Negligent employment claims, theft, drug abuse in the workplace, reputational harm, and financial liability resulting from employee acts; the number one reason employers engage in background screening and drug testing is to mitigate organizational risk associated with hiring and employing staff. Independent contractors and vendors utilized by an organization to support additional labor needs can pose the same risks as W-2 employees. According to 2020 LinkedIn article, “There are approximately 60 million Independent workers in the United States, representing $1.5 trillion in U.S. GDP and growing. Projections estimate that 50% of our U.S. workforce will be independent workers by 2025- 2030.” Many workforce experts narrow the window to 2027. With a steady increase in contract labor expected for the foreseeable future, companies need compliant independent contractor and vendor screening programs to align their risk mitigation initiatives across all worker populations.
Adhering to state and federal guidelines governing consumer report processes like the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can pose unique challenges for organizations screening 1099 independent contractors and vendors, as Permissible Purpose and other statute requirements may necessitate specific actions based upon the independent contractor-contracting organization relationship. AccuSourceHR’s knowledgeable team of seasoned industry professionals understand the complexities of contractor screening programs and assist clients in establishing and maintaining compliant programs.
The Benefits of AccuSourceHR Independent Contractor and Vendor Screening Programs Include:
|Protect your workers, customers, and public
|Streamline contracting processes to reduce placement time
|Protect your organization’s reputation
|Improve independent contractor and vendor experiences
|Reduce potential financial liability and mitigate organizational risk
AccuSourceHR understands the demand for quality, compliant, affordable independent contractor and vendor screening options. Our mobile-friendly platform, SourceDirect, and text-enabled applicant portal, MySource ensure candidates can quickly engage in the screening process, including scheduling substance abuse testing and occupational health services based upon their geographic preference from any Wi-Fi-enable device - a must for busy professionals on the go who may provide contract labor for multiple organizations. Companies can further automate processes and streamline workflows through integration with their ATS or VMS software utilizing our modern, common service RESTful API.
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Regulated industries including healthcare, transportation, education and government often require strict adherence to state and federal as well as facility and customer-centric screening requirements for workers to promote public safety and security. Delays in required background screening, substance abuse testing, and occupational health testing create significant obstacles for organizations who are also experiencing challenges in recruiting qualified candidates. A fast and efficient screening program make the difference between meeting workforce needs or losing top talent in a tight labor market.
Have a question on a report or need additional support? Our US-based staff quickly responds to support requests from clients and candidates alike to ensure timely processing and an optimal overall experience. We average 95% of incoming calls answered live and host an in-app chatbot to ensure a rapid response to keep your program moving efficiently.
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