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.

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|0 Comments

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

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?
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