3 Bases Covered with Background Checks
From the employer’s standpoint that involves a lot of work, including the process of background checking all those workers. It is worth it, however. In early 2017, the company in charge of security for Minnesota Vikings’ US Bank Stadium and other major venues failed to conduct adequate background checks and hired people with felony convictions without getting the proper clearances.
Why background check?
3 Bases Covered
- Security people responsible for checking people coming into the ballpark. In this era
of hyper-awareness, people still bring weapons to the ballpark, either intentionally
- Ushers are responsible for guiding guests around the park and making sure they’re finding the correct seats and not blocking the view of other guests. In the section we sit in, that can be a full-time job. The visitors’ bullpen is right in front of us and the visiting team’s fans want to get a closer view. The ushers in our section are constantly having to move fans. Some do it well and keep the goodwill of the visiting fans, others not so well and they leave fans with a sour experience.
- The vendors that walk the stands hawking beer, ice cream, and more deal with a great deal of cash. Employers certainly don’t want them skimming money. I’m pretty sure there’s a method to prevent that, but it helps to have avoided hiring people that have a history of theft.
What about volunteers?
If you hire volunteers, whether for sporting events, schools, or other, check with your background checking provider and see what’s available, in order to easily check the backgrounds of volunteers.
This blog is written by Mike Haberman of Omega HR Solutions in agreement with Verified First. For more information on background checks and compliance, reach out to Verified First.