Gig Economy

Flexible solutions for talent on the move. Our industry-leading screening solutions are fast, easy to use and flexible.

Gig Economy

Background Checks For Freelancers Matter

The gig economy has grown significantly, with 36% of Americans taking advantage of it for either a primary or secondary source of income — and the percentage is expected to rise. These workers range from ride-share drivers and grocery shoppers to freelance writers and IT programmers.

But if you employ freelancers, don’t make the mistake of assuming you don’t need to screen their backgrounds. These workers not only represent your organization’s ideals and brand, but in many cases they visit customers’ homes. A lax approach to background screening can damage your organization’s reputation, expose it to theft, put your customers at risk and jeopardize the safety of other employees.

When you partner with PeopleG2, we help you manage all those risks while also meeting budget demands. Our industry-leading screening solutions are fast, easy to use (for both you and the candidates) and flexible. They deliver a positive candidate experience while ensuring you comply with relevant laws and regulations.

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Faster Solutions For Rapid Hiring

Hiring happens fast in the gig economy, and these workers are well aware of their options. To keep pace, PeopleG2 has the industry’s most connected, intuitive, and flexible background check software solution. It automates screening processes and creates simple workflows, and can scale quickly to help you meet the demands of hiring spikes. In addition, it provides options for simplifying accounting tasks. Our systems can integrate seamlessly with your existing ATS or HRIS platforms, whether off-the-shelf or proprietary.

For example, we recently introduced SwiftID Remote Employee Verification to eliminate the challenges of gathering the forms and paperwork necessary for background checks. This new mobile-first software also helps minimize the risk of fraud and identity theft, streamlining the process for your convenience and keeping your company safe.

As your background check partner, PeopleG2 can help you:


Fast. Easy. Integrated!

We have relationships with many of the largest ATS and HRIS providers, and their products are set up for easy integration with the PeopleG2 background check platform. Don’t see your system on the list? Contact us to discuss custom integrations.


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Consistency. Alignment. Accuracy.

PeopleG2 stands out in our industry. Some providers, for example, provide only two years of history in background checks, when seven years is the industry standard. At PeopleG2 we know that different companies and even different positions can have different requirements. We customize our solutions, but in searching we employ a consistent approach aligned with industry best practices to deliver reports that are accurate, useful and legal.

Our technology delivers advanced verification and compliance filters to ensure you get information you can rely on. The human element is just as important — maybe more important — so we employ highly qualified researchers to probe deeper, address discrepancies and verify results. They look beyond the data to ensure you have thorough and relevant results.

Ready for a better hire?

Schedule a call with one of our industry experts, who will answer questions about our process, service offerings, pricing and more. Learn why we provide this valuable service, and how we can make a difference in your organization.

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Efficient Systems Attract Quality

Gig workers often engage with more than one employer at the same time, even in the same industry. They are uniquely positioned to compare your processes with those of other employers. Delays, awkward processes, complicated forms and user-unfriendly websites can send qualified candidates right into the arms of your competition. Our solutions make things easy for them — and you — by improving compliance, simplifying screening, and accelerating the hiring process.

Automated Updates

Helps keeping candidates updated and engaged.

Direct Access

Provides reports and options to fix inaccuracies.

Privacy Controls

To let candidates know you care about their safety.

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Compliance Uncomplicated

While your company will bear ultimate responsibility for compliance, we’re here to advise you. All background checks must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, as well as local, state and federal fair hiring (ban the box) laws. We also have expertise in international screening.


Some key considerations:

  • Become familiar with relevant laws regarding background checks, as well as with industry-specific regulations.
  • Develop a company policy to ensure fair and consistent employment screening.
  • Notify candidates of background checks and give them the opportunity to present their specific case before running a check.


If a background check compels you to deny employment, follow the steps outlined by the FCRA. Some local laws also outline specific steps for adverse action.