It is time to gear up for the season of retail hiring, adding additional temporary helpers to fill roles from wrapping, stocking, checking, and customer service to Santa. This is not the time to take shortcuts with hiring procedures.

It is vital to continue regular hiring precedents and background checks on your seasonal staff. Any hire can potentially cause monetary loss or damage to the company’s reputation and brand. This can result in lasting negative effects that may outlast the length of time the employee works for the company.

By conducting thorough background screens on all hires, you are minimizing your risk and increasing your productivity and bottom line. Know who you hire, even during the holiday season!