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Employer of Record

staffing agency and employer of record
January 2, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

A great museum carefully controls what's seen and what's not. Try viewing stunning sculptures in flickering light. Imagine admiring the beautiful brush strokes of a Monet only to hear a tour guide wrongly call it a Manet. World-class staffing companies work the same way. Sure, they may be working through challenges with their employer of record,…

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hiring on a budget
November 21, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance and Innovation Published By: Young Upstarts.  Part of leading a small business is doing more with less, and labor costs are no exception. To compete with larger peers, most small businesses simply can’t afford to offer full-time positions with benefits. Technology is shrinking the world every day, creating…

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Freelancer Management System
November 6, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Human resources information systems (HRISs) have been around for longer than many of our employees have been alive. These systems, which first appeared in the 1960s, are meant to manage employee data and ease the relationship between human resources departments and their employees. In an economy that is increasingly freelance-oriented, however, HRISs are struggling to…

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October 30, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Everyone knows what assumptions do, but respected business leaders continue to make the assumption that gig workers are an inferior alternative to full-time employees. Andrew Berlin, CEO of Berlin Packaging, found the competitive spirit of his employees and their willingness to go the extra mile most compelling, and he credited them with growing the company to…

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September 8, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Life requires risk. Using your oven, driving your car, or even walking out your front door all involve a degree of danger. You do them daily, however, because they make life productive and interesting--co-employment is kind of like that. The same is true for hiring and managing shared employees. Whether sourced through a traditional staffing…

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August 29, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development This isn't your HR team's first rodeo. From onboarding to payroll processing to recruitment, your staff can do it all. But "can" is not the same as "should." Every hour your HR team spends number-crunching is one it can't spend crafting culture. Every dollar it spends on compliance is…

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August 7, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Keeping up with technology is a constant struggle. From annually upgrading our phones to buying sleek, recipe-suggesting refrigerators, we strive to stay on top of modern life. And when I say "we," I mean Innovative Employee Solutions, too. Although we've always been tech-focused, we recently upped our game. After receiving dozens of clients surveys —…

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August 2, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: Business 2 Community  Think the gig economy is all Uber drivers and freelance writers? Think again. That may have been true in its early days, but this burgeoning workforce now powers all sorts of sectors. Contingent workers — including contract employees, freelancers, and independent consultants —…

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May 30, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Like most independent recruiters, you’d love to expand your business, increase revenue and offer your clients more choices.  Adding contract workers to the mix seems like a good way to do it – until you think about the devastating duo of never-ending paperwork and increased liability. That’s where an Employer of Record (EOR) company comes…

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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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