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Compliance

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February 2, 2024 Read time: 1 minutes

The world of work is changing more rapidly than ever. This is as much because of new technology as it is the rapid evolution of employee expectations. For companies to stay ahead of this upward curve, it’s critical to understand the prevailing workforce trends of 2024. Here are some key trends I see gaining traction…

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January 31, 2024 Read time: 5 minutes

Expanding globally, a process often fraught with navigating unfamiliar markets and ensuring adherence to diverse local regulations, is a complex and challenging endeavor for many companies. Many businesses also struggle to maintain profitability during this period of transition and growth. One effective strategy to overcome these challenges is to partner with an employer of record. An…

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January 30, 2024 Read time: 4 minutes

In 2024, discerning the nuances between contract workers and your permanent, direct workforce will transcend mere compliance — it will be a pivotal element in strategic budgeting and planning. For leaders navigating the evolving employment landscape, it’s essential to stay abreast of the transformational trends that are reshaping the way we approach workforce management. This…

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January 2, 2024 Read time: 6 minutes

In our constantly shifting digital world, trends no longer move as slowly as they did the past few decades. They zip by, often too quickly for businesses to predict or prepare for them. But if employers can get a handle on some of these workplace trends, especially as they relate to the future of the contingent…

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November 8, 2023 Read time: 2 minutes

A growing number of companies — 80%, in fact — are turning to contingent workers for even the hardest-to-fill roles, and the trend won’t likely go away any time soon, with 65% of businesses planning to increase their use of contingent workers in the next few years. Much of this trend is a direct result of labor…

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November 3, 2023 Read time: 3 minutes

Picture this: Your in-house team lacks a specialized skill set that an upcoming project requires. You’re considering bringing an independent contractor into the mix to fill the void. It sounds like an obvious solution, right? Hold on! The path to engaging an independent contractor is fraught with complexities that you might not have considered. If…

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November 1, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Over the last few years, the number of companies making the decision to hire internationally has grown exponentially. For many, the reason comes down to money. Companies can often save on payroll while still hiring qualified talent at a fair wage when sourcing overseas. Others go this route as a means of expanding their talent pools. Without…

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October 20, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Hiring is complicated enough when you’re only dealing with one country; start crossing borders, and you open your business up to a host of challenges and considerations. Employment laws vary from country to country and state to state, bringing a number of differences that affect types of contracts, rules on paid leave, termination notices, and…

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October 11, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Over the last few years, businesses have adopted more strategic sourcing funnels to seek talent. Contingent workers, or contract workers, are one component that’s become increasingly critical for engaging labor with the skills and expertise needed to meet operating requirements. Many companies actively source these workers overseas to further expand their talent pools. Due to its…

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September 28, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

An increasing number of businesses have been relying on contingent workers to fill their open positions. For businesses struggling to find qualified candidates, it’s a matter of necessity. For others, it’s often a strategic move, seen as an opportunity to access specialized skills and services on an as-needed basis — and often at a fraction of the…

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