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February 18, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

The gig economy in 2020 is sexier than ever. Contingent workers have shaken up the business world, and it’s a win-win for both temporary workers and companies. However, leaders often undervalue freelancers and independent contractors — assuming that contingent workers are just bargain-basement workers. Yes, 1099 workers are flexible and cost-effective, but they’re not necessarily a quick…

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February 6, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

As companies have a higher comfort level engaging alternative workers, it’s important to identify an experienced employer of record (EOR) to make your contingent workforce program a success. These success factors will vary depending on your organization’s objectives, but pricing, experience, and consultative solutions are typically high on the list. However, don’t overlook evaluating the EOR’s…

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February 4, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

The perks and benefits that are attracting job seekers today have changed over the past two decades. Today, younger workers gravitate toward positions at companies they feel value their holistic worth, not just the expertise, education, and enthusiasm they bring to the table. As a business leader, you can set your organization apart by advertising more than…

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January 30, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Recruitment.com asked 13 top recruiting leaders, CEOs, and business owners about how they attract talent and what they look for in great hires. Question: What Are The Characteristics You Look For In A Good Employee? Answer: Tania Fiero, Vice President, Human Resources at Innovative Employee Solutions weighs in: See the full article and all 13…

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January 13, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

It's no secret that businesses need to know who their employees are before they hire them. But the rules surrounding background checks are constantly changing, so how can businesses make sure they're screening job candidates effectively and fairly? Read the full article on HR Technologist to learn about five best practices for vetting candidates. Article…

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January 7, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

The rise of the #MeToo movement has spurred long-overdue discussions about sexual harassment in boardrooms and statehouses across the country. Although many companies have been providing sexual harassment training for years, a number of states have recently enacted laws that require companies to provide sexual harassment training for employees. Even if your state doesn't currently…

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January 2, 2020 Read time: 2 minutes

Global expansion is easier today than ever before. Technology offers real-time connectivity, and companies can service and support their worldwide client base just as easily as they can service and support those in their own backyard. But American companies are often slower to go global. Perhaps driven by necessity, European businesses expand internationally about 19 months…

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January 2, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Gig economy workers can help you grow and scale your business with the proper strategy in place. Innovative Employee Solutions vice president of human resources, Tania Fiero, weighs in on Entrepreneur.com’s article “3 Ways to Utilize Gig Economy Freelancers to Transform Your Business”. Read the full article here. 1. Sell your leadership on the gig economy If…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Today, companies are turning toward an agile business structure to ensure they’re meeting the needs of their customers and the entire business marketplace. As a result, they’re searching for talent to meet shifting demands. More and more, they're finding that talent in independent contractors. In fact, a survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union projects that over half of the…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Businesses can count on one thing in when it comes to the economy: change. But uncertainty brings with it a promise of opportunity if they remain flexible in their thinking and planning. Being able to pivot can help avoid the turmoil of disruption — an essential ability in a rapidly moving marketplace. The recently released…

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