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Three people working together with their laptops opened
May 9, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

Building a team is not as simple as it once was. A business used to set out to hire a cohort of steadfast, full-time employees. Today, what constitutes a team can vary widely from business to business. Teams can change day by day, with temporary, contract, and freelance workers taking up shorter-term roles and collaborating…

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Man looking to the side with a laptop in the mountains
May 4, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

Now that digital nomads are predicted to make up a third of the world’s workforce by 2035, it’s time for staffing and HR professionals to understand this trend. Almost 17 million workers in the US would use this label to describe themselves, according to reporting from Forbes. What exactly does the lifestyle offer them, and where is the digital…

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Woman smiling and working on calculations
April 10, 2023 Read time: 3 minutes

We’ve all experienced awkward situations where the watercooler conversation reveals the potential implications of a company decision we (somehow) never heard about. Few things trigger as much self-doubt as learning that you’re unfamiliar with something your peers treat as common knowledge — especially when lacking that knowledge might stall your career. This is where being…

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4 people working together on a project
April 5, 2023 Read time: 3 minutes

With a possible recession in the air and the rising cost of living wreaking havoc for just about everybody, companies have a lot on their plates today. It’s no wonder that decision makers are looking for any opportunity to save costs and draw out inefficiencies from their processes.   How Should Businesses Cut Costs When…

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Man laying in bed doing taxes on his laptop
April 3, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent lockdown orders, millions of jobs have become at least partially remote. From 2021 to 2022, in fact, the number of employees who chose to work remotely rose by 24%. What’s more, more than 60% of companies implemented some form of flexible work. Because work-from-home jobs…

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Women holding clipboard talking to man through video chat
March 14, 2023 Read time: 3 minutes

Talent is often one of the most important assets to a business. It’s something the majority of companies can agree upon. As such, they take diligent measures to offer competitive pay, including solid benefits plans, and great work environments — not to mention positive employee experiences. But with a fluid market and changing economy, proper planning…

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Group of people getting interviewed
March 2, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

Compensation is a key consideration for most job seekers, but it can be challenging for organizations to compete in that area. If you simply meet the market when it comes to salary, your pay might not appear competitive to top talent. Read our latest article for SHRM to learn strategies for reassessing and communicating your…

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Girl smiling and taking photos of her clothing to sell
March 1, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Inside the American Rescue Plan Act is a tax change set to impact the gig economy in a huge way. Though originally set to begin for the 2022 tax year, the IRS granted gig workers a 12-month reprieve. Come tax season 2024, however, the proposed change will lower the reporting threshold for taxpayers issued a…

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A banner of a map with three smiling employees
February 9, 2023 Read time: 3 minutes

When looking for help with employment and compliance tasks for remote or contingent workers, businesses don’t always know what an employer of record provider can do for them. It’s not just payroll processing -  an employer of record (EOR) can help in many more ways. And it’s especially useful for expanding businesses or those needing…

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3 Circles filled with a smiling person in it
February 9, 2023 Read time: 5 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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