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Do you think that global warming has anything to do with the weather we are getting across the country? I do know that it is making it harder for court researchers to get records from broken up court houses. Some of the court houses from the Katrina hurricane never came back and quite a few archived records are gone forever. Now we have reports of more court houses going down all over the midwest from Dallas Texas to Kansas City KS, the most serious is in Joplin, Mo of course. So please be patient with the researchers who are dealing with very a fluid situation.
But aside from the devestation, do you think it is from global warming? I do not. When we were having our drought years in the southwest and the country was enjoying temperate weather for about 10-12 years, Russia was getting hammered and I also remember China also having its problems. I think that mother nature is just doing her rounds straightning us out and keeping us honest. I beleive that this will last for about 3-5 years before we see any let up. Unless those end of the world predictions ever hit, then we will not care as much about the weather, just covering our backsides. I also do not think it is God removing his lamp post from the United States. That will be much more subtle. Devestating situations bring out what is great about Christians and humans in general. They rush to the aid of those in need. The removal of the lamp post will subtle in the way that it will eventually dim and without maintenance will rust until it is so week that one day it will be taken out by a drunk driver. Then it will be removed and no one will notice. On that day, If I am still here, I will weep.
Ever have that client or department that needed that background done yesterday? Yeah, I get that one alot. So, how do you get that background done yesterday? Prepare for it the day before yesterday by having a solid policy and direct connection to your customer service representatives. Lets face it, when it comes to the background industry the information returned is a commodity, but the firm that you deal with can greatly reduce turn around time and errors.
It has happend many times where the information passed to us (Allied Information Resource, Inc.) may be suspect, but we have processes in place to verify and check the information given to us is usuable. If the information is not usable, then prompt communication will save time and provide a good background check/verification.
Lets say that the information passed is perfect. Now timing is determined on when the information passed. Entering information into an online system is a good way to go. Faxing represents possible Client/Firm issues that can unfairly strain relationships for both parties. Online is better because it lowers entry issues and both Client/Firm know when an order was placed. Most importantly, it is the time of day that the order was placed. Like everyone else, court researchers get up first thing in the morning, grab their orders and head out to the courts. They sometimes go two and three times a day depending on work load. Because the courts are a government office, they tend to close earlier and also have furlough days (due to current economic conditions).
What does this mean? Simple, early bird gets the worm. Putting into place a routine where the background is placed as soon as possible, even before they leave the office.
I know quite a few people in the HR industry and your jobs are tough. You may have ten people applying, a client on the phone and some background agency asking for more information and then there is the email piling up, oh and don’t forget to sell something while your at it. The goal of an vendor should be to fit into your organization at your speed and the “at your speed” thing is critical. If a vendor does not understand you then how can they help you.
How can I help?