The fast-growing extended workforce or “gig economy” that focuses on temporary work – or “gigs” – such as transportation applications Uber and house-sharing services Airbnb are accounting for a growing percentage of new jobs and creating new income sources for millions of people. Employers will need to strengthen background screening for the growing on-demand workforce although the process may require a different approach than what is used in the full-time economy to ensure safe workplaces.
The gig economy shows no sign of slowing. To keep up with the gig economy, firms that supply on-demand workers need to process a great many individuals very quickly. As a result, the ability of a background screening firm to leverage the latest technology becomes critical so that firms may quickly process peer to peer workers.
Employment Screening Solutions (ESR) provides state of the art technology and integrations that can assist an on-demand firm in meeting these needs. ESR has long provided on-demand firms with advanced integrations utilizing a RESTful JSON API to seamlessly build an engine to enable background checks that are both accurate and fast. To learn more, visit the ESR Background Check API page.