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Why do I need background checks for gig workers?
The gig economy is regularly in the headlines, with many organisations under media scrutiny for their strategy and management of self-employed workforces.
Contractors often have similar access to company resources, data, and customers as permanent hires. Ensuring everyone who works with your company is trustworthy and has the necessary skills and education to carry out the task effectively provides peace of mind. Plus, it helps create a level of trust between your organisation and your customer, many of which will come into contact with your contractor workforce, whether that be someone delivering a parcel or coaching sports.
Employee fraud, theft, data security breaches or illegal working are just as common in gig economy workers as in the permanent workforce. So, it’s wise to carry out the same level of vetting as with permanent hires. It’s also best practice to ensure your organisation’s brand reputation is positive, in order for gig economy organisations to have a competitive advantage in a busy market.
The law regarding contractors is in a constant state of change and it can be unclear knowing what background screening is necessary for short term hires.
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