Holiday season is around the corner. Really, it is!

September 1, 2015

Many employers hire extra workers to prepare for a busy holiday season. Often these workers are hired on some level shortly after Labor Day to ensure they are trained properly, as they help the employer get ready for increased activity.

Remember that even your temporary help should be screened just like they were permanent, full-time employees. After all, a person working just a few hours a week can be responsible for many problems, such as theft, drug sales, and harassment.

You don’t need to complete background checks on everyone who applies for a job. You never have to do that. But get it done for persons you are really thinking about hiring. These seasonal workers should complete the same paperwork your other employees have completed. That is, don’t let them skip through the application process you have developed. Shortcuts cause issues.

Contributed by Steven J. Austin of LABORCHEX.

Through the Michigan Chamber partnership with LABORCHEX, members get discounted pricing to employment background screening services. To learn more, please email Kym Lewis or call him at 1-800-880-0366.