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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.