Seasonal Workers – It’s That Time Again Already!
Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us again! It’s the time of year when many businesses, especially retail and hospitality, hire temporary seasonal workers to help with increased holiday demand. With unemployment rates low, competition to find the additional workers you need is going to be fierce!
Whether your need to increase your workforce is due to holiday shoppers, seasonal recreational activity or just your busy time, it’s something you can plan for. Since it is predictable, don’t hire in haste at the last minute. You need time to interview, onboard and train your new employees. Besides, planning ahead means you can snag better seasonal workers before your competition gets to them!
Seasonal workers can help protect your business
First and foremost, protect your business. Employee theft is common even among permanent staff. In fact, according to a survey from Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. (a loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm), employees are stealing at a higher rate than shoplifters! The opportunity is there and the temptation is great. All the more reason to be sure you are hiring the best seasonal workers and performing background screening as part of your hiring process.
If you think you are saving money by not performing background screening on ALL your hires, you most certainly aren’t taking into account the loss you could experience from even one bad hire. During your peak season, it is even more important to be sure your workforce is the best. For many smaller companies, their busy time carries their business through the leaner months and losses from theft can be devastating. Desperately hiring at the last minute or operating with too few workers increases the opportunities for theft to occur.
Seasonal workers and customer safety
Whether you are retail, hospitality or a service business, you also need to consider the safety of your customers. They are trusting your company with their credit cards and personal information. And, in fact, they are trusting you to keep them physically safe on your premises. Any time you hire, whether they are full time and permanent or temporary workers, background screening helps you hire better and safer.
Seasonal workers and customer service
And last, why would you ever want to hire seasonal workers that don’t represent your company well? Regular customers can be easily turned off by a bad experience at your business. New customers may never return to give you another chance. The investment you make in a good hire will pay for itself.
How can a CRA help you?
Partnering with a CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency) with the services you need to fill in your HR gaps can be an economical solution. The right CRA partner can help you recruit, integrate your system, perform background screening, provide education and license verification, drug testing at convenient locations, and support throughout the process. Feel confident that you are bringing the best hire into your company by having done due diligence both legally and ethically for your employees and customers. A professional CRA partner pays for itself by avoiding costly hiring mistakes. For a free consultation or more information, contact Genesis Background Screening Services at 866 944-0041 ext 101. Online, email or visit www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com. You can sign up to be emailed whenever we post a new blog at https://genesisbackgroundscreening.com/subscribe-to-the-blog/
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