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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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August 4, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a recruiter, meeting with client companies means you have to promote yourself and your services. However, this is not always easily done. Learn how to put yourself at ease during interviews by focusing more on others and less on yourself. Show Gratitude Regularly practicing gratitude, especially before interviewing with client companies, increases your optimism…

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August 2, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a recruiter, placing the right candidate in the right position for your client companies is how you make your living. Therefore, you’ll want to do everything you can to enhance your relationship with each job seeker. By properly communicating with each candidate through every step of the recruiting process, you’ll properly place more job…

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August 1, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance As companies begin their annual strategic planning and budgeting process for the new year, many executives dust off perhaps the most ubiquitous acronym in strategy – SWOT! We do this analysis at Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) and many things are learned from it, but the process of compiling…

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July 27, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance When you need to hire quickly for jobs that are non-traditional, specialized or temporary, it may seem like paying someone as an independent contractor is the easiest choice. You negotiate a rate, describe what things you need done and then issue payments directly to the contractor – no…

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