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Millennials sitting around a laptop smiling and laughing
November 1, 2022 Read time: 1 minutes

"I quit" are two words that could describe the mood of the workforce for the last few years. These words have been literally (or figuratively) uttered by many employees across industries and are dreaded by employers. Most people have not realized that many millennials have or will tender their resignations over the next several years.…

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Man looking frustrated over a contract
October 27, 2022 Read time: 1 minutes

Today, the item at the top of many executives’ lists is rising labor costs. To help employees stay afloat among increasing costs of living and keep them engaged, leaders are adjusting compensation. However, that leads to more business costs. So, how can company leaders manage their costs and invest in their talent?   Read the…

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Diverse Individuals that are Generation Z standing next to each other
October 10, 2022 Read time: 1 minutes

The oldest members of Generation Z are now hitting their early 20s and beginning to make their mark in the world of work. Gen Z is a unique group with a perspective founded on technology and rapid global change. As such, employers cannot treat them like any other generation—even millennials. Gen Z’s characteristics in the…

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May 12, 2022 Read time: 1 minutes

  Contrary to popular belief, hiring contingent workers isn’t relegated to choosing people who can only perform routine or tactical functions. In fact, there has recently been a shift in using contingent workers to supplant high-level talent, such as C-suite level professionals. These fractional executives bring a wealth and breadth of knowledge that can benefit…

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Modern Office with Team at work
February 14, 2022 Read time: 2 minutes

As the Great Resignation continues, it’s incredibly important to get on top of retaining and engaging your workers this year. After all, it could mean the difference between a workforce that’s ready to tackle the day’s challenges and a widespread sense of burnout. Here are some tips you can integrate.   As we were going…

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November 1, 2021 Read time: 9 minutes

In the early days of pandemic lockdowns, there was a lot of talk about what work would look like post-pandemic. Although some businesses believed that everything would eventually go back to the way things were, many others thought employees could forget about going back to the office altogether. As the pandemic wore on, workers began…

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October 25, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

By now, we’ve all heard the saying, “There are only two types of companies: those who’ve been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they’ve been hacked.” It’s a scary thought, but I believe there are two other types of companies with an even more important distinction: those who make a mark, and those who think…

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Law Gavel
April 14, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

With the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, companies and contingent workers are looking to understand their new proposals for federal workplace laws. The Biden-Harris campaign advocated for strengthening regulations around the gig economy and employee classification laws. What this means for companies and workers as we move forward into 2021 is still…

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US Capitol and Federal Law Making Buildings
January 25, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

It’s only fitting that a roller-coaster presidential race would cap off an unquestionably tumultuous year, but now that President Joe Biden has been sworn in, employers should start anticipating the various ways in which the new administration could change federal workplace laws. There’s still plenty of uncertainty, but the Democratic majority in the Senate provides…

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4 contingent workforce trends in 2021 banner
January 18, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

An unprecedented year created unfamiliar challenges for companies and their HR departments in 2020. Many businesses shuttered, and others watched their workforces go completely remote overnight. Throughout it all, the stress of the pandemic weighed on workers in countless ways. These trends and the emerging future of remote work have created opportunities to find and…

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