In today’s world, it’s common for employers to run background checks on all employees, including those who are just hired for a seasonal period of time, such as the holidays.
But employers haven’t always taken the time to conduct thorough background checks on seasonal hires, believing that it wasn’t worth the cost or didn’t matter because of the short work duration.
As you would expect, problems did arise with those attitudes, and employers realized that anyone they hire, regardless of status, could potentially cause damage, financial loss, or injury to the company’s reputation and brand. This can result in long-term negative effects that may outlast the length of time the employee works for the company.
We hope this is a busy holiday season for everyone, but as you need more and more workers to cover hours, remember that background screening for seasonal workers is just as important as running background checks on permanent workers during any other time of the year.
Know who you hire, even during the holiday season!