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October 30, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

While temporary does mean short-term, when that time is shorter than expected, it hurts business. According to the Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 Temporary Worker Survey, 31 percent of temporary workers have quit a position early. How can a business succeed if one in three workers leave before the job is done? A client company spends a considerable amount…

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August 31, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources  Published By: GovLoop.  Want to be your own boss? If so, you’re in good company. Contingent workers — gig workers (i.e., temporary employees), freelancers (e.g., Uber drivers), and independent contractors (e.g., marketing consultants) — now comprise over a third of America’s labor force. According to Intuit CEO Brad…

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July 21, 2017 Read time: 1 minutes

By: By: Tania Fiero VP of Human Resources  Published By: Hr.com Does your company pay overtime? If so, it's a good time to pay attention to politics. In May, the House of Representatives approved the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180) by a 229-to-197 margin. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill…

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July 11, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: Times of San Diego  The weather is warm, the beaches are packed and 5 p.m. couldn’t come soon enough. In San Diego as well as the rest of the country, it’s common for productivity to dip as temperatures rise. So what can you do about it?…

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June 7, 2017 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, PHR, VP of Human Resources The National Safety Council recently published that almost 13,000 American workers are injured every day on the job.  It gets worse.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics published their study this spring regarding workplace injuries resulting in deaths in 2015 and there were 4836, the highest since 2008. …

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May 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President and CFO Published By: Entrepreneur.  Employing contingent workers is a hot trend, but startups embracing this strategy must take steps to shield themselves from blowback. In fact, entrepreneurs unfamiliar with the gig economy and its unique liabilities are getting burned. In March, worker misclassification blew up in the face of Instacart, which spent $4.6…

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May 11, 2017 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources What ruins a good night’s sleep for most American workers? Is it disappearing jobs? Vanishing paychecks? Offshoring? Actually, it’s none of the above. Consistently since 1997, according to Gallup, U.S. workers have worried more about losing their benefits than any other job-related stressor. In fact, it should worry…

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May 2, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: GovLoop You know how hard it is to hire a great employee. Now, imagine needing to hire dozens of highly skilled workers eligible for federal security clearance in mere months. Sounds impossible, right? Yet, that’s the challenge defense contractors like Lockheed Martin overcome year after year.…

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April 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Every year, the IRS rakes in billions of dollars in penalties from U.S. small businesses – for mistakes they have no idea they’re making.  The treacherous trap for many business owners?  Payrolling.   It’s why more and more companies are turning to payrolling services.  These companies serve as the “Employer of Record” for your contingent…

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April 19, 2017 Read time: 1 minutes

By Tania Fiero, Vice President, Human Resources Published by HR.com More Americans are in business for themselves than ever before. By 2020, more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be contingent. What do HR leaders think of the shift? They love the gig economy for the heightened flexibility, reduced labor costs, and broader…

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