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.

Background Screening in a Global Economy

In today's global economy, background checks are more important than ever. Protect your clients, protect your company, protect your employees and choose background screens. Sources: Professional Background Screening Association

By | November 3rd, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Background Screening in a Global Economy

What Employers Need to Know about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and COVID-19

Title I of the ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees. It also applies to state and local government employers, employment agencies, and labor unions. All nondiscrimination standards under Title I of the ADA also apply to federal agencies under Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act. During a pandemic, ADA-covered employers may [...]

By | September 8th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on What Employers Need to Know about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and COVID-19

Employers Who Perform Background Screens See Many Benefits

Beyond the many negative reasons to screen potential employees, employers with comprehensive background screening programs also reap many benefits. Compliance with federal requirements Federal agencies, such as the Department of Transportation (DOT), oversees drug and alcohol testing programs on mandated employees. It’s important to know what regulations govern a particular industry. For example, the DOT [...]

By | August 25th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Employers Who Perform Background Screens See Many Benefits

Know Your Hire

Hiring can be a long, drawn-out and even tedious task. Often, by the time a suitable candidate is found, the hiring manager is ready to close the book on that particular position. However, it is always worth the extra effort to run a background check on your potential hires. Here is a list of reasons [...]

By | August 11th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Know Your Hire

COVID-19 Testing for Businesses

As businesses are trying to return to the new normal and bring employees back into the workplace, some things may look different. Covid-19 testing organized and sponsored by employers to confirm that workers are either not infected with or are immune to COVID-19 may be the most effective tool to gradually relax social distancing measures [...]

By | July 28th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on COVID-19 Testing for Businesses

Ban the Box Passed in Suffolk County, NY

The Ban the Box movement continues to expand throughout the country. Suffolk County, NY voted to join the Ban the Box movement beginning August 25th of 2020. This legislature will prohibit employers located within Suffolk County with 15 or more employees from inquiring about applicants’ prior criminal convictions during the application process. The law broadly [...]

By | July 14th, 2020|Employer Resources|Comments Off on Ban the Box Passed in Suffolk County, NY

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|Comments Off on NYC Bans Marijuana and THC Job Applicant Testing

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
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