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December 20, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: Observer.com.  From 16th-century monks making hay about the printing press to the 1980s phenomenon of “computerphobia,” new ways of working have always been met with suspicion. Today’s growing gig economy is no exception to this rule of human nature. Despite the fact that more than a third of America’s workforce…

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December 13, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Imagine you're at a holiday get-together with your extended family. Multiple generations — so many backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and opinions — are gathered in one room. Now, figure out a one-size-fits-all job offer you could make that would perfectly entice each and every person to join your company. If that task seems impossible, that’s because…

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December 7, 2017 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Huaman Resources  Published By: San Diego Patch The holidays are right around the corner. Sales are starting, office and family parties are quickly approaching, and your wallet is preparing itself for its sudden weight loss thanks to the extra expenses you will incur over the upcoming months. With all of…

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December 4, 2017 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, VP of Finance & Innovation  Published By: HR.Com.  Clearly, plenty of people are looking for work. Not all of those people want to be boxed in by traditional full-time employment, but HR and business leaders continue to cling to a one-size-fits-all model.  Frankly, that isn't working in today's economy. According to IBM's…

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November 27, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, VP of Finance and Innovation Published By: ERE Recruiting Intelligence.  The skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce are changing more rapidly than university curricula can teach them. Some even doubt that the university system can deliver the skills required for an increasingly technology-driven market. For this reason, the youngest part of the workforce…

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November 21, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance and Innovation   Published By: Young Upstarts.  Part of leading a small business is doing more with less, and labor costs are no exception. To compete with larger peers, most small businesses simply can’t afford to offer full-time positions with benefits. Technology is shrinking the world every day, creating…

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November 15, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources  Published By: Business.com.  During the Iraq War, General Stanley McChrystal turned al-Qaida's "team of teams" strategy against it. Like a swarm of bees, a team of teams forms around its mission, dissolves and then reforms again. Take a page from McChrystal, and you'll discover just how much…

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November 6, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Human resources information systems (HRISs) have been around for longer than many of our employees have been alive. These systems, which first appeared in the 1960s, are meant to manage employee data and ease the relationship between human resources departments and their employees. In an economy that is increasingly freelance-oriented, however, HRISs are struggling to…

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October 31, 2017 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: Times of San Diego. With 2018 just around the corner and the economy in good shape, many companies are looking to bring new talent to their team come January. Talented job candidates will always have several options, so if you want to attract the cream of…

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October 30, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Everyone knows what assumptions do, but respected business leaders continue to make the assumption that gig workers are an inferior alternative to full-time employees. Andrew Berlin, CEO of Berlin Packaging, found the competitive spirit of his employees and their willingness to go the extra mile most compelling, and he credited them with growing the company to…

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