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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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standing group of employees gathered in an office
May 30, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Businesses move quickly these days, adding contingent workers on an as-needed basis when work and jobs ramp up in order to meet company objectives. Many search the web looking for help and hoping to find a quick solution. There are two types of services they can lean on: payroll service companies or payrolling companies that…

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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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team of men and woman communicating
May 6, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Poor internal communication can have some seriously negative impacts on a company — poor morale, high employee turnover and lower employee productivity, to name a few. Worse yet, these can lead to a lasting effect on a company’s bottom line. Statistics show that plenty of businesses could stand to improve in this area. According to…

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Man and women in a payrolling services office
May 2, 2019 Read time: 5 minutes

If you’ve used temporary staffing or payrolling services before, you may have a general understanding of all the costs that are included in a bill rate.  However if you’re just now considering these services you might be a bit surprised when the staffing firm quotes the rate to you.  The purpose of this article is…

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Independent contractor sitting at a table working on laptop
April 10, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Keep these factors in mind to make sure your independent contractor compliance program doesn't run into trouble. About 20%–30% of today's workforce in Europe and the US engages in some form of independent work, according to McKinsey, and those numbers will continue to grow. Such growth in the gig economy, along with increased attention from the US Department…

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April 1, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

There is plenty of room for creative freedom in business. Eager to throw a new product idea at the market? Go for it. Got a wild idea for that marketing campaign? Give it a shot. Thinking about a freestyle approach to how the company engages contract workers? Stop. When it comes to the regulated arena…

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Contingent workers seated with paper work in their laps to determine employment classifications
February 22, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

California Is Changing the Future of Employment Classifications. Here’s What You Need to Know When Hiring Contingent Workers. By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Published by: HR.com Determining how employees should be classified in California requires thorough analysis of many factors. But with the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision made in April 2018, the thorough analysis has…

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a sign that reads in-house or outsource
February 20, 2019 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development If you work in human resources, you know that the administrative side of the job can be a real bummer. But that's not the only hiccup. While certain tasks, like processing payments and handling benefits and billing, are necessary to keep employees and clients happy, if they create…

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business people in an office
February 14, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Technological advancements and business innovations have led to the rise of the contingent workforce. Companies have the opportunity to hire top talent precisely when it’s needed, and highly skilled people have the flexibility to take on work that suits them. While this is a win-win, it has created…

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