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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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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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April 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Every year, the IRS rakes in billions of dollars in penalties from U.S. small businesses – for mistakes they have no idea they’re making.  The treacherous trap for many business owners?  Payrolling.   It’s why more and more companies are turning to payrolling services.  These companies serve as the “Employer of Record” for your contingent…

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October 28, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Utilizing temporary workers can provide considerable advantages. Here are four ways having a contingent workforce may benefit your business. Cost Savings You may save a substantial amount of money by bringing aboard temporary workers. Rather than cover full- or part-time salaries or wages, your business pays for services only when needed. This is especially beneficial…

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August 26, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small-business owner, whether you properly classify workers as employees or independent contractors (ICs) saves you time and money in the long run. Learn the risks involved with misclassifying workers and how partnering with Innovative Employee Solutions can help mitigate those risks.  Typical Reasons for Misclassification Because employees are subject to more federal, state,…

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July 27, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance When you need to hire quickly for jobs that are non-traditional, specialized or temporary, it may seem like paying someone as an independent contractor is the easiest choice. You negotiate a rate, describe what things you need done and then issue payments directly to the contractor – no…

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July 21, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager As employers seek to make the workplace more flexible, there is an increasing need for work arrangements involving the contingent workforce.  Contingent employees may include temporary employees, part-time employees, on-call employees, consultants, seasonal employees and interns. The Staffing Industry Analysts estimates that the average company’s contingent workers currently make…

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July 7, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Many workers are changing jobs multiple times over the span of their career rather than staying loyal to one company for life. People want a greater work-life balance so they can spend more time doing what they love with their family and friends. On average, workers are staying at their jobs less than five years…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By: Sean Ring, Business Development Manager One of the most powerful and undeniable trends in the global economy is the perpetually transforming nature of the workforce. We have already experienced a vast shift over the past decade and experts in this field unanimously forecast the continued movement towards increased leverage of contingent labor. Contingent labor…

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