Most organisations have a solid process for screening and hiring new permanent staff. But what about temporary workers? Often the same level of diligence does not apply, with our research discovering that only 34% of contract and unpaid workers are screened, and just 19% of volunteers also undergoing checks.
It is hard to pinpoint why screening temporary employees seems to go get missed, perhaps they are viewed differently, their legal and contractual status is different, or it could be that they only have a lower level of responsibility. Yet despite their employment only being temporary, this does not mean they cannot cause significant harm to a business. A temporary retail employee could have access to credit card information, customer data and the customers themselves, more than enough to pose a threat.
But how can you fit screening into the recruitment process for a short term hire? Planning needs in advance allows firms to implement the same rigorous check process they undergo with permanent hires and mitigate business risk.
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