Weather Wreaking Havoc on Your Background Checks?

Nick Fishman

Oh the weather outside is frightful . . .

I know we are past the holiday season, but this song has never been more appropriate than now for the winter from hell.  And it’s only February 1st, yikes!

Personally, I’ve already been delayed 4 hours each way on a trip to Kansas City and just had to cancel a trip to Houston due to a blizzard that will be barreling down on the Chicagoland area by tonight.

So, why are we talking about the weather?  Besides the fact that I love to play Al Roker (and complain about my travel woes), the winter storms we’ve seen since December are wreaking havoc on background checks.  Why?  Because every day the weather is causing courts throughout the country to close.  Just last week alone, we had court closures in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.  Check out the Court Delays section of EmployeeScreen University.  But it’s not just the courts.  Businesses also close when the weather turns treacherous.

So if you’re playing at home now, we’ve got courts and businesses closed.  Score 2 for the weather and none for employers that are waiting for criminal records and employment verifications and references to come back.

They’re dubbing this latest storm as the “worst winter storm in history”.  We’re expecting 18″-24″ of snow here in Chicago over the next 24 hours.  Wonder how long our courts will be shut down for.

Stay tuned.

Nick Fishman
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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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