With 90% of American companies neglecting to run the necessary vendor, supplier, and contractor background checks, it is clear that executives and managers have lost sight of the importance of background screening for the individuals who often have as much, if not more, access to the sensitive areas in your workplace.
When you introduce vendors and contractors into your workforce, you become fully responsible for them and their actions—and not performing the contractor background screening process opens the door to risk and negligence that could put your company in financial jeopardy.
To minimize risk, companies should follow a process for vendor and contractor screening that will keep your employees, clients, and brand safe. Here are some essential steps in the screening process:
Contractor Background Check Procedure
For all contractor candidates, HR should, at least, be performing:
- Criminal Background Check
- Certificate & License Check
- Employment Verification
- Education Verification
- Reference Verification
- Drug Test
Industry Training & Assessments
Depending on your industry, there are organizational and industry regulations that must be followed to ensure safety and security in your workplace. Vendors and contractors should be trained and tested on these industry-specific areas. With services like eVerifile, companies are able to organize web-based training and assessments to satisfy any and all requirements.
Employee & Contractor Badging System
Keep the people who should belong in, and the others out. Employee and contractor badging allows your company to control who has access to the sensitive areas in your workplace. Vendors and contractors should only receive badging after you review their background check and no red flags result. A contractor badging system can be monitored online and prove to a simple, yet effective solution.
To learn more about integrating a formal and effective background screening process for contractors and vendors, contact eVerifile today.