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Blurred room full of people working
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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casual youthful coworkers engaging in a meeting
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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2019 calendar, taxes with calculator and notes
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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United States Capitol Building
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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IES New Portal
May 14, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) is constantly working to improve services for our clients. That's why we're making technology improvements our top priority with a new online services platform. Getting the user-friendly portal out to clients was a process of trial and error, and it took some fine-tuning and adjustment to get right. It was well worth the effort, though,…

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Businesses Internal Communication
May 6, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Poor internal communication can have some seriously negative impacts on a company — poor morale, high employee turnover and lower employee productivity, to name a few. Worse yet, these can lead to a lasting effect on a company’s bottom line. Statistics show that plenty of businesses could stand to improve in this area. According to…

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Bill Rate for Temporary Staffing and Payrolling Services
May 2, 2019 Read time: 5 minutes

If you’ve used temporary staffing or payrolling services before, you may have a general understanding of all the costs that are included in a bill rate.  However if you’re just now considering these services you might be a bit surprised when the staffing firm quotes the rate to you.  The purpose of this article is…

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job promotion
September 17, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: Success Magazine  After a year working as a human resources manager, I thought I was ready for a director-level promotion. Or, more accurately, I was worried that continuing to perform tactical HR responsibilities that could be easily outsourced wasn’t a sound long-term career plan. So my…

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International Freelancers
September 12, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, former VP of Finance & Innovation at IES and current CEO & Founder of Fulcrum Published By: Hr.com  Once upon a time, in a market far, far away, employers only had two options for recruiting talent: word of mouth and the local newspaper. Today, however, the hiring process isn’t limited by any…

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Remote Work
August 22, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO  Published By: CEOWORLD Magazine  IBM, one of the first big corporations to roll out a robust telecommuting policy, reversed its position on remote workers last year, telling its employees to either move to a city with an IBM office or find a new job. This move sparked a reassessment of remote…

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