May 14th, 2020 | Vincenza Caruso-Valente, General Manager, Retail and Staffing, Sterling

Overcoming The Retail Industry’s Hiring Hurdles Amid COVID-19

Among the numerous challenges that the retail industry faces in the age of COVID-19, the question of hiring quickly and safely has emerged as a central concern. A surge in onboarding new retail hires amid widespread shelter-in-place precautions has ushered in a recalibration of traditional hiring practices. In a Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) article, Vincenza provides perspective into the question of how best to continue delivering the fundamentals of onboarding while adjusting those principles in the absence of in-person contact. Sterling’s focus on partnering with clients to address and establish a screening program despite court closures during the pandemic stems from its deep market expertise built over 45 years. Some of this learning is shared in this article.

What you’ll learn from the article:

Some of the topical subjects that Vincenza tackles in the article include:

  • Securely communicating with and equipping new hires with relevant information
  • Welcoming new staff in the absence of in-person contact
  • Personalizing role and responsibilities, and establishing company culture virtually

Read the full article here.

Starting with Trust

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, remaining in close contact with your background check provider is critical. A relationship based on partnership and a focus on service will go a long way towards helping you achieve your business continuity plan. Our retail team is available to answer any questions you may have on delivering on your plans to safely onboard new hires. Click sterlingcheck.com/retail or contact us directly at 833 342 4571 to learn how we can be of help.

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