If you have not already begun, you will shortly start adding hours and employees to handle the holiday rush. It is important that you consider using a pre employment screening and criminal background checks before making your seasonal hiring decisions final.
All employees are a risk. Even with a good interview you never really know what you are going to end up with until the employee starts working. That is why I always recommend using a quality background check company to perform criminal background checks to help ensure you are getting a trustworthy candidate. This is even more important when adding seasonal help. Seasonal employees don’t have long term goals with your organization and are there for one reason; get extra money. While your goal is that the “extra money” be in the form of a pay check, many aren’t that picky. As a seasoned Loss Prevention Professional I can say that this group accounts for a large majority of my internal theft cases on a yearly basis. To this end anything the store can do to weed out potential bad apples is a great benefit to the company.
Background check experts can also conduct non-criminal employee background checks. They can do background checks into finances, employment history, educational history, sex offender registry, etc. All of these background checks will help you as the employer get a better feel for your candidate and help you make the best hiring decision possible.
Background check experts should be trained investigators. When you use a reputable background check company to conduct your employee background checks you also can limit liability in cases where an employee causes harm or damage to others. You might have to pay for the damage, but the damages due to negligent hiring will be much less significant.
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