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Robotic process automation RPA
June 18, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

  HR has embraced robotic process automation tools, which are designed to save businesses and employees time by automating repetitive clerical tasks using software robots. RPA is an asset to HR departments, but the advantages aren't necessarily automatic. Any large-scale tech implementation is challenging, and replacing humans with technology always invites some uncertainty. The best…

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Job seekers sitting in a line of chairs waiting
May 30, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

The first time you use a temporary staffing service, you’ll undoubtedly be a bit surprised when you hear the rate the staffing firm quotes you. In the past, companies have often gone to these groups in search of the lowest price possible — but the landscape is shifting. Companies across the country have realized that…

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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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smiling business woman giving a hand shake across a desk in an interview environment
April 15, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

According to a study by ManpowerGroup, 40 percent of employers are finding it difficult to fill open positions. Considering that we're dealing with one of the biggest talent shortages in over 10 years, this comes as no surprise. While the unemployment rate rose a bit in January 2019, it still remained low at 4 percent, according to the Bureau of…

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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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graph chart with minimum wage arrow shooting up scale
April 8, 2019 Read time: 5 minutes

The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 would result in a minimum wage increase that would significantly affect businesses. Discover ways to deal with rising labor costs. Designed to ensure that employees earn a reasonable living wage, the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (H. R. 582) proposes a gradual minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $15.00, doubling the…

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April 3, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

When looking for help with human resources tasks for contingent workers, businesses don't always know what a payrolling company (also known as an employer of record) can do for them. It can be confused with payroll processing, but an employer of record can help in many more ways. And it's especially useful for expanding businesses…

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