Posts Tagged: independent contractor background checks

Employment Screening FAQ Series: Can We Run Background Checks on Independent Contractors?

Independent-Contractors

The modern U.S. workforce consists of 15.5 million independent contractors, or contingent workers, who depend on this type of work as their primary source of income. If you add in part-time or occasional workers, that figure doubles to nearly 30 million people. There’s no doubt if you’re in HR, you’re having to think about managing… Read more »

Hiring in the ‘Gig’ Economy: Background Screening Implications

A McKinsey Global Institute report, Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy, finds that up to 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some form of independent work. It’s likely your own company engages with independent workers in some capacity or another. The question… Read more »

The Rising Independent Workforce and Its Impact on Your Employment Screening Program

If you’re involved in staffing for your organization, the key statistics highlighted in a recently-released infographic from the workforce collaboration company Mavenlink, shouldn’t surprise you much. From 1995 through 2012, the total workforce of contingent workers grew by an estimated 4.3 million workers and a recent Economist Intelligence Unit report found 61% of senior executives… Read more »