Jacqueline McClure, Genesis Background Screening Services
If your company has peaks in business during certain times of the year, you probably have challenges with hiring extra help as you gear up for your busy season. Whether it is due to holiday shoppers, seasonal recreational activity or just your busy time, it’s something you plan for. Since it is typically 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 employees before your competition gets to them!
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! And, their research found an increase in employee theft for 9 years out of the last 10. This pretty much says it all: 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.
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.
Partnering with a CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency) that has the services you need to fill in your HR gaps can be a very economical solution. The right 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. Not only can you feel confident that you are bringing the best hire into your company, but you will know that you have done due diligence both legally and ethically for your employees and customers. In addition to accomplishing this at a price that fits your budget, a professional CRA partner pays for it self by avoiding costly hiring mistakes. For more information, contact Genesis Background Screening Services at 866 944-0041 ext 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com
Genesis Background Screening is not a law firm and provides our blogs for informational purposes only. These blogs should not be considered as a substitute for experienced legal advice. Any laws or regulations mentioned in our blogs need to be researched by your company and any questions you have need to be answered by your legal counsel to be sure your organization is within the law and compliant with regulations.