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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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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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Best Practices for Tech Firms Managing a Contingent Workforce
May 28, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Contingent workers have played a key role in the success of tech companies for years, but reports of poor treatment have been highlighted in the news lately. Because of the need for skilled labor in the tech industry, contingent workers can be selective in their job choices. So companies need to look more closely at…

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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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Direct Sourcing Hiring Contingent Workers
April 15, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

According to a study by ManpowerGroup, 40 percent of employers are finding it difficult to fill open positions. Considering that we're dealing with one of the biggest talent shortages in over 10 years, this comes as no surprise. While the unemployment rate rose a bit in January 2019, it still remained low at 4 percent, according to the Bureau of…

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Independent Contractor Compliance Factors
April 10, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Keep these factors in mind to make sure your independent contractor compliance program doesn't run into trouble. About 20%–30% of today's workforce in Europe and the US engages in some form of independent work, according to McKinsey, and those numbers will continue to grow. Such growth in the gig economy, along with increased attention from the US Department…

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How to Grow Your Business with a Payrolling Company
April 1, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

There is plenty of room for creative freedom in business. Eager to throw a new product idea at the market? Go for it. Got a wild idea for that marketing campaign? Give it a shot. Thinking about a freestyle approach to how the company engages contract workers? Stop. When it comes to the regulated arena…

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Independent Contractor Trends
March 28, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Independent contractors and their employers regularly explore uncharted territory. With so many businesses now relying on the swelling gig economy, the National Labor Relations Board’s January decision to broaden the definition of independent contract work could create a ripple effect in the labor market. HR professionals should keep a close eye on what comes next to protect…

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California Employment Classifications
February 22, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

California Is Changing the Future of Employment Classifications. Here’s What You Need to Know When Hiring Contingent Workers. By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Published by: HR.com Determining how employees should be classified in California requires thorough analysis of many factors. But with the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision made in April 2018, the thorough analysis has…

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