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April 10, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Published By: Hr. Com  Have you ever hired what seemed like the perfect candidate only to fire him or her six months later? It happens more frequently than most of us would like to admit. In fact, it's our own fault more often than we'd like to…

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April 6, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, CFO & President Published By: Business.com Instead of driving a wedge between contingent and full-time employees, recognize that everyone brings something to the table. Welcome and onboard temporary workers just as you would full-timers, and make them feel like a valued part of the team, regardless of their contract length. When I…

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April 5, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO of Innovative Employee Solutions Published By: Entrepreneur. From Google, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to HubSpot, Glassdoor’s annual list of the  best places to work-- 2018 all bring something a bit different to the table. The one thing they all share? A culture and value set that employees can’t get…

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February 6, 2018 Read time: 3 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  The insurance industry gets a bad rap as outdated and inefficient.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,…

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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…

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