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October 1, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Which type of business culture will you emphasize in your company? A strategically aligned culture breeds multiple benefits, with leadership that’s consistently more accessible and workers who are cross-trained and can comfortably discuss problems and propose solutions. According to the “Global Innovation 1000” study, companies with aligned cultures and innovation strategies demonstrate 30% higher enterprise growth…

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Co-Employment
September 19, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Many businesses are wary of co-employment. But those that avoid it are missing out on the benefits that hiring a shared employee can bring. Read the full article here on business.com to learn about four ways you can reduce co-employment risk and ensure you partner with the right joint employer.   Article written by: Tania Fiero,…

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IES Risk Calculator
September 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

If businesses want to avoid incurring and paying unnecessary fines, correctly classifying workers of all types is critical. Classifying 1099 workers, or independent contractors, can be especially tricky for many companies. Reports of misclassification reach as much as one-third of workers in some industries. A report published by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that at the…

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business men and women interviewing for co-employment
August 13, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Co-employment opens doors for companies to expand the breadth and expertise of their workforce using long-term contractors. Yet many organizations avoid taking full advantage of this work system because they are unsure of how to mitigate co-employment risks. What is the answer, then? Businesses that want to engage long-term contractors through co-employment have to anticipate…

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insurance agent broker man holding document and present pointing showing an insurance policy contract form to 100 independent contractor for liability
August 6, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

As an independent contractor, it's important to protect yourself and your business, and that includes carrying insurance coverage. Protection is crucial, especially in today's marketplace. But what insurance do independent contractors need and how much? Common practice dictates that a contractor should have about $1 million in general liability insurance at least. But it is often best to…

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July 29, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

When you look at the numbers, there’s no question that freelancing is more than a fad. Half of Millennial workers are already doing it, and by 2027, freelancers are set to become the majority of the workforce. But just because freelancing is on the rise, that doesn't mean it's widely accepted. In fact, there are a number…

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July 2, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Human resources professionals are turning to technology to help them hire the right people more quickly and easily. Artificial intelligence tools are helping HR administrators in many ways — and transforming talent acquisition in the process. Although fully adopting AI and machine learning might be far off for some, there are plenty of applications that…

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Business man working on cell phone in the city
June 25, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

  Blockchain tools can help human resources professionals handle all kinds of tasks. From identity validation and background checks to referral systems and payment processing, blockchain technology offers a variety of improved tools for HR departments in the know. With so much to learn about this emerging technology, HR professionals have to find balance to…

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Robotic process automation RPA
June 18, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

  HR has embraced robotic process automation tools, which are designed to save businesses and employees time by automating repetitive clerical tasks using software robots. RPA is an asset to HR departments, but the advantages aren't necessarily automatic. Any large-scale tech implementation is challenging, and replacing humans with technology always invites some uncertainty. The best…

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woman looking at Improvements in IES' New Portal on a tablet
May 14, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) is constantly working to improve services for our clients. That's why we're making technology improvements our top priority with a new online services platform. Getting the user-friendly portal out to clients was a process of trial and error, and it took some fine-tuning and adjustment to get right. It was well worth the effort, though,…

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