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Corporate America office setting with return to work guidelines for COVID-19
June 7, 2021 Read time: 2 minutes

The speed and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to act quickly and decisively. In a matter of days or weeks, cross-functional teams from HR to IT and facilities made a massive shift to remote work possible. They put plans and policies in place, built communication and collaboration networks, and ensured that workflows remained…

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Young intern girl working from home
May 20, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

In 2020, COVID-19 adversely affected the number of internships available to students and new entrants to the workforce. Although some organizations — especially larger ones — were able to pivot their internship programs online, others were not as fortunate. In fact, 22% of internship offers were revoked last spring due to the pandemic. That’s why…

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Young business man happy to pack up his office
May 7, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

While we’re all hopeful that the pandemic will soon be behind us, it’s increasingly clear that remote work is here to stay. Research from Willis Towers Watson suggests that employers expect almost 40% of their employees to work remotely by the end of this year, and Robert Half found that more than one-third of professionals would sooner find another…

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OSHA
April 29, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

Employers face major challenges as the lasting effects of COVID-19 continue into 2021. A few obstacles include navigating worksite reopenings across the nation while remaining compliant with new legislation around sick leave, family leave, workers’ compensation, vaccinations, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the workplace continues to struggle…

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Uber Driver in U.K. now employee
April 28, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

The U.K. Supreme Court shook up the gig economy when it ruled that Uber must classify drivers as workers rather than independent contractors. U.K. judges classified drivers as workers after considering the reality of how drivers interacted with Uber, which is in conflict with the Uber contract drivers sign. The language in Uber contracts explicitly…

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Law Gavel
April 14, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

With the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, companies and contingent workers are looking to understand their new proposals for federal workplace laws. The Biden-Harris campaign advocated for strengthening regulations around the gig economy and employee classification laws. What this means for companies and workers as we move forward into 2021 is still…

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Woman filling out visa application
March 30, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

Many industries are facing a crisis: finding workers to fill ever widening skills gaps. In fact, in February 2021, 51% of business owners reported having “few or no qualified applicants” for open positions. One way to close the gap is to hire “nonimmigrant aliens,” the term used to refer to tourists, students, business travelers, and temporary workers. Temporary…

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Open hands with people icons
March 3, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

Recruiting the right candidates for open job roles is one of the most crucial functions of HR. Sourcing possible candidates, screening, interviewing, and training is a time-consuming and costly business process but it is a necessary one. How do you cut down on recruitment costs while still retaining productive processes that produce excellent results? There…

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Best 10 Employer of Record Services 2021
February 22, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

Recruiters LineUp names IES for Top 10 Best Employer of Record Services 2021. Special thanks to Recruiters LineUp for selecting IES as one of the top Employer of Record service providers. See the full list of Top 10 here.

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young black woman working from home
February 2, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

Research from Statista suggests that prior to the coronavirus pandemic, 17% of employees in the U.S. worked remotely five or more days per week. As a response to COVID-19, that number increased to 44%. Two things have become increasingly clear: A significant number of jobs can be performed remotely, and teams don’t have to be in an…

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