Holiday Hiring: Check your Seasonal/Temp Staff

It’s a great time of year. It’s a time where most are rushing in and out of retail stores, hustling and bustling to buy their loved ones the latest products. The holiday season is a peak time for retailers and requires hiring extra help.


Whether you’re looking for additional employees to assist with extended hours or cover employees while on vacation, the contingent staff needs the same background screening you would have for any other employee.

Hiring more staff in a short amount of time can lead to hiring mistakes you can’t afford. Rushing the hiring process and skipping this important step can lead to poor hiring decisions during the busiest time of the year. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can cut cost because of the short work assignment.


Remember, the same applicant screening laws protect regular candidates as well as temporary workers. This includes but is not limited to: signed authorization and disclosures; pre-adverse and adverse notices; and EEOC guidelines on use of criminal background checks. Lastly, these temporary employees may become year round employees, which further validates the necessity for proper background checks for seasonal employees.

Anyone, regardless of status, could potentially cause financial loss or damage your company’s brand. A quick, easy, and affordable background check for seasonal workers can allow you to have a joyful holiday season.