The Gig Economy is Impacting HR Practices – according to New Study by HR Research Institute and Sterling

The Gig Economy is Impacting HR Practices – according to New Study by HR Research Institute and Sterling

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Nearly two-thirds of HR professionals indicate the gig economy is impacting hiring and staffing practices. A majority (64%) are experiencing some sort of change because of gig economy trends. The research study reveals that companies are impacted in a variety of ways, including requiring careful screening to minimize risk when it comes to recruiting and managing temporary hires, which range from contingent employees to contract workers.

HR.com’s Research Institute conducted the research study, Hiring Trends in the Age of the Gig Economy, Identity Fraud, and Social Media, in partnership with Sterling, a leading provider of background and identity services. Insights from the study reveal that companies are changing the way they do work to meet the expectations of the increasing contingent workforce.

In addition to covering the gig economy, the study examines identity verification, drug screening, continuous monitoring, and social media checks—revealing data, insights, and best practices pertaining to each of these rapidly evolving areas.

“With the growing gig economy, identity fraud issues, and changing drug laws, the modern HR team really must be informed, resourceful, and forward-thinking. Among the tools available that maximize safety and minimize risk are continuous monitoring, social media checks, and biometrics scanning,” stated Debbie McGrath,

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