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February 6, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: Entrepreneur.  The insurance industry gets a bad rap as outdated and inefficient. But one insurance firm, CSAA Insurance Group, is bucking the stereotype with a strikingly modern approach to innovation. This American Automobile Association-affiliated insurer caught the attention of the Harvard Business Review last August due to its…

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January 31, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

Did you know 18 states changed their minimum wage starting January 1, 2018? Did you know more states and localities will prohibit employers from asking about or considering prior salary history? As 2018 starts to unfold before our eyes, make sure your business is in "The Know" with all Legislative updates. Employment and labor laws…

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January 19, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

Want to hear something that will make you feel old? From this year on, everyone crossing that magic 18-year-old threshold into adulthood will have been born in the new millennium.  But these individuals aren't the much-maligned Millennials; they're Generation Z. Gen Z represents anyone born after 1995 — or, according to some sources, after 1998. They may not…

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January 16, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

After years of dominance by startups like Uber and Airbnb, the gig economy is finally becoming a feature of America's corporations. According to Deloitte, up to 30 percent of many large companies' procurement spend now funds contingent work — that is, work performed by independent contractors, temporary workers, statement-of-work contractors, and similar non-employee workers. The business world's embrace…

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January 11, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

You might not think of contingent workers when you're filling executive roles — but others certainly are. Believe it or not, 63 percent of executives say they'd switch to contract work if they could, and 47 percent of them would consider filling senior-level roles with contractors. So if your company is looking to fill top-tier positions, your…

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January 5, 2018 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero  Published By: The San Diego Business Journal.  Mention corporate America in some circles, and the first word you'll hear is "greedy." Look to the media, and you'll see no shortage of stereotyping there, either. And this holiday season, you'll again watch Ebenezer Scrooge bully his employee Bob Cratchit. Honestly, I'm sick of…

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January 3, 2018 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: CEOWORLD Magazine.  Near-perfect productivity. Immune to drama and gossip. Efficient from morning to night. It’s a profile of the ideal worker. It’s also a list of qualities human beings will never have. What else do those attributes describe? An “R” word so contentious that it’s rarely…

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January 2, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

A great museum carefully controls what's seen and what's not. Try viewing stunning sculptures in flickering light. Imagine admiring the beautiful brush strokes of a Monet only to hear a tour guide wrongly call it a Manet. World-class staffing companies work the same way. Sure, they may be working through challenges with their employer of record,…

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January 2, 2018 Read time: 5 minutes

Thanks to faster internet, smartphones, and changing employer attitudes, remote work is gaining steam. According to Gallup, 43 percent of U.S. employees worked remotely at least some of the time last year, an increase of four percent from 2012. But not every company sees savings with remote work. IBM, known for pioneering remote arrangements in the 1980s, recently…

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December 21, 2017 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: The San Diego Patch. It is never too early to start thinking about changes you want to make in the new year. Employers are now discovering the importance and benefits of high-quality professional development and career education opportunities for employees. "Nine in ten organizations surveyed by the…

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