Background Checks and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Background check maintenance

[Phone rings]

Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.”

Customer: “I’m tired of it all. Tell me something to make me laugh.”

Ann: (bites vegan donut—imagines it’s like having a salad): “Okey dokey. My husband just bought a 2010 Harley-Davidson Road Master in candy-apple red. It is being shipped from Illinois. The last road trip we took on a Harley was from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 2018 and I still have bugs in my teeth.” [NOT EVEN KIDDING. HE BOUGHT THE BIKE.]

Customer: “So, what does that have to do with background checks?”

Ann: “Not a darn thing, but I had to get that off my chest.”

Background checks and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance?

While it may seem like background checks and motorcycles are not connected – they are.  Like motorcycles, background checks need proper maintenance too. Regular maintenance in both situations can prevent ugly and unnecessary mishaps in the future. Just as you would not want to break down on the side of the road, you don’t want your company’s operations to break down due to a bad hire.

I have heard from a handful of clients and other HR professionals that this isn’t the right time to make changes in their processes or procedures. Actually, this is the PERFECT time. Generally, work is quiet, the demands aren’t quite so great. Just like motorcycle enthusiasts getting repairs and upgrades to their bikes during the off-season, many companies are using this COVID downtime to re-assess their operations to see where improvements can be made and where they can find efficiencies.

Maybe you have been wondering if there a less hands-on way to initiate the background check (yes—it’s called QuickApp).

Have you had some challenges with current employees turning up with criminal charges after they’ve been hired. What to do? Continuous Criminal Monitoring.

I’m going to do a deeper dive into the QuickApp and Continuous Criminal Monitoring in the rest of August’s blogs. Both are going to up your hiring game, and improve your workforce.

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