Screening Your Contingent Workforce

Although the vast majority of companies perform employment background checks on their employees, most do not include contingent staff. More and more employers are including contractors in screening in an effort to manage risk. Consistency is the key to any screening process and employers should apply the same process to temporary workers as they do to permanent employees. The biggest pitfall is assuming an agency through which an individual has been hired has conducted the proper background checks. But it is equally important to ensure the agency is not using a process that involves discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is active in enforcing perceived discriminatory hiring practices.


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