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February 27, 2024 Read time: 4 minutes

For decades, staffing agencies have served as strategic partners for businesses of all shapes and sizes, offering myriad advantages beyond sourcing qualified talent — chief among them being liability. When working with a staffing agency, an organization doesn’t actually hire the worker. The agency does, and that employment status decreases potential liabilities for those organizations…

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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 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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December 19, 2023 Read time: 2 minutes

Generation Z has always been a force to reckon with, but now they’re coming of age and joining the workforce. And as thousands of Baby Boomers reach retirement age each day, there has been a seismic shift in the composition of the workforce — as well as in the expectations of what employers provide in terms of not…

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December 1, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Today, companies are increasingly turning to direct sourcing as an approach to recruiting talent. However, to implement direct sourcing strategies successfully, organizations need to understand how to build strong relationships, use new technologies, and overcome some of the most common challenges associated with talent acquisition optimization via direct sourcing. Several best practices can help organizations use direct sourcing strategies to access far greater…

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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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October 2, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

The war for talent has recently reached a fever pitch, starting with the Great Resignation back in 2021 and then really heating up with the Great Reshuffle, when roughly half of the workers who quit their jobs made an entire change in occupation. Now, the talent war is moving into its next phase with what can…

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September 1, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

History shows that the business landscape is always evolving, sometimes at breakneck speed. These shifts often lead to drastic changes in business strategies, long-term goals, and the strategic function of operations, which generally result in new HR trends. One such trend is the increasing reliance on employer of record (or EOR) service providers. These third-party organizations…

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August 23, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

The rise of remote work has triggered a shift from conventional recruitment strategies toward new, cutting-edge hiring methods. In addition to other strategies, companies now attract top talent by offering remote or hybrid options, contracting with freelancers, and onboarding contingent workers. Additionally, to align themselves with an increasingly globalized business landscape, companies are expanding into new markets…

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