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June 9, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

An Employer of Record service handles most - if not all - legal obligations for a company that takes on temporary help. Such responsibilities include background screening, on-boarding and payroll processing, and allow the company to shift its focus onto core business needs. Once placed, a temporary worker typically has a probationary period that lasts…

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June 8, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

As the job climate continues to waver, potential applicants should do extensive research about the companies they apply to in order to determine if there is room for growth, or if the business is suffering. "Be aware of events that have happened or how successful [the company] is or isn't," Bill Driscoll, president of Robert…

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June 8, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Optimism that the economy was on the upswing and hiring freezes would cease had many unemployed workers encouraged about their job hunt. However, over the last two months, Americans are once again seeing a stalled job market. "The last month or two, it's gotten very slow," Susan DeGroat, a former billing manager, tells CNN Money.…

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June 7, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, temporary employment was 12.5 percent higher in March, year-over-year. Statistics revealed that the staffing industry added 29,000 workers in March of 2011, and temporary staffing firms have added about 500,000 workers to industry payrolls since August 2009. The wavering economy has transformed the way staffing agencies conduct…

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June 6, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

A survey conducted by NOCOJobList - an employment list for Northern Colorado job seekers - found that networking was the most effective way to land a position, according to the Northern Colorado Business Report. The poll solicited more than 2,000 professionals in the Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado, area. In total, 29.6 percent of respondents…

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June 3, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Despite the news that May marked the slowest pace for job creation in the past eight months, many companies continue to invest in their human resource departments. A report by HR solutions firm Bersin and Associates called The HR Factbook 2011: Executive Summary, pointed to an increase in companies' HR services funding. "The increased spending…

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June 2, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68 percent of hiring in 2010 was contract-based, DailyFinance reports. This statistic may indicate the increased importance of autonomy among Millennials - those born after 1981 - who feel that working independently is an important part of their career strategy. A national survey conducted by outsourcing firm Elance…

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June 1, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based strategic workforce solutions company SFN Group is one of many staffing firms that utilize social media outlets to find potential candidates. "Tools such as LinkedIn allow us to find passive candidates and get employee referrals from people we know," said Roy Krause, SFN chief executive. It's a great place to social network…

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June 1, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

As businesses adapt to changing technology, the option of interviewing remotely has become more common. According to The Economic Times, candidates should prepare slightly differently for a video interview than they would for an in-person meeting. While the core principles remain the same - properly researching the company, looking over job requirements, etc. - the…

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May 27, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

When temporary work increases, it is typically a harbinger of a recovering economy. However, according to Bloomberg, recruiting agencies across the country are beginning to see positive changes in their rates as well. For example, Menlo Park, California-based Robert Half International, which specializes in finance and legal work, increased pricing by 2.4 percent in the…

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