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May 5, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

The COVID-19 pandemic is sending shockwaves through the economy. As of late March, a Bain/Dynata weekly survey reported that nearly 60% of Americans had experienced cuts in pay or hours, layoffs, or closed their businesses because of the virus. The fallout of these losses creates an unprecedented situation for HR crisis management. Many businesses have transitioned their…

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April 29, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

The impacts of COVID-19 and the measures governments and organizations are taking to contain it right now are unprecedented. The hourly breaking news headlines of outbreaks and cancellations have our heads spinning and have kept the wellness of our families, friends, and co-workers top of mind. Organizations should follow CDC guidelines to keep their employees safe…

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April 9, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Business Resources At IES, we understand that these unprecedented times have put all businesses - small, medium or large – in complicated and unforeseen circumstances. Our goal is to provide resources to those in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are links to legislative updates on the most recent Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…

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April 2, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Health Resources Nothing is more important than you and your family’s health.  You can find COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations from the CDC here, along with other resources to help keep your family healthy. Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus.gov Health Resources & Services Administration Find Your State Health Department Medicare & Telemedicine Physical and Mental Health…

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April 1, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Too often, job descriptions promote false values to garner interest from jobseeking superstars. Unsurprisingly, those A-players don’t stick around long, and that can lead to costly turnover that deflates morale and profits. Brands that aren’t authentic to their company vision, culture, and values in job listings create misalignment for new hires, who are expecting one…

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April 1, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

COVID-19: Tax and Other Helpful Resources The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has created a special section on their website specifically focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and anyone else affected by the Coronavirus. In addition, the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) has compiled a guidance with the latest developments on state tax…

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March 31, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

At IES, we believe that taking great care of our clients starts with taking great care of our staff - but we are also proud to support our community. In an unprecedent time in our history, we are faced with something none of us have ever experienced. The COVID-19 Pandemic has found many in challenging…

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March 23, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

Once you’re feeling good about your skills as a professional recruiter matching candidates and clients, you may be eager to learn how to start a staffing firm of your own. After all, you know the language, rhythm, and trends of the recruitment industry. It’s time to take that expertise and use it to build your own business. Although…

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HR manager interviewing female candidate at desk
March 19, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

With businesses struggling to find, hire, and keep skilled full-time employees in this economy of low unemployment, many have turned to contingent, or temporary, workers. Contingent workers can fill in on special projects or deliver on short-term needs. Because of this, gig workers have never been more practical. Recent surveys show that over a third of American workers…

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March 2, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

With many businesses struggling to fill jobs and the skills gap widening every day, company leaders can no longer rely on local talent alone in their recruiting and hiring efforts. Instead, they need to reach beyond the traditional methods of hiring to discover new ways to find and engage workers — and often, that means embracing nontraditional…

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