Fall is here and it is time for retailers to gear up for the seasonal hiring; adding additional temporary helpers to fill roles from wrapping, stocking, checking, and customer service to Santa. Even though this is an overwhelming time for on-boarding, it is not the time to take shortcuts with hiring procedures.

It is vital for companies to continue regular hiring precedents and background checks for seasonal staff. Any hire can potentially cause monetary loss or damage to a 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!