Vendor and Extended Workforce Screening
Your current background screening program ensures that an appropriate level of due diligence has been completed on new employees as they join your organization. Can the same be said for the employees of vendors and contractors, who may have similar access to your premises, systems, employees and customers? This group, often classified as an extended workforce, can pose the same risk and liability as employees, and the perceived difference may be indistinguishable to the public.
Universal Background Screening has developed our Vendor and Extended Workforce program to empower you to expand your existing background screening program to your vendors, staffing firms, consultants, independent contractors and other third parties.
At no cost to your organization, a vendor background screening program can help you:
- Reduce workplace risks
- Standardize your screening program
- Ensure compliance
Standardize Your Screening Program
Requiring third party organizations to background check their employees (those who will become an extended part of your workforce) based on the same screening standards that you have established for your own employees helps you to maintain a consistent background screening program throughout your organization.
Universal can help you comply with specific industry regulations that may require your organization to background check employees of vendors who will work alongside your employees on company premises, interact face-to-face with your customers, or have access to sensitive company information and methods.
Screening Services to Include
Any or all of Universal's screening services may be made part of your vendor screening program. We recommend establishing a vendor screening program with requirements that are not less than the standards you've set for your direct hires. For example, if you conduct employee drug tests in addition to background checks, we recommend that you require the same of your vendors. And, remember they will pay for all vendor background screening costs. We can extend your organization’s contracted rates to your vendors with your authorization.
How to Get Started
When you're ready to implement a vendor screening program, Universal Background Screening can help you through each step. We can assist you in introducing the program to your vendors, consultants, staffing firms, and others, and enable them to use our simple online agreement that makes account setup quick and easy. Further, we will provide you with status updates as their accounts are established, so you can rest assured that your program has been adopted and their employees are screened per your guidelines.
Contact Us to learn more.