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Background Screening
that needs the temporary help, including engineering,
IT, operations, and accounting. Because of this, these
employees may not experience the standard onboarding
experience supported by HR, explains Rachel Trindade,
vice president of marketing for HireRight.
" As a result, contingent workers often slip undetected
into an organization by well-intentioned hiring
managers that are trying to be operationally nimble and
quickly facilitate their staffi ng needs, " she says. " Instead
(they) are saddling the company with the heavy burden
of risks associated with contingent workers that might
maintain employee-like access despite having eluded the
background check process. "
Staffi ng and third-party placement fi rms can also infl ict
challenges. Raprager says don't assume that background
screening always occurs when using outside sources to
place employees. " While some staffi ng or placement
fi rms may conduct screening, the contingent worker
may be screened to a lesser degree than that required
by the company, or in some cases may not be screened
at all, " he warns.
Weighing The Risks
While screening contingent workers is still considered
uncommon and has its challenges, the risks of not
screening contingent workers are similar, if not worse.
Organization face several issues around liability since
these non-employees often still have access to sensitive
company data.
" There are all kinds of liability risks that you open your
business up to when you don't screen every employee, "
says Mark Owens, owner and CEO of HR ProFile.
There is the concern of workplace violence. " The
question you want to ask yourself is: Are you OK hiring
people who have a history of theft, violent assault,
sexual deviancies, drug and alcohol abuse, or any
number of criminal behaviors? " says Owens. " If you
decide not to run background checks on all employees,
then you are opening your organization up to increased
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Crimes in the workplace-such
as data and property theft-
can't all be prevented, but
organizations can increase their
odds when they screen all types
of employees.
risk by hiring people with this type of behavior in their
background. "
Crimes in the workplace-such as data and property
theft-can't all be prevented, but organizations can
increase their odds when they screen all types of
employees. Project workers often don't have a direct
manager and frequently go unsupervised, so they
need to be more than just trusted. " Companies spend
a great deal of time and resources to create a safe,
stable and productive culture, not screening your
contingent workers can destroy it, " he says.
And it can also come down to underperformance.
Organizations frequently look to highly skilled temp
workers to fi lls gaps: Verifying the accuracy of the
candidate's experience and education is critical. " This
information is the most often falsifi ed and results in
the greatest reward to the applicant. If an applicant
lies on their resume about their experience and does
not perform to expectations when hired, this creates
a substantially negative effect on the employer far
greater than the lost wages, " points out Raprager.

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