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July 12, 2018 Read time: 6 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance & Innovation Published By: Due.com As a company leader, it is your job to think long term. After all, you’re responsible for evaluating the impacts of every business decision — from marketing to business development to hiring. Yet when it comes to thinking through your hiring needs for your…

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April 5, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO of Innovative Employee Solutions Published By: Entrepreneur. From Google, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to HubSpot, Glassdoor’s annual list of the  best places to work-- 2018 all bring something a bit different to the table. The one thing they all share? A culture and value set that employees can’t get…

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February 6, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: Entrepreneur.  The insurance industry gets a bad rap as outdated and inefficient. But one insurance firm, CSAA Insurance Group, is bucking the stereotype with a strikingly modern approach to innovation. This American Automobile Association-affiliated insurer caught the attention of the Harvard Business Review last August due to its…

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January 19, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

Want to hear something that will make you feel old? From this year on, everyone crossing that magic 18-year-old threshold into adulthood will have been born in the new millennium. But these individuals aren't the much-maligned Millennials; they're Generation Z. Gen Z represents anyone born after 1995 — or, according to some sources, after 1998. They may not…

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January 16, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

After years of dominance by startups like Uber and Airbnb, the gig economy is finally becoming a feature of America's corporations. According to Deloitte, up to 30 percent of many large companies' procurement spend now funds contingent work — that is, work performed by independent contractors, temporary workers, statement-of-work contractors, and similar non-employee workers. The business world's embrace…

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January 11, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

  You might not think of contingent workers when you're filling executive roles — but others certainly are. Believe it or not, 63 percent of executives say they'd switch to contract work if they could, and 47 percent of them would consider filling senior-level roles with contractors. So if your company is looking to fill top-tier positions,…

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January 5, 2018 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero Published By: The San Diego Business Journal. Mention corporate America in some circles, and the first word you'll hear is "greedy." Look to the media, and you'll see no shortage of stereotyping there, either. And this holiday season, you'll again watch Ebenezer Scrooge bully his employee Bob Cratchit. Honestly, I'm sick of…

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December 21, 2017 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: The San Diego Patch. It is never too early to start thinking about changes you want to make in the new year. Employers are now discovering the importance and benefits of high-quality professional development and career education opportunities for employees. "Nine in ten organizations surveyed by the…

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November 27, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, VP of Finance and Innovation Published By: ERE Recruiting Intelligence.  The skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce are changing more rapidly than university curricula can teach them. Some even doubt that the university system can deliver the skills required for an increasingly technology-driven market. For this reason, the youngest part of the workforce…

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November 21, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance and Innovation Published By: Young Upstarts.  Part of leading a small business is doing more with less, and labor costs are no exception. To compete with larger peers, most small businesses simply can’t afford to offer full-time positions with benefits. Technology is shrinking the world every day, creating…

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