A few years ago, one of the television networks ran background checks on dozens of Santas working in various retail venues. A number of the Santas hired for Christmas were sex offenders.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2011
Corra Group is now offering employers discounted background checks for employers who will be hiring workers for the holiday season. In order to help spur the holiday season so vital to retailers, especially, Corra Group is offering discounted employment screening packages that are reduced at least fifteen percent from listed pricing.
To assist retailers and other employers that need to add temporary employees from the holiday season, the background checking service offers employment screening packages to accommodate every echelon of seasonal hires.
"Corra Group wants to give retailers a break with their seasonal employment screening needs," said Gordon Basichis, Co-Founder of Corra Group. "It's a tough economy and the retail sales projections for the holiday season are uncertain and dependent on certain external conditions, including the vagaries of the current global market."
"Nevertheless, the holiday season is upon us and shippers, truckers, and retailers must hire extra help," Basichis added. "Before you put them to work where they will be working with your customers, you want to at least check them out for criminal records. It also helps to run the Social Security Trace to help determine they are legally eligible to work in the United States.
"And, of course, there is a matter of your holiday help working with children," said Basichis. "Be it your Santa Claus, his elves, or even the sales force working in the kids' departments, employers should definitely be aware if any of their staff is listed on the sex offenders registry. A few years ago, one of the television networks ran background checks on dozens of Santas working in various retail venues. The findings were quite alarming. A number of the Santas hired for Christmas were sex offenders.. Not good."
Corra Group also offers driving records for any employees, be they truck drivers or employees running errands for the job. If temporary workers are driving in any capacity, it is wise to conduct the Motor Vehicle Driving Records, or MVRs, to confirm your employee has a valid license. MVRs may also show substance abuse issues, which could be a problem, even with seasonal workers.
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Corra Group advises retailers to conduct their employment screening as early as possible. While criminal database searches will turnaround instantly, county criminal records searches can take a couple of days.
BACKGROUND: Corra operates as Corra Group and specializes in pre-employment and corporate research and investigation. It is one of the few companies that will answer the phone.
Summary: Corra Group is a full service employment screening company that offers the full range of background checks and business research to industries throughout the United States and around the world.
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