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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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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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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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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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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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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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February 8, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

The Great Resignation is still impacting businesses. In October alone, 4 million workers left their jobs. Adding insult to injury is a new phenomenon sweeping workplaces across the U.S.: quiet quitting. Gallup believes quiet quitters make up at least 50% of the U.S. workforce, and employers are feeling the strain. Worker productivity dropped significantly in…

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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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PEO VS. EOR on a sleek globe graphic
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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