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March 3, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

Recruiting the right candidates for open job roles is one of the most crucial functions of HR. Sourcing possible candidates, screening, interviewing, and training is a time-consuming and costly business process but it is a necessary one. How do you cut down on recruitment costs while still retaining productive processes that produce excellent results? There…

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December 1, 2020 Read time: 2 minutes

When California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) went into effect at the beginning of 2020, its intent was clear: draw a clear distinction between what it means to be an independent contractor and what it means to be a traditional employee. Quite a few companies have struggled with AB5 compliance, leading to unforeseen legal troubles and…

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November 17, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

In August, Vox Media paid out $4 million to settle three different lawsuits from employees who claimed they were misclassified according to the law. In the wake of regulations like California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), guidelines were in place to differentiate between full-time employees and independent contractors. Vox failed to classify these workers properly, and that misstep ended…

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August 6, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

COVID-19 has forced many companies to dive into remote work without any strategy in place. As companies look to an increasingly remote future, they must make changes to prepare their teams. The effects of remote work aren't just operational; they also affect company culture. Not only are teams struggling with an uncertain financial future, but…

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August 3, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

Local economies around the globe have been trying to figure out ways to continue business operations while still adhering to social distancing guidelines. While the solutions that businesses have concocted suggest the workforce we once knew is gone, creativity and resourcefulness are not in short supply. With COVID-19 disrupting our sense of normalcy every day,…

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July 31, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

Thanks to COVID-19, the future of work has suddenly and unceremoniously become the present. Organizations that once prided themselves on their office space have gone entirely remote, and the contingent worker is now an integral part of the way work gets done. According to a recent Gartner survey, 32% of organizations have hired contingent workers to replace…

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July 6, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

In a contingent workforce program, front-end metrics like fill rate and bill rate provide a surface-level view of the partnership built by the program manager and vendor, but they don’t necessarily illustrate the long-term effectiveness of the union. Back-end metrics shed light on the big picture, giving insight into how effective your program truly is.…

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June 5, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

Measuring the performance of your contingent workforce program is crucial to its success. Traditional hiring metrics such as fill rates and other front-end measurements are helpful, but they provide very little insight into the program outcomes or the relationship between vendors and the program managers or HR executives in charge. To assess the actual effectiveness of…

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April 1, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

COVID-19: Tax and Other Helpful Resources The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has created a special section on their website specifically focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and anyone else affected by the Coronavirus. In addition, the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) has compiled a guidance with the latest developments on state tax…

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March 31, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

At IES, we believe that taking great care of our clients starts with taking great care of our staff - but we are also proud to support our community. In an unprecedent time in our history, we are faced with something none of us have ever experienced. The COVID-19 Pandemic has found many in challenging…

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