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.

Turnaround Time Tips

Essential Screens has an industry-leading turnaround time. 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 information has been [...]

By | April 15th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|0 Comments

Expanding Your Company’s Protection

Independent contractors, temporary workers and other workers employed by a job placement agency have increased from around 10 percent of the U.S. workforce in 2005 to around 40 percent today. It is necessary for businesses to adapt with the changes and instill stronger screening processes. A bad hire can negatively impact your company’s reputation and [...]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Employer Resources|Comments Off on Expanding Your Company’s Protection

Background Screening Tips You Need to Know

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 | February 26th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Background Screening Tips You Need to Know

Form I-9 Compliance

If your company is enrolled in E-Verify, please read the following information regarding Form I-9 compliance. When a new employee presents a document for their Form I-9 that triggers photo matching in E-Verify, employers must make a copy of that document to use when creating the E-Verify case and must retain it with the employee’s [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Form I-9 Compliance

DOT Drug Testing Regulations – 2018

With changing Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, our Essential Screens consultants have compiled suggested best practice for 2018. These updates are critical for employers to understand in order to avoid anything from fines to being shut down. 49 CRF Part 40 Regulatory Changes Educate your managers and drivers on the new 49 CRF Part 40 [...]

By | July 5th, 2018|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on DOT Drug Testing Regulations – 2018

The DOT and the Opioid Epidemic

With the opioid epidemic on the rise, the trucking industry is at risk of accidents, bodily injury and death. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires drug testing after a trucking accident and most companies require a test before hiring. However, the current drug testing is limited and excludes common prescription opioids. The DOT is planning [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on The DOT and the Opioid Epidemic

Do you verify your new hire’s claims?

When you are hiring, do you complete verification on your new hires work history, education history, licenses and credentials or military history? If the thought of this has you overwhelmed, we can help. Verification is an imperative part of the hiring process and should never be skipped or glazed over. Verification of a job applicant’s [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Do you verify your new hire’s claims?

Avoid Employee Theft

A 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 theft [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Avoid Employee Theft

Essential Screens Receives Accreditation – National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

APPROVED PRESS RELEASE ESSENTIAL SCREENS ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL ACCREDITATION RALEIGH, N.C., 07/17/2017 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Essential Screens has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited. Travis Powell, [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Essential Screens Receives Accreditation – National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

Professional Background Screening Basics

Have you ever questioned who would run a background screen, why or when? This infograph, provided by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners is a helpful tool to walk you through some basic questions about background screens. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact one of our experienced and certified account managers.

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Professional Background Screening Basics
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