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VendorSAFE contractor and contingent workforce screening

VendorSAFE contractor and contingent workforce screening

A fast, effective, easy way for the sponsor organization (you) to implement a responsible, FCRA-compliant, screening program for your vendor's and contractor's employees to protect your organization.

Why Background Screening for Locksmiths and Other Contractors Is Essential Blog Post

Why Background Screening for Locksmiths and Other Contractors Is Essential

Are you hiring a locksmith or other contractor for renovating your house, updating the electrical wiring at your business, or putting up drywall? If s...

How Do People Do Background Checks for Freelancers? Blog Post

How Do People Do Background Checks for Freelancers?

With the growth of the gig economy, freelancing is becoming more common every year. In 2018, a study conducted by Freelancers Union and Upwork indicat...

The Value of Background Checks When Hiring Contractors Blog Post

The Value of Background Checks When Hiring Contractors

COVID-19 brought with it an unprecedented need for medical products and personal protection equipment. Some questionable spending decisions at the fed...

The Pitfalls of Hiring Contractors: Why Screening is Important Blog Post

The Pitfalls of Hiring Contractors: Why Screening is Important

More companies than ever rely on contractors to perform huge volumes of work—and that pattern is not limited to industry disruptors such as Uber. Acco...

Contractor Screening and Schools Blog Post

Contractor Screening and Schools

The discourse around workplace background checks is often focused on employee background screenings. Vetting full-time employees and part-time employe...

North Carolina Attorney General Issues Warning about the Dangers of Hiring a Handyman Blog Post

North Carolina Attorney General Issues Warning about the Dangers of Hiring a Handyman

In response to a recent case where a North Carolina homeowner was burglarized by someone he hired to cut down trees in his backyard, the state’s Attor...

The Necessity of Background Screenings for Contractors Blog Post

The Necessity of Background Screenings for Contractors

Contractors are playing a larger role in both the private and public sectors. The government relies on a huge number of contractors in practically eve...

D.C. Family Services Contractor Suffers Personal Data Breach Blog Post

D.C. Family Services Contractor Suffers Personal Data Breach

Inner City Family Services, an agency that contracts for the Washington, D.C. Department of Behavioral Health, made headlines recently when a worker e...

IRS Failed to Run Background Checks on Contractors Blog Post

IRS Failed to Run Background Checks on Contractors

Not even the government is immune to background check snafus. According to a recent report from the Associated Press, a federal investigator found som...

Food Trucks Still Face an Uncertain Business & Regulatory Environment Blog Post

Food Trucks Still Face an Uncertain Business & Regulatory Environment

Food trucks are far from a novelty—mobile food vendors operate everywhere from Alaska to Idaho. However, just a decade ago, they were primarily limite...

Do Consulting Companies Do Background Checks? Blog Post

Do Consulting Companies Do Background Checks?

What should you expect from the background checks at consulting companies? The answer will vary depending on the business. “Consulting firm,” “consult...

The State of Vendor & Contractor Screening Blog Post

The State of Vendor & Contractor Screening

For years, employment-related background checks have been constricted by the phrase “employment-related.” Businesses are vigilant about vetting the pe...

NLRB Wades into Employee-Contractor Debate with Postmates Memo Blog Post

NLRB Wades into Employee-Contractor Debate with Postmates Memo

In an age of "industry disruptors" turning established business models on their heads, companies such as Uber and Lyft rely on a unique workforce of i...

HomeAdvisor.com Background Checks Not As Comprehensive As Customers Are Led to Believe Blog Post

HomeAdvisor.com Background Checks Not As Comprehensive As Customers Are Led to Believe

Thinking about renovating your home and hiring a contractor to handle the work? You should use caution when hiring contractors through HomeAdvisor.com...

Federal Government Cuts Ties Background Check Contractor Blog Post

Federal Government Cuts Ties Background Check Contractor

Schools, hospitals, and businesses throughout the country may use the FBI nationwide criminal database to run background checks, but the federal gover...

Requiring Home Inspectors to Pass a Background Check Will Provide Added Safety Blog Post

Requiring Home Inspectors to Pass a Background Check Will Provide Added Safety

Assemblyman Troy Singleton and Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. recently sponsored legislation requiring any person licensed, or attempting to receive licensin...

PA Senate passes E-Verify plan for contractors Blog Post

PA Senate passes E-Verify plan for contractors

The Pennsylvania Senate approved legislation today that would require contractors and subcontractors to verify legal employment status for all employe...

Contractor Background Check Blog Post

Contractor Background Check

Employers that structure their hiring and background check policies around employment arrangements may wonder: are there different rules and regulatio...

VendorSAFE faqs Blog Post

VendorSAFE faqs

VendorSAFE is a fast, effective, easy way for the sponsor organization (you) to implement a responsible, FCRA-compliant, screening program for your ve...