Gig Economy Background Checks

Fast, Thorough, and Compliant Background Checks for the Gig Economy

Welcome to the gig economy, where many people work multiple "gigs" and job-hop at a breakneck pace. Whether you're the one hiring for gig economy jobs or you're a traditional business with employees who tend to work multiple gigs, you need an approach to background checks that works in both cases.


Why the gig economy is driving the need for fast pre-hire background checks and compliant ongoing monitoring

Consider the following scenarios:

  • What if your employee who sometimes drives on behalf of your company gets into an accident while driving for a ride-share company on the weekends?
  • Or what if your part-time employee gets caught for credit card theft during their evening gig waiting tables?
  • What if your contractor can legally smoke recreational marijuana in the state where they live, but not in the state where your business resides—and where they come to work for you twice a month?
  • And how the heck do you handle verifications and references when one candidate currently holds three jobs in addition to five other positions from the last three years?

As you can see, the rise of the gig economy has made employee screening more complex—and more important than ever. Equally important is working with a trusted background check partner who takes the time to understand your company's specific needs. You won't get this level of service everywhere. But you will when you choose Good Egg.

Below are just some of the retail background checks that we can customize for you:

I run a seasonal business and rehire most of the same people each year. Do I need to re-screen everyone?

YES. Think about it realistically. These people worked for you the previous season, which might be as far back as a year ago. What have they been doing since then? A lot can happen in six to 12 months—car accidents, drug use, poor behavior on Twitter. Sure, most of your former employees will probably sail through the re-screen no problem. But if a bad egg slips through, that person could cost your business big bucks. Read more.


The Good Egg Way: A Better Approach to Background Checks for the Gig Economy

We strive to be the best-reviewed background check company on the planet. Why? Well, anyone can wax poetic about how great they are. But when other people are genuinely singing a company's praises, you know that company is the real deal.

Plus, we bring even more to the table:


Candidate Text Messaging: We make it so easy for your applicants to get their retail background checks completed because we can trigger everything from their smartphones. This means you can fill open positions faster—and with more confidence.

ATS Integration: Efficient recruitment, streamlined applicant tracking, and easy monitoring—that's what retailers desire and what we deliver with our ATS integrations.

Six-Star Customer Service: Yeah, we already mentioned it. But we're so proud of it, we're mentioning it again.

Start feeling better about your background checks.
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