HIRING COMPANIES are business entities that hire, contract, and/or otherwise outsource some part(s) of their business operation(s) to Contractors and Suppliers.
Contracting out certain specialized or seasonal projects has been in practice for years. In today’s difficult economy, it has also become an effective payroll reduction tool. However, such extensive contracting out has increased safety risks and losses for both Hiring Companies and Contractors/Suppliers. As a result, various health and safety programs have been developed to reduce safety risks through screening, training, and supervising hired Contractors/Suppliers. Concurrently, safety losses can be mitigated by transferring insurance liabilities to the appropriate insurance providers.
The effectiveness of these programs depends on the consistency of their implementation and—more importantly—on compliance enforcement and verification. These processes have proven to be extremely complex and time-consuming, and when they aren’t managed correctly they may reduce the effectiveness of health and safety programs significantly. There are two main reasons for this:
High rate of change of Contractors and Suppliers and their employees in need of enforcement
High rate of change in health and safety program parameters in need of verification
At Zefik, we solve these issues by integrating human interaction with a streamlined and computerized process for obtaining, analyzing, and maintaining relevant safety data.
Only Zefik can ensure a Hiring Company’s confidence that the Contractors/Suppliers they’re hiring have been fully vetted and meet all specific safety standards.
Partnering with Zefik reduces the Hiring Company’s burdens and costs associated with managing in-house solutions, or the inconvenience of working through the complex and often incomplete systems of our competitors.
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Features and services available to our Hiring Companies Members include, but are not limited to:
Finding an expanded group of preapproved Contractors and Suppliers
Validating Contractors and Suppliers beyond safety performance
Verifying Contractor/Supplier compliance with Hiring Company-specific safety standards
Validating labor unions’ membership compliance
Regaining control over access points to Hiring Company properties
Custom building and hosting a site-specific, online compliance course and all other required training
Publishing eRFQs and receiving quotes from Zefik Network Contractor/Supplier members
Easily collecting and reporting required government and regulatory safety performance data
Reducing overall costs of the contracting-out process
Conducting on-site field safety audits on observations digitally
Easily managing and reporting organic staff individual compliance and their time and attendance
All Zefik’s services are synchronized in real time, allowing data cross-referencing throughout the entire platform, and are accessible 24/7 on all major mobile devices and browsers.
To see the full list of Zefik Network Services and a detailed description of each, please click on Services.