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Human Resource Management

Independent Contractor Insurance
August 6, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

As an independent contractor, it's important to protect yourself and your business, and that includes carrying insurance coverage. Protection is crucial, especially in today's marketplace. But what insurance do independent contractors need and how much? Common practice dictates that a contractor should have about $1 million in general liability insurance at least. But it is often best to…

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July 29, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

When you look at the numbers, there’s no question that freelancing is more than a fad. Half of Millennial workers are already doing it, and by 2027, freelancers are set to become the majority of the workforce. But just because freelancing is on the rise, that doesn't mean it's widely accepted. In fact, there are a number…

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How AI Can Help HR
July 2, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Human resources professionals are turning to technology to help them hire the right people more quickly and easily. Artificial intelligence tools are helping HR administrators in many ways — and transforming talent acquisition in the process. Although fully adopting AI and machine learning might be far off for some, there are plenty of applications that…

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Blockchain and Hiring
June 25, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

  Blockchain tools can help human resources professionals handle all kinds of tasks. From identity validation and background checks to referral systems and payment processing, blockchain technology offers a variety of improved tools for HR departments in the know. With so much to learn about this emerging technology, HR professionals have to find balance to…

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HR Automation
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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how staffing firms quote price
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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Payroll Service Company vs Employer of Record
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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IES New Portal
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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Businesses Internal Communication
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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Bill Rate for Temporary Staffing and Payrolling Services
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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