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.

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

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

Background Checks Protect Your Company

The success of your company relies on the people you hire. It is important to take steps to hire the best employees possible. When the financial future of your company on the line, you need to be extra careful about whom you trust. Numerous aspects of your business can make you vulnerable, and when hiring [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Background Checks Protect Your Company

How to Navigate Legalized Marijuana as an Employer

With more states legalizing recreational marijuana, it is important for employers to understand the problems that could arise in the workplace for employers and how to protect your company and employees. Complicating things a bit further, under federal law, marijuana remains illegal to use both medically and recreationally. THC in marijuana affects depth perception, reaction [...]

By | July 23rd, 2019|Employer Resources|Comments Off on How to Navigate Legalized Marijuana as an Employer

Commercial Driver’s Clearinghouse

Congress passed a law in December of 2016 to establish a “clearinghouse” for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) DOT drug and alcohol testing. The Clearinghouse will be an electronic database containing records of violations of drug and alcohol prohibitions. Violations that will be included are positive drug and/or alcohol results, refusals, and other [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Commercial Driver’s Clearinghouse

The Background Screening Process

Navigating background screens can be tricky. Here is a simple breakdown that helps describe the entire process. We pride ourselves on our turnaround time, accuracy and attention to detail. We are always here to walk you through any process and screen.

By | June 11th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on The Background Screening Process

Ten Tips to Hiring and Retaining 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 | May 14th, 2019|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Ten Tips to Hiring and Retaining Employees

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|Comments Off on Turnaround Time Tips

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
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