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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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August 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

There is an ongoing debate as to whether emojis are appropriate for staffing firms to use in their social media posts. The short answer is that you need to be using emojis in your posts to promote your business and increase your bottom line. Emojis Positively Impact Your Social Media Content  Because people process pictures…

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August 22, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As human beings, we enjoy staying in our comfort zone. However, the only way to truly grow as a leader is by trying things that seem scary or difficult. Here are a few ideas for expanding your comfort zone and growing as a leader. Share Ideas and Skills Proposing ideas that may fail and challenging…

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August 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Because your employees spend so much time adding to your bottom line, it’s important you create the best possible work environment to help them achieve their professional goals and your business goals. Here are a few examples for changing your workplace from mediocre to spectacular. Create a Stronger Feeling of Purpose  Coyote, a UPS company…

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August 17, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

The gig economy is increasingly changing how many workers make money. This is advantageous to your staffing firm in various ways. Increasing Company Revenue  The gig economy is helping the staffing industry grow through the need for gig workers. Some workers would rather pick up temporary jobs than work at just one. Other workers hold…

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August 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

In order to spend your days in peak performance as a recruiter, you need to successfully manage your time. Here are five ways that’ll help you stay on task and see more results daily. Work Harder, Not Longer  Your output, rather than your activity level, should measure your productivity. By focusing on busywork rather than…

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August 14, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Sara Jensen, National Business Development Manager Growing a staffing business, as with any new company, takes a lot of time, know-how and at times, money.  Knowing where and how to allocate all of these limited resources can be tough – and can mean the difference between success and failure. As the owner of a…

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August 12, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a recruiter, you may attempt to save money by handling payroll and back office functions yourself. However, you don’t have the time to become familiar with all the details of and changes in employment and labor laws. A better solution is outsourcing your back office services to an expert, like Innovative Employee Solutions. You Reduce…

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August 10, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small business owner, you need to handle all HR compliance and risk management issues either by yourself or with an HR department. Trouble is, you don’t have time to handle the issues yourself, and as with anyone, HR professionals can make costly mistakes. Now may be the time to mitigate your compliance and…

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August 8, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Job candidates often wonder what factors help managers decide who they hire for their companies. Here are a few things hiring managers talk about after finishing interviews to determine the best fit for their company. Whether a Candidate Seems Excited About the Interview  Hiring managers bring aboard candidates who are passionate about the company’s mission…

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