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September 9, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Many companies saw a significant dip in business thanks to Covid-19. Essential businesses, meanwhile, are dealing with a different challenge: sudden and unexpected growth - along with leaders having to scramble to keep employee engagement and company morale high while complying with health and safety standards. During these times of disruption, it's critical to have…

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June 30, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on small businesses. The virus and its fallout have caused more than 60% of small operations to lose revenue and about 40% to reduce employee hours to avoid layoffs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With these factors working against small businesses, simultaneous efforts to make business- and…

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March 2, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

With many businesses struggling to fill jobs and the skills gap widening every day, company leaders can no longer rely on local talent alone in their recruiting and hiring efforts. Instead, they need to reach beyond the traditional methods of hiring to discover new ways to find and engage workers — and often, that means embracing nontraditional…

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February 18, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

The gig economy in 2020 is sexier than ever. Contingent workers have shaken up the business world, and it’s a win-win for both temporary workers and companies. However, leaders often undervalue freelancers and independent contractors — assuming that contingent workers are just bargain-basement workers. Yes, 1099 workers are flexible and cost-effective, but they’re not necessarily a quick…

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February 6, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

As companies have a higher comfort level engaging alternative workers, it’s important to identify an experienced employer of record (EOR) to make your contingent workforce program a success. These success factors will vary depending on your organization’s objectives, but pricing, experience, and consultative solutions are typically high on the list. However, don’t overlook evaluating the EOR’s…

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January 13, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

It's no secret that businesses need to know who their employees are before they hire them. But the rules surrounding background checks are constantly changing, so how can businesses make sure they're screening job candidates effectively and fairly? Read the full article on HR Technologist to learn about five best practices for vetting candidates. Article…

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January 7, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

The rise of the #MeToo movement has spurred long-overdue discussions about sexual harassment in boardrooms and statehouses across the country. Although many companies have been providing sexual harassment training for years, a number of states have recently enacted laws that require companies to provide sexual harassment training for employees. Even if your state doesn't currently…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Today, companies are turning toward an agile business structure to ensure they’re meeting the needs of their customers and the entire business marketplace. As a result, they’re searching for talent to meet shifting demands. More and more, they're finding that talent in independent contractors. In fact, a survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union projects that over half of the…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Businesses can count on one thing in when it comes to the economy: change. But uncertainty brings with it a promise of opportunity if they remain flexible in their thinking and planning. Being able to pivot can help avoid the turmoil of disruption — an essential ability in a rapidly moving marketplace. The recently released…

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HR Compliance Checklist
December 12, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

The gig economy has solved many problems for companies and has presented many opportunities for workers. But it presents several regulatory and HR compliance issues. Are you sure your business is in compliance with its online talent? Use this HR compliance checklist to figure out whether your company is handling everything correctly.   Please see…

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