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August 10, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small business owner, you need to handle all HR compliance and risk management issues either by yourself or with an HR department. Trouble is, you don’t have time to handle the issues yourself, and as with anyone, HR professionals can make costly mistakes. Now may be the time to mitigate your compliance and…

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August 1, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance As companies begin their annual strategic planning and budgeting process for the new year, many executives dust off perhaps the most ubiquitous acronym in strategy – SWOT! We do this analysis at Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) and many things are learned from it, but the process of compiling…

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July 27, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance When you need to hire quickly for jobs that are non-traditional, specialized or temporary, it may seem like paying someone as an independent contractor is the easiest choice. You negotiate a rate, describe what things you need done and then issue payments directly to the contractor – no…

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July 21, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager As employers seek to make the workplace more flexible, there is an increasing need for work arrangements involving the contingent workforce.  Contingent employees may include temporary employees, part-time employees, on-call employees, consultants, seasonal employees and interns. The Staffing Industry Analysts estimates that the average company’s contingent workers currently make…

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July 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager Summer is a busy time of year to hire temporary or contingent employees.  Many companies utilize the contingent workforce for contracts and projects or business growth opportunities. Other companies may utilize the contingent employee, throughout the year, to gauge how they might fit into the company and to support…

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July 13, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small staffing firm, you most likely have challenges competing with larger staffing firms. Fortunately, there are simple ways that you can provide solutions to larger client companies’ biggest needs so they retain your services longer.  Time Clock Technology  It’s important your client companies have real-time access to what their workers are doing. This…

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June 29, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO   There are many reasons a business should hire an employer of record to outsource back-office support functions. The best reason is to free up your employees to focus on your company’s purpose and contribute to your company’s growth. Getting help in dealing with the stress associated with…

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June 22, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Immigration compliance is one area where being proactive today saves your company money down the road. Consistently verifying workers’ employment eligibility within three days of working for your organization helps avoid legal issues in the future. Find out how to use E-Verified services and how IES can help. Review I-9 Files Begin by reviewing the…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By Trevor Foster, VP of Finance Providing excellent customer service is touted by practically every service business out there. It makes sense – the company’s primary objective is to serve the customer (by very definition, considering it’s a service business). But that also opens up some issues. For our purposes, let’s assume your company really…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By: Sean Ring, Business Development Manager One of the most powerful and undeniable trends in the global economy is the perpetually transforming nature of the workforce. We have already experienced a vast shift over the past decade and experts in this field unanimously forecast the continued movement towards increased leverage of contingent labor. Contingent labor…

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