if done properly and strategically.  Here are some helpful [...]

By | April 6th, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Tips on How to Hire and Retain Employees

The Basics of Background Screens

By | March 23rd, 2021|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on The Basics of Background Screens
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