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As a member of today’s society, security is at the forefront. Not just of our personal safety, but our business safety as well. Are you doing all you can to prevent your place of business and employees from a variety of risks?

Scenario 1:

You are sitting at your desk answering emails and notice someone you are not familiar with walk by. They sit down at the empty desk across from you and start trying to login to the computer. You assume it’s probably someone with the IT company you outsource to and go about your day. It is normal for contractors to come in and out of your office.

Scenario 2:

There is construction going on at your child’s school, a common occurrence these days. Your child mentioned while he was at his locker a couple of guys came by to ask him to show them where they should go, he was late for class so he got his things and didn’t help. It was probably just lost contractors needing directions.

Scenario 3:

You are needing to hire a company to re-do the flooring in your store’s pharmacy area. The contractors will be unsupervised with access to a variety of drugs. You ask the company you hire if their applicants are background checked and drug tested. They respond yes. Okay, you let them loose, you really need that flooring fixed.

In all of these above scenarios you are giving complete strangers the benefit of the doubt they are who they say they are and are doing what they should be doing. You are assuming they are safe to be around and are not causing harm. However, is that school construction contractor a sex offender? Is the assumed IT contractor someone who could be hacking into your server, stealing company information? Are the contractors having an adequate background check completed and are going through a compliant 5 panel drug test?  How can you be sure? Security in our places of work and schools are top of mind with One Source and should be at your organization too.

The One Source Certified Contractors (OSCC) program allows contractors to check the backgrounds of their employees and determine their eligibility for site access. You and the contractor do not have to decipher full background checks to verify eligibility for site access — the interpreting has already been done by One Source The Background Check Company.

The One Source Certified Contractors program conducts a rigorous check that includes One Source’s core product, TotalCheck Plus and a 5 panel drug screen. From these checks, we determine whether candidates meet site-access eligibility requirements. Best of all, site participation in the program is free and there is no equipment necessary. Simply require all your contractors either provide current One Source Certified Contractors identification or require your non-participating contractors to participate.

For more information visit our OSCC site https://onesourcebackground.com/one-source-certified-contractors/ or contact One Source for a full tutorial.

About Author

Ashley Azar
Ashley Azar

With over 8 years in the background screening industry, Ashley works with high level One Source clients to meet their specific needs and expectations. Having worked in several different departments, Ashley has vast experience in all of the services that One Source offers. This experience helps ensure clients are meeting their hiring and retention needs. With each association, the challenge of onboarding and policy excites Ashley.

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