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May 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a talent acquisition professional, you’re bringing in your company’s best workers. Because you have limited resources, here are some low- or no-cost ways to ensure you’re making a positive impact on your organization.  Build Transparency  Communicate the value of transparency to leaders and hiring managers. Let them know you want it to be a…

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May 23, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

After the new overtime laws go into effect on December 1, 2016, you may have to notify your exempt workers that their salaries don’t meet the new federal threshold of $47,476 for remaining exempt. Your now-exempt workers will have to start tracking their start times, break times, and end times. Since this will be a…

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May 20, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Tania Fiero, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President, Human Resources In Part I of this two part article, I provided a summary of programs and policies implemented by best in class staffing and payrolling companies that help to avoid legal and investigatory claims due to harassment, discrimination and injuries.  In this article I will explain how staffing…

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May 20, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Tania Fiero, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President, Human Resources It’s no secret that employment laws and regulations have seen an increase in activity in the last 10 years, most notably with the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However employers have not only seen an increase at the federal level, but also at…

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May 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Motivating, engaging and retaining millennials poses many challenges for small business owners. Learn how you can adapt your business structure to fit millennials’ needs and improve your bottom line.  Immediate Action Because millennials grew up with technology, information has always been available instantly. As a group, they want to utilize their expertise and creativity to…

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May 17, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small business owner, you don’t always have the time or expertise for interviewing, screening and hiring top talent. You’re better off utilizing a staffing firm to find workers, especially during your busy seasons.  Save Time A staffing agency has prescreened workers with specialized skill sets who can start working at your company quickly.…

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May 14, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

By Katherine Duru “Wage Theft” regulations are proliferating in cities and states across the United States. One important and often overlooked aspect of these laws require employers to provide new hires with written notice of their rights under the laws and the details on how and when they will be paid. Generating these written notices…

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May 14, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO The short answer is yes, in all 50 states. In addition IES also provides Defense Base Act insurance for government and department of defense contractors working overseas. In reality, providing workers compensation insurance is only the tip of the iceberg, IES provides a workers compensation program which…

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May 14, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Katherine Duru Employers with a nationwide workforce face an array of responsibilities with respect to complying with Federal, State, and Local regulations. The Human Resources department is generally tasked with compliance, in conjunction with legal counsel. In most organizations, HR is responsible for talent management and acquisition, employee engagement, employer branding, organizational development, benefits…

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May 14, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

Written by Trevor Foster As the temporary staffing market continues to grow rapidly, many independent recruiters have been considering adding contract placements to their list of services in addition to permanent placements. In doing so recruiters can leverage their existing contacts and clients to add significant revenue that can be very profitable. Of course, with…

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