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February 13, 2019 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development An employer of record is an administrative Swiss Army knife that can handle, among other things, payroll, back office support, billing, security clearances, pre-employment screenings, benefits, and contractor compliance, all while keeping you on the right side of any changes in tax and employment law. Essentially, it's all…

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February 1, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development It's easy to see the upside to contract employment as a business owner. Hiring contingent workers can save you money, reduce your liability risk, and give you a more agile and autonomous workforce. But hiring contingent workers also puts a new burden on your HR operations that you…

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January 31, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

If you're operating under salary history bans, there are a few actionable steps you can take to acclimate to these new laws. By:  Jennifer Maynard , Human Resources Manager, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: HR Dive While the conversation surrounding equal pay for women is nothing new, many lawmakers are taking action to ensure…

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January 8, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development The U.S. staffing industry has been growing steadily over the past few years, with 2018 revenues expected to be around $148 billion and 2019 revenues set to surpass $150 billion. Now is the time for a young staffing firm to make a name for itself. But that means focusing…

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January 3, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President and CFO, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: Entrepreneur "Just be sure to treat those gig workers right because, with employment at a historic high, it's not uncommon for recruiters to poach workers from competitors." These days, we all know people who work in the gig economy. After the economic downturn of…

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December 18, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Human resources departments can play an integral role in driving business. But when HR professionals are tasked with a laundry list of administrative responsibilities, strategic pursuits often fall to the wayside. Fortunately, there is a solution. As the gig economy rises, there’s a growing trend to outsource…

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December 4, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published by: HR Daily Advisor High-quality talent is hard to come by and even harder to keep. With low unemployment and a generation of reliable, experienced workers pondering retirement, competition for talented employees has become the stuff of sleepless nights for chief human research officers. With nearly half of…

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Me Too
November 30, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: Training Magazine Companies need to be vigilant about maintaining a safe working environment, and workers can help mitigate negative scenarios by keeping in mind these suggestions. Women and men everywhere are speaking up about inequality, injustice, and sexual harassment—all topics that have…

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Performance Review
November 29, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published by: Entrepreneur It’s not uncommon for "performance review season" -- which many companies are about to embark on -- to cast a shadow over a company’s employees. Almost everyone who participates in a performance review is dissatisfied with the process. There's evidence of that: Deloitte recently conducted…

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September 17, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: Success Magazine  After a year working as a human resources manager, I thought I was ready for a director-level promotion. Or, more accurately, I was worried that continuing to perform tactical HR responsibilities that could be easily outsourced wasn’t a sound long-term career plan. So my…

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