There are many reasons to engage a third party vendor and finding a trustworthy one requires research. Your organization likely already works with a variety of vendors to manage work processes and complete special projects – but, do you know the character of the individuals interacting with your customers and representing your brand?
Conducting vendor background checks is not an extra precaution you take to protect the workplace, it’s a necessity. In fact, without thorough and reliable vendor screening services, companies can risk the safety of their clients, team members, and brand reputation alike.
In many ways, the vendors you work with are an extension of your organization, especially if they place professionals on site at your place of work. For example, in an environment such as a hospital or school, temporary workers, and even volunteers, have access to vulnerable populations and private information. How well you know those vendors—and their employees—can have huge consequences for your organization.