By Kristen Wakulchuk

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The gig economy has exploded over the last few years. This means that more and more people are working at companies as contractors. While they may not be full-time employees that collect benefits and work in your office from 8 to 5, contractors can be invaluable for your organization. 

You can reach out to them whenever you wish any time you’d like them to work on a project or complete a task that requires their expertise. Contractors can help you save a great deal of money on full-time employees that often require extensive training, health insurance and retirement accounts. 

 

Why Contract Employees Should Be Screened 

So, if you hire contract employees, should you screen them? Absolutely! Although you may only work with them from time to time and you are considered one of their “clients” rather than their “employer,” it’s essential to conduct a background check on them. After all, they’ll be representing your company in some shape or form, so you want to be confident you’ve hired the right contractors. 

Imagine you hire a contract delivery driver to help your company with orders during your busy season. If you don’t perform a background check on them, there’s no way for you to find out they have a record of serious traffic violations such as DUIs, previous theft convictions or violence. Hiring them without knowing their history can put your companycustomers and current employees at risk. 

Here’s another example: Let’s say you hire a contract salesperson who will be interacting with your customers at their homes. A background check may reveal they have a history of sexual abuse and help you avoid a potentially harmful situation, physically and financially 

 

How Chane Solutions Can Help  

Chane Solutions works with many employers who hire contract workers to help them meet their goals. If you’d like to ensure your contractors are who they say they are and reduce the risk of hiring the wrong people, we can help.  

 

Contact Chane Solutions  

For more information on screening contract employees, contact Chane Solutions, a quality employment screening and drug testing provider today.   

 

 

Sources: 

https://www.naco.org/featured-resources/future-work-rise-gig-economy  

 

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