The Threat of Contingent Labor on Workplace Safety

The Threat of Contingent Labor on Workplace Safety

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), roughly 10 percent of the U.S. workforce can be classified as contingent (indirect) labor today.

This population of the workforce (also referred to as the Extended Workforce) often has unrestricted access to your workplace–to facilities, systems, even sensitive and valuable materials–yet they are not subject to the same rigorous screening standards of full-time employees.

This informative research brief describes:

  • The risks presented by this portion of the labor pool
  • The results of researched performed in comparing the backgrounds of thousands of contingent workers to permanent workers of the same employers
  • And what's required to mitigate risks associated with the extended workforce.

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