Background Screening: Hospitality and Retail
COVID-19 restrictions forced the majority of the hospitality and retail industry to a halt throughout 2020. Seven months into 2021, and it’s only now, with the government lifting most measures, that we are seeing the sector reopen. An efficient, expert screening partner can help employers rebuild their workforce swiftly to carry this positive momentum forward.
Despite furlough and other government support schemes, the pandemic hit hospitality and retail hard. Even with an optimistic outlook ahead, the environment is still uncertain. So if you’re looking to recruit on a tight budget and maximise value, making the right hire is more important than ever.
At a glance, saving money on background screening might seem an appealing way to reduce costs. But as we’ve covered in the past, CV fraud, distasteful social media histories and hidden criminal histories are rampant. It goes without saying that this would harm your business and could even cause permanent damage to your brand image. A comprehensive screening solution will remove the risk of a bad hire.
As remote recruiting continues to increase in popularity, a completely digital screening solution is invaluable. You’ll enjoy improved accuracy, faster turnarounds and the convenience of a responsive system accessible from anywhere.
The public is enthusiastic to make up for lost time, but the shadow of the pandemic still looms. With a comprehensively screened workforce in place, both you and your customers can feel secure as you return to business as usual.
Credence’s bespoke screening solutions have been trusted by some some of the world’s largest retail and hospitality organisations since 1995. Our proprietary system keeps your business ahead of the curve, combining human oversight and AI insights. This removes both bias and risk from the hiring process, whether you need a local criminal record check or worldwide social media screening – all from a convenient, digital interface.