CLEVELAND / SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 — Once small in number, contract employees have gained a significant presence among companies nationwide—and HR executives who take a hands-off managing approach are setting their company up for big risks.
That’s the finding of a new white paper from employment screening provider EmployeeScreenIQ, titled “Screening Your Contingent Workforce: What HR Professionals Should Know.” Authored by Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer, the complimentary paper is now available from the global employment screening firm.
A few years ago, the idea of screening contractors was considered a novel concept. Today the tide is turning: over two-thirds of companies report that they perform background checks on temporary workers, according to a spring 2010 survey by EmployeeScreenIQ. However, employers need to apply the same screening processes to temporary workers as they do for permanent employees.
The eye-opening paper examines the dangers of hiring contract workers without performing the appropriate background checks. Specific topics include the following:
– Proper background screening methods for contingent staff
– How to avoid discrimination by staffing agencies
– HR’s need to reclaim ownership from procurement
– A handy checklist of “do’s and don’ts” for screening contract workers
“Employment is not just a simple purchasing decision. HR departments no longer have the luxury to assume that a temporary staffing agency conducted an effective background check,” said Fishman. “When this segment of the workforce was small, it didn’t matter much. But over the years the contingent workforce has become so important that a hands-off attitude does not make sense.”
To download a complimentary copy of “Screening Your Contingent Workforce: What HR Professionals Should Know,” visit http://www.employeescreen.com/contingent_workforce.asp.
Founded in 1999, EmployeeScreenIQ is a Cleveland, Ohio-based employment screening company offering a variety of employment screening services to mid- and large-cap organizations throughout the world, including those in North and South America, Europe and East Asia. For more information, visit www.EmployeeScreen.com.
Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ
Fisher Vista for EmployeeScreenIQ
This press release was distributed through PR Web by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.