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April 21, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

In years past, companies looked at contract work as a way to fill temporary voids. They used it for seasonal work, during leaves of absence, or as administrative support. For generations, contract workers have helped companies remain profitable and competitive, and their ranks are only set to increase in the coming years. Research from TrueBlue and Emsi suggests that hiring contract…

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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 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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A group of a millennial workforce collaborating in a room of couches sharing a table
February 18, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

The world is changing, and businesses need to change with it if they expect to thrive. These changes are wide-ranging, but perhaps the two most relevant ones are technology and the workforce — and they’re inextricably linked. Workers, especially Millennials in the workforce, expect a lot from their employers. Their lengthy lists of employer expectations include the ability…

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February 18, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

The gig economy in 2020 is sexier than ever. Contingent workers have shaken up the business world, and it’s a win-win for both temporary workers and companies. However, leaders often undervalue freelancers and independent contractors — assuming that contingent workers are just bargain-basement workers. Yes, 1099 workers are flexible and cost-effective, but they’re not necessarily a quick…

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February 6, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

As companies have a higher comfort level engaging alternative workers, it’s important to identify an experienced employer of record (EOR) to make your contingent workforce program a success. These success factors will vary depending on your organization’s objectives, but pricing, experience, and consultative solutions are typically high on the list. However, don’t overlook evaluating the EOR’s…

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