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XtdForce® – Contractor Background Checks

Safeguard Against Extended Workforce Risks While Maintaining Regulatory Compliance

With an ever-growing increase in freelance, temporary, and gig workers, over 40% according to the latest reports. Businesses that rise to the occasion to create flexible opportunities within their organizations are poised to win the talent wars and create a stronger, more competitive business. Contractor background checks can be conducted just as they would for full-time employees. In fact, this is a crucial step in the hiring process.

Advantages of Contractor Background Checks

Brand Protection

As with any employee, conducting background checks for freelancers or other contingent workers can help protect your company’s reputation. While they may not be traditional employees, independent contractors are an extension of your workforce who represent your brand all the same. Contractor background checks are an important step in mitigating behavior that can negatively impact your brand.

Workplace Safety

While background checks can help protect your brand, they’re also vital for creating a culture of safety for your entire workforce. Contractor background checks are no exception—screening your extended workforce will help reduce the risk of potentially harmful or costly issues, such as fraud, negligence, or theft.


With the influx of independent contractors in the workforce, it’s important to build a consistent process for all new hires. Background screening for your extended workforce supports your quality standards so you can onboard faster while ensuring you have the best talent representing your brand.

Get Started with XtdForce

XtdForce is optimized for the modern workforce by making contractor background checks quick and simple—while providing comprehensive information to guide your hiring decisions.

Deploy Quickly

Your time is important. Get up and running with little effort. Efficient, mobile workflows make XtdForce™ a preferred choice among leading brands for background checks and continual monitoring of their alternate workforces. Ask us how you can get started too!

Save Money

XtdForce manages the work for you. This best-in-class technology delivers real results without the time-consuming and costly demands of incomplete tools or manual searches.

Elevate Your Standards

For businesses who always want the best people representing their brands, XtdForce is a background check service that delivers industry-leading, alternative workforce screening and compliance automation.

How XtdForce Works

XtdForce’s fine-tuned process streamlines the procedure into three easy steps:

1) Get a Branded Portal

Let us do the heavy lifting! We create a unique user portal following your specifications.

2) Raise Your Standards

Delivering the best customer experience possible requires consistency. Direct your workforce, contractors, and even your vendors to use the dedicated portal for all background checks.

3) Receive Verified Alerts

Receive alerts only when there is reportable activity data.


Fraudsters who had HR-related red flags prior to or during the time of their misconduct.1


Losses related to workplace violence, fraud, and theft are a multi-billion dollar drain on millions of businesses. 2

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Conducting a complete background screen can take 48 hours or less.3

Cost Avoidance with Contractor Background Checks

With organizations focusing on their post-pandemic visions, limiting risk and exposure to unnecessary costs is at the top of their lists. When it comes to screening contingent and gig workers, it’s important to know the potential costs of not conducting these important checks.

XtdForce Frequently Asked Questions

XtdForce is an industry-leading solution for screening extended workforces for three reasons:

  1. It’s mobile-enabled for streamlined worker onboarding—even for those in the field.
  2. Background screening results are ready in as little as a day to get projects started quickly.
  3. Digital badges ensure up-to-date worker “readiness” screening results on demand.

First Advantage creates, brands and configures a web portal customized for sponsor companies. Vendors (the sponsor’s contracted companies) use the portal to request background and other checks for their workers (contractors or contingent workers). Workers access the portal and provide their information via any device. Modern technology helps streamline vendor and worker onboarding.

XtdForce allows businesses to proactively mitigate the potential for reputational or financial damages associated with extended workforce risks. Companies can make informed decisions about who represents their brands based on established screening practices, while XtdForce delivers quick turnaround times with minimal management intervention.

Get started in just a few minutes by registering online—no lengthy set up necessary. Fill out the form above to get started.

The number of companies and contract workers who use XtdForce is growing every day. Contact us to get the latest on enrolled organizations.

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