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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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September 8, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Life requires risk. Using your oven, driving your car, or even walking out your front door all involve a degree of danger. You do them daily, however, because they make life productive and interesting--co-employment is kind of like that. The same is true for hiring and managing shared employees. Whether sourced through a traditional staffing…

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August 29, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development This isn't your HR team's first rodeo. From onboarding to payroll processing to recruitment, your staff can do it all. But "can" is not the same as "should." Every hour your HR team spends number-crunching is one it can't spend crafting culture. Every dollar it spends on compliance is…

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May 30, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Like most independent recruiters, you’d love to expand your business, increase revenue and offer your clients more choices.  Adding contract workers to the mix seems like a good way to do it – until you think about the devastating duo of never-ending paperwork and increased liability. That’s where an Employer of Record (EOR) company comes…

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May 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President and CFO Published By: Entrepreneur.  Employing contingent workers is a hot trend, but startups embracing this strategy must take steps to shield themselves from blowback. In fact, entrepreneurs unfamiliar with the gig economy and its unique liabilities are getting burned. In March, worker misclassification blew up in the face of Instacart, which spent $4.6…

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May 11, 2017 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources What ruins a good night’s sleep for most American workers? Is it disappearing jobs? Vanishing paychecks? Offshoring? Actually, it’s none of the above. Consistently since 1997, according to Gallup, U.S. workers have worried more about losing their benefits than any other job-related stressor. In fact, it should worry…

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April 25, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO Published by:  Innovation Enterprise March 17, 2017 In today’s economy, there’s only one thing more in demand than on-demand workers: the skills needed to manage them. In January, the U.S. temporary help services employment sector added about 14,800 jobs, a gain of about 0.5%. At the same time, the penetration…

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April 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Every year, the IRS rakes in billions of dollars in penalties from U.S. small businesses – for mistakes they have no idea they’re making.  The treacherous trap for many business owners?  Payrolling.   It’s why more and more companies are turning to payrolling services.  These companies serve as the “Employer of Record” for your contingent…

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April 6, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By Peter Limone, President & CFO Like an old house with a dozen additions, U.S. employment law is a hodgepodge of regulations. Acts have been tacked on over the years, but the foundation upon which everything rests is the Fair Labor Standards Act. Last fall, the Obama administration’s Department of Labor chose to give the…

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April 3, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Delivery truck drivers, accountants, software developers…even mystery shoppers.  The booming gig economy is rapidly changing how many workers make money.  Nearly 54 million Americans participated in some form of independent work in 2015.  That’s more than 33 percent of the entire U.S. workforce! In fact, some researchers project that half of the working U.S. population…

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