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February 2, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

HR leaders are looking for creative solutions to mitigate labor shortages. A great place to start is with retired workers. Regardless of their specific personal motivations for rejoining the workforce, this “unretired” demographic is a godsend to businesses in need of talented and experienced employees.   Read the full article in theHRDIRECTOR.com here.   This…

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February 1, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

What was once commonly known as "payrolling" is now more commonly known as an "employer of record", or EOR. EORs started when companies decided to experiment with the idea of outsourcing the administrative burden of employment for contract workers so that they could engage employees faster and compliantly throughout the United States. This service is…

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January 23, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Although similar on the surface, professional employer organizations (or PEOs) and employers of record (or EORs) operate under vastly different business models — and the biggest difference between PEOs and EORs can be summed up in two words: partner status. PEOs serve as your co-employer partner, whereas EORs serve as the legal employer of your dispersed workforce. Both…

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January 18, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

On today’s episode of the Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, Jonathan H. Westover speaks to Tania Fiero from Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) about addressing workforce gaps using contingent workers.   Tune in for the full conversation on Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast with Jonathan H. Westover.   Interview with: Tania Fiero, Chief Human Resources Officer…

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January 10, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

Although remote work once seemed like a temporary fix during the pandemic, it’s evident that it’s here to stay. While remote and hybrid offices were taking hold of the workforce, companies also began engaging more contingent and freelance workers. In a recent survey, large corporations in the U.S. said that 28% of their workforces were…

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Best Employer of Record Services 2023 on the left side of the banner. Top 10 on the right side of the banner.
January 4, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

Recruiters LineUp names IES for Top 10 Best Employer of Record Services 2023. We would like to extend our gratitude and send a special thanks to Recruiters LineUp for naming IES as a top 10 Employer of Record service provider.   See the full list of Top 10 here.

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December 15, 2022 Read time: 5 minutes

The way people work has been changing for a while now. Even before the pandemic hit, companies had been rethinking their approach to business. The last couple of years accelerated many of the trends already present. One of the most common of those trends was remote work, or, at the very least, hybrid work. At the…

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December 13, 2022 Read time: 3 minutes

Employer of record partners can be exactly the boost your staffing agency needs right now. If you’re looking to engage more workers, whether remote, in office, or hybrid, a partnership with an EOR will help expand your reach. An EOR manages the onboarding process, ensuring all benefits, workers’ compensation, and onboarding are handled compliantly while making…

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December 5, 2022 Read time: 5 minutes

Hiring European employees hasn’t been a recruiting practice explored by many companies in the U.S. — that is, of course, unless they’re expanding the business beyond national shores. But with the ways of work now changing, coupled with the current talent shortage, U.K. recruiting has become a viable option. However, the tactic isn’t as straightforward as hiring U.S.…

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December 1, 2022 Read time: 5 minutes

The benefits of hiring globally are sought after now more than ever. By removing geographical limits, employers get access to wider, more diverse talent. This gives employers the ability to choose workers based on skill and experience rather than location, which opens up the hiring pool and makes it easier to fill specialized roles with…

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