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April 12, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to Lohud.com, the percentage of temporary workers in the U.S. workforce has been climbing slowly but surely. The news source notes that the total number of workers who hold temp positions currently totals 2.2 million, which is up 12 percent from a year ago. It has been one of the few employment sectors that…

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April 11, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in Winnebago County, Wisconsin recently received new contracts and contract extensions from the county board, according to The Northwestern. The news source notes that, in total, four extensions were approved by the county's Personnel and Finance Committee. The beneficiaries include contract workers from…

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March 22, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

A mutual agreement for services rendered between a contract worker and a business tends to be win-win for both sides. The company avoids the expense of paying for employees' taxes and benefits, while the freelancer has the freedom of working whenever and wherever he or she prefers. This system especially beneficial for small business owners…

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March 21, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Journal Sentinel reports that more temporary workers will be hired to complete a Navy shipbuilding contract in Wisconsin. Marinette Marine Corporation noticed that the recession left a number of unskilled people looking for work. Since the company needs manufacturing help, it will hire and train these individuals, according to the news source. The temporary…

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March 18, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

A survey that was conducted recently for the Employment Group found that 54 percent of U.S. adults agreed that temporary work was the best alternative after a layoff. The results were collected over the internet and coincides with the most recent Department of Labor payroll statistics. The federal data showed that the employment landscape did…

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March 15, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The recession has had substantial lingering effects on U.S. hiring strategies, resulting in businesses complaining that they can't find skilled workers even though unemployment remains high. Businesses should take the time to carefully craft an effective staffing process - one of the most vital elements to a business' overall health. Hiring managers should not operate…

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March 14, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Small businesses hire temporary workers less often than larger corporations, in part due to the misconception that the time spent training temporary workers will minimize the benefits. In fact, hiring temporary and contract workers is a good business strategy and can boost a business' operations over the long term, notes Inc. magazine. When looking for…

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March 11, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

When choosing a payroll management service, business managers should take the time to vet potential firms in order to ensure they find the best fit for their companies. Payroll outsourcing services can help employers avoid making costly mistakes and enable them to invest the time they would have spent on administrative tasks into high-priority projects,…

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March 10, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

While outsourcing business processes such as payroll management, accounting and HR administration can save money, it provides other substantial, and possibly even more important, benefits as well. Outsourcing can increase efficiency and help companies launch new projects faster, notes All Business. Starting a project in-house involves training and hiring a new team, which can take…

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March 9, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Human Resources outsourcing services can help businesses maximize the use of their time and money, as well as provide their employees with an expert resource. HR firms can help companies outline their payroll management strategies, including rules for bonuses, compensation and benefits, notes All Business. There are many HR administration outsourcing companies that are beginning…

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