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August 20, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Many large companies often enlist the help of temporary workers as a way to offset any production gaps that would commonly be filled by full-time, permanent employees. However, many small businesses are beginning to bring on contract workers to address open needs as well, according to a report from Entrepreneur.The magazine stated that many independently…

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August 19, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Managing payroll is much more than ensuring that workers are paid on time. There are a number of other tasks associated with this critical business function, the most important of which is submitting timely and accurate reports to the Internal Revenue Service.According to Article Bay, citing information from Businessweek, not sticking to payroll reporting deadlines…

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August 19, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

In today's business world, conducting background screenings is a crucial part of the HR administration process, particularly when it comes to the use of contract workers. Many staffing agencies are judged by their clients on the quality of supplemental workers they provide. The better their reputation is in this area, the more opportunities a temporary…

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August 15, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

As the economy continues to improve, many companies are slowly increasing their hiring efforts. However, instead of brining on full-time employees, many businesses are considering the use of contract workers to fill in critical organizational needs. There are a number of benefits to this practice, several of which were written on the Corn on the…

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August 14, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

There aren't many business sectors that haven't been completely reshaped by technology. Human resources is certainly one of them. These days, collecting data and making decisions around this information has proved beneficial for a number or organizations. Temporary staffing agencies can now use technology to recruit higher level temporary workers while also using it bolster back…

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August 13, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

One sign that the U.S. economy is slowly rounding back into form after the Great Recession is that hiring has picked up. Those who have been out of work for an extended period of time are beginning to find that job opportunities are once again opening up. This is good news for job seekers, especially…

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August 11, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Although hiring has picked up in many areas of the country, hiring challenges are still an issue in many places. In California, the mid-wage job market has become stagnant. According to The Los Angeles Times, employment opportunities are becoming abundant on both the low- and high-end pay scales, while the availability of jobs in the…

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July 30, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

About a fifth of all employees are going to be temporary workers by 2022, according to a recent study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, reported by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. This means that big changes are coming to human resources. PwC even went so far as to say HR is "at a crossroads." Most people don't want…

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July 29, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Soft skills are at least as important as hard skills, according to Business Management Daily. This may not seem to relate to being a temporary worker, but temps can gain soft skills in areas that permanent workers may not have the same access to. By working with many different people at many different jobs with…

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July 28, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Ninety-nine percent of all temporary workers who want a full-time job will get one, according to a study by the American Staffing Association. In fact, most of the temps who join an employer of record or similar staffing company want to have a permanent position within a company, according to the survey, so this is…

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