Subcontracting is the practice of assigning, or outsourcing, part of the obligations and tasks under a contract to another party known as a subcontractor.

Subcontracting is especially prevalent in areas where complex projects are the norm, such as construction and information technology. Subcontractors are hired by the project's general contractor, who continues to have overall responsibility for project completion and execution within its stipulated parameters and deadlines.

Source. Investopedia 2022

Responsible businesses can ensure that their subcontracted workers are paid a livable wage, receive equitable benefits, have the right to a voice at work without fear of discrimination or retaliation, do not suffer mass layoffs when contracts change hands, and are protected from misclassification and other forms of wage theft.

Source Working Partnerships USA.

Collective Research

The scope for this project (topic and sector) was suggested by WikiRate's community.

Data Discovery is a monthly session where the WikiRate community gathers new ideas for four research sprints. 

The result is a new data insight released weekly to show how companies are impacting people and the planet.

Everyone is welcome to bring ideas of topics and companies to research. Together we’ll:

  • Gain perspective on the community's research interests
  • Be inspired by last month's results in a series of infographics
  • Pick ideas for companies and topics to research in the next month

This crowd-research project will remain active on the WikiRate platform. Do you want to help us with this or another project? You can sign up as a volunteer researcher or join our next meeting. Do not hesitate to contact us!

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To download more answers than that, you will need to alter the filters. Learn more on exporting the data here.


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