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January 2, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Gig economy workers can help you grow and scale your business with the proper strategy in place. Innovative Employee Solutions vice president of human resources, Tania Fiero, weighs in on Entrepreneur.com’s article “3 Ways to Utilize Gig Economy Freelancers to Transform Your Business”. Read the full article here. 1. Sell your leadership on the gig economy If…

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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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Total Talent Workforce
November 15, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Companies typically only consider their full-time employees when it comes to accommodating ongoing workloads or launching special initiatives. But they're missing out on the advantages of total talent management. Read the full article on TLNT to learn more about this model and how HR and talent leaders can prepare for the shift toward total talent…

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November 4, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

More than two millennia ago, Greek philosopher Heraclitus observed that change “is the only constant.” It's a sentiment that no human resources professional would argue with.   The economic landscape has undergone tremendous upheavals over the past 20 years, much of it due to the tech-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution. Consequently, businesses owe it to their…

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Attracting Labor Talent
October 28, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

There’s no single trick for getting employees to stick with you. But when you treat them right, they are more likely to stay. To make sure your business isn’t haunted by potential new hires who ghost you, don’t be afraid to think a bit differently.   See the full article on glassdoor.com to learn how…

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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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1099 Employee Misclassifications — Are You at Risk_ 800x500 Blog
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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