Hiring During Your Busy Season

Spring has sprung, which means hiring season is ramping up.

Businesses across the country are preparing for summer and their busy season. They are stocking up on things like employees, merchandise and inventory.

While getting ready for business to ramp up, you should also consider how you are hiring your staff. Small businesses often hire family and friends thinking they are reliable and trustworthy. While they are in most cases, all it takes is one bad apple to leave a bad taste in your company’s mouth.

What if you hire a family friend just for the summer? He comes from a great family and is a good kid. What could go wrong, right? What if he had a DUI just weeks before you hired him. Would you still like him to drive company vehicles?

Listed below are some recommended background checks: 

– National Criminal Database Search

– County Criminal History Report

– Sex Offender Registry

– SSN Trace/ Validation

– Employment Credit Report

– Workers’ Compensation Report

Consider running a background check on new hires. As much as you might think you know about them, it’s still important. Running a criminal background check along with employment verifications will tell you the things you must know when hiring

. Criminal and financial records can be indicators for future behavior. If someone has a long history of workers’ compensation and have filed for bankruptcy, they are more likely to steal from the company or fake an injury.

Here at SELECTION.COM we can work with you to make your busy season run smoothly. Allow us to help you make your background check process go seamlessly.

Article by SELECTiON.COM®

Founded in 1991, SELECTiON.COM® is one of the Nation’s leading providers of pre-employment background screening services. We offer the largest network of in-house researchers, the fastest turnaround on criminal background checks and drug screening, and unsurpassed customer service. Our web application, FASTRAX Select™, allows employers to verify an applicant’s background check information quickly and accurately from the convenience of a personal computer. Average turnaround time on criminal background searches is 2 business days. Thousands of employers nationwide rely on SELECTiON.COM® to help them make smart hiring decisions.