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.

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|0 Comments

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

Managing Your Form I-9s

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 [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Managing Your Form I-9s

You Can Only Accept Unrestricted Social Security Cards

On Sept. 17, E-Verify deployed the following enhancements to reinforce requirements for Form I-9 and E-Verify: Updated field name: The field name for the Social Security number has changed to “Unrestricted Social Security Number.” The field name previously said “Social Security Number.” New helper text: E-Verify added new helper text to the Unrestricted Social Security [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on You Can Only Accept Unrestricted Social Security Cards

Intro to Background Screens

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 [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Intro to Background Screens

Random Drug Testing vs. Reasonable Suspicion

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 [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Random Drug Testing vs. Reasonable Suspicion

Top 6 Reasons to Run Background Checks

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 are a list of reasons [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Top 6 Reasons to Run Background Checks
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