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February 14, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Technological advancements and business innovations have led to the rise of the contingent workforce. Companies have the opportunity to hire top talent precisely when it’s needed, and highly skilled people have the flexibility to take on work that suits them. While this is a win-win, it has created…

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February 1, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development It's easy to see the upside to contract employment as a business owner. Hiring contingent workers can save you money, reduce your liability risk, and give you a more agile and autonomous workforce. But hiring contingent workers also puts a new burden on your HR operations that you…

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January 31, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

If you're operating under salary history bans, there are a few actionable steps you can take to acclimate to these new laws. By:  Jennifer Maynard , Human Resources Manager, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: HR Dive While the conversation surrounding equal pay for women is nothing new, many lawmakers are taking action to ensure…

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December 18, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Human resources departments can play an integral role in driving business. But when HR professionals are tasked with a laundry list of administrative responsibilities, strategic pursuits often fall to the wayside. Fortunately, there is a solution. As the gig economy rises, there’s a growing trend to outsource…

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December 4, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published by: HR Daily Advisor High-quality talent is hard to come by and even harder to keep. With low unemployment and a generation of reliable, experienced workers pondering retirement, competition for talented employees has become the stuff of sleepless nights for chief human research officers. With nearly half of…

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August 7, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: HRdive.com  The gig economy is here to stay. More than a third of the American labor force is composed of contingent workers, and that number is growing. Freelancers are expected to make up the majority of the workforce within the next 10 years, according to an Upwork and Freelancers Union…

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May 24, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Hilary Hager, Corporate Counsel at Innovative Employee Solutions With its ruling in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court made it much harder for California employers to classify their workers as independent contractors. On April 30, 2018, the court overturned almost 30 years of established law and adopted a new test…

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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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May 11, 2017 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources What ruins a good night’s sleep for most American workers? Is it disappearing jobs? Vanishing paychecks? Offshoring? Actually, it’s none of the above. Consistently since 1997, according to Gallup, U.S. workers have worried more about losing their benefits than any other job-related stressor. In fact, it should worry…

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April 25, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO Published by:  Innovation Enterprise March 17, 2017 In today’s economy, there’s only one thing more in demand than on-demand workers: the skills needed to manage them. In January, the U.S. temporary help services employment sector added about 14,800 jobs, a gain of about 0.5%. At the same time, the penetration…

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