If you’re part of an industry that is hiring seasonal workers, it’s time to be particularly vigilant about background checks. Even though these types of workers will only be working under your auspices for a short time, they’ll still be your first impression as far as the public is concerned… so you want to make a good one!
To make your life easier, though, you should tell any job applicants upfront that they will have to pass certain background checks in order to be put on staff, even for a few weeks or a couple of months. Make sure they understand what that means, too; some may not have had to go through background checking before. Be certain to let them ask questions… and be certain you have the answers!
Remember that background checks are not a way of penalizing people; they are a way of making your workplace more secure for everyone, from the receptionist to the soda vendor.