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Young man working from home
February 1, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

Today’s business challenges are unlike any others we’ve seen due to the coronavirus pandemic. In spring 2020, companies had to enable a remote workforce virtually overnight. Although many businesses have begun to see the advantages of remote working, 71% are still struggling with the transition. It’s not hard to see why. Though remote work brings…

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January 6, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

There’s a global workforce of qualified talent out there — and minimal obstacles to engaging them. Instead of limiting recruiting to people who live in the U.S., employers are now searching for candidates all over the world. Why? Some want to expand into new markets. Others require talent they can’t find stateside. Many seek lower labor…

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Diverse people discussing business
January 4, 2021 Read time: 6 minutes

If you’ve traditionally employed full-time employees, you might have some questions about the different types of work arrangements that have gained momentum over the past few years. With the rise of the internet and tech companies that have enabled the gig economy, more workers are eschewing full-time employment for the flexibility of less permanent working…

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Global map of people
December 1, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Geographic borders no longer limit businesses. Technology has shifted how businesses operate — internally and externally — while opening companies up to a broader array of customers and a more diverse employee base. The benefits of a diverse employee group might seem clear, but the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating some challenges for…

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Diverse group of business people talking and working together
November 9, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

When sourcing talent, access to a wide array of potential candidates is critical. Making diversity a central tenet of talent sourcing allows businesses to engage with individuals whose varied experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives can help bring previously unforeseen levels of expertise and knowledge to a company. That diverse influx of talent can also provide a…

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Diverse group of people joining hands for teamwork
October 28, 2020 Read time: 8 minutes

As more studies show a positive correlation between workplace diversity and benefits like increased financial performance, higher employee engagement, and more innovation, the business case for corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives continues to get stronger. Not only in the balance sheet but also in the ability to attract talent, customers, and investors while enhancing engagement with these…

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brand identity note and coffee cup
April 1, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Too often, job descriptions promote false values to garner interest from jobseeking superstars. Unsurprisingly, those A-players don’t stick around long, and that can lead to costly turnover that deflates morale and profits. Brands that aren’t authentic to their company vision, culture, and values in job listings create misalignment for new hires, who are expecting one…

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a woman's handing golding a desk top globe and pointing to a continent
January 2, 2020 Read time: 2 minutes

Global expansion is easier today than ever before. Technology offers real-time connectivity, and companies can service and support their worldwide client base just as easily as they can service and support those in their own backyard. But American companies are often slower to go global. Perhaps driven by necessity, European businesses expand internationally about 19 months…

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1099 Employee Misclassifications — Are You at Risk_ 800x500 Blog
September 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

If businesses want to avoid incurring and paying unnecessary fines, correctly classifying workers of all types is critical. Classifying 1099 workers, or independent contractors, can be especially tricky for many companies. Reports of misclassification reach as much as one-third of workers in some industries. A report published by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that at the…

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how staffing firms quote price
May 30, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

The first time you use a temporary staffing service, you’ll undoubtedly be a bit surprised when you hear the rate the staffing firm quotes you. In the past, companies have often gone to these groups in search of the lowest price possible — but the landscape is shifting. Companies across the country have realized that…

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