Seasonal Hiring and Background Screening

The amount of seasonal employees hired in the USA more than doubled from 325,000 in 2008 to 786,000 in 2013. It is important that employers hiring part time help run criminal background checks on them as well as other background checks. Pre-Employment screening should include a social security number trace, criminal background check, sex offender registry search and an employment verification (when applicable). Employers also need to be aware of changing laws in regards to the proper use of background checks in the hiring process. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) keeps litigating companies that have hiring practices inconsistent with the law. Some employers may not feel the need to perform employment screening on seasonal employees but that may be a mistake. The cost of running a thorough background check on seasonal workers is insignificant compared to the risk involved with unscreened workers representing your company or organization. To learn more about seasonal background checks and why seasonal help should go through a proper employment screening process as like with full time employees read recent press release found at:

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