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[Guest Post] Learning from the Hobby Retail Business: Safeguard Yourself, Your Business and Your Consumers with Background Checks


Numerous factors assistance the want for conducting background checks on your new and existing personnel and volunteers who interact with youngsters and host your in-store activities. Background checks shield you and your company from possible liabilities.

Of primary concern is the potential liability of hiring a sex offender who could interact with your buyers and their kids. As recently as January 2018, formal complaints have risen to the surface regarding the lack of background checks for personnel and volunteers inside the hobby business. An employer that fails to run a background check on their candidates for employ and volunteers in a danger-sensitive position is at higher risk for liability. The money saved not running background checks does not compare to what employers might be necessary to commit to defend themselves against a negligent hiring lawsuit – not to mention the unnecessary risk presented to you, your workers and your buyers.

Following the principal concern are the issues that you may hire an employee with a economic criminal record who could be handling your companies’ money or books or that you may possibly employ an employee with a criminal record related to workplace violence.

While a background check won’t necessarily uncover all locations of concern with current and possible workers and volunteers, it will increase new hire high quality as it discourages applicants with anything to hide and increases the good quality of your applicants.

Wondering exactly where to start? Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo, the combined trade and customer show sponsored by the Hobby Makers Association, is proud to partner with CoreScreening to supply a substantially discounted price for your workers and volunteers across the nation to total an on the web National Criminal with Sexual Offender Registry search. This program is offered as a service to the market. Neither the Hobby-Expo nor the Hobby Companies Association get any advantage or details from background checks performed.

The common cost for the National Criminal with Sexual Offender Registry search is roughly $20 nonetheless, members of Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo/Hobby Makers Association will receive the discounted cost of $8 per background check.

After your employee or volunteer completes the background check request on-line, the expense of the check will be billed to you and the final results will be emailed to an address offered by you. As incidents may possibly occur at any time, you could want to think about operating background checks on an annual basis. Our program provides a logo that could be utilized on your site which indicates CoreScreening has performed employee background checks.

Visit http://www.RockyMountainHobby-Expo.com/purchaser-registration/ for the link to our discount background verify system (scroll to the bottom of the page).

JGM Headshot Jim Marski is the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo, an ASTRA member, former VP of Sales for Accucraft Trains and a former hobby store owner. The Hobby-Expo is held October 25th – 28th in Denver, Colorado. The trade portion of the show functions a series of organization workshops for shop owners. ASTRA members may possibly register at no charge.

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