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Happy diverse team people laughing at work
March 2, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

With many businesses struggling to fill jobs and the skills gap widening every day, company leaders can no longer rely on local talent alone in their recruiting and hiring efforts. Instead, they need to reach beyond the traditional methods of hiring to discover new ways to find and engage workers — and often, that means embracing nontraditional…

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group of multiracial contingent workforce team meeting in a conference room
February 18, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

The gig economy in 2020 is sexier than ever. Contingent workers have shaken up the business world, and it’s a win-win for both temporary workers and companies. However, leaders often undervalue freelancers and independent contractors — assuming that contingent workers are just bargain-basement workers. Yes, 1099 workers are flexible and cost-effective, but they’re not necessarily a quick…

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Happy business woman sitting behind her desk at work meditating in front of her computer
February 4, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

The perks and benefits that are attracting job seekers today have changed over the past two decades. Today, younger workers gravitate toward positions at companies they feel value their holistic worth, not just the expertise, education, and enthusiasm they bring to the table. As a business leader, you can set your organization apart by advertising more than…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Today, companies are turning toward an agile business structure to ensure they’re meeting the needs of their customers and the entire business marketplace. As a result, they’re searching for talent to meet shifting demands. More and more, they're finding that talent in independent contractors. In fact, a survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union projects that over half of the…

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Attracting Labor Talent
October 28, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

There’s no single trick for getting employees to stick with you. But when you treat them right, they are more likely to stay. To make sure your business isn’t haunted by potential new hires who ghost you, don’t be afraid to think a bit differently.   See the full article on glassdoor.com to learn how…

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October 10, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Bunker, the leading instant business insurance and compliance platform for independent workers and enterprises, shined the spotlight on leaders in contingent workforce landscape. IES was honored to be interviewed by bunker and share our story which stretches over 45 years.   Check out the full IES feature on the Bunker Spotlight to learn: The inspiration…

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Tips Recruit Startup Talent
April 17, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

Hiring new talent for any company can be a time-consuming, tedious process. It starts with drafting an accurate job description and posting it to as many places as possible. Then you need to sift through hundreds of resumes, making sure you don’t waste your time on candidates who are completely wrong for the role. Interviewing…

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January 31, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

If you're operating under salary history bans, there are a few actionable steps you can take to acclimate to these new laws. By:  Jennifer Maynard , Human Resources Manager, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: HR Dive While the conversation surrounding equal pay for women is nothing new, many lawmakers are taking action to ensure…

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January 3, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President and CFO, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: Entrepreneur "Just be sure to treat those gig workers right because, with employment at a historic high, it's not uncommon for recruiters to poach workers from competitors." These days, we all know people who work in the gig economy. After the economic downturn of…

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work life balance contingent workers
December 4, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published by: HR Daily Advisor High-quality talent is hard to come by and even harder to keep. With low unemployment and a generation of reliable, experienced workers pondering retirement, competition for talented employees has become the stuff of sleepless nights for chief human research officers. With nearly half of…

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