As holiday hiring season approaches, make sure to pay extra attention to pre-employment screening. Seasonal hires are often neglected, or subjected to a lesser quality search in order avoid what can be viewed as excessive cost for a temporary employee. Not only could this practice be viewed as discriminatory to your current employees, it could yield a false sense of security.
As a general rule of thumb, make sure to conduct criminal records searches at the statewide level as well as county court records searches to increase the accuracy and breadth of the search. In Michigan, we can offer both of these searches on an average two day turnaround time. Be sure to ask about a National Sex Offender Registry search if you are hiring seasonal workers that will have any contact with children. Call us today to see how we can help you with your holiday hiring!