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Recruiters and Staffing

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April 17, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

Hiring new talent for any company can be a time-consuming, tedious process. It starts with drafting an accurate job description and posting it to as many places as possible. Then you need to sift through hundreds of resumes, making sure you don’t waste your time on candidates who are completely wrong for the role. Interviewing…

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April 15, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

According to a study by ManpowerGroup, 40 percent of employers are finding it difficult to fill open positions. Considering that we're dealing with one of the biggest talent shortages in over 10 years, this comes as no surprise. While the unemployment rate rose a bit in January 2019, it still remained low at 4 percent, according to the Bureau of…

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April 10, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Keep these factors in mind to make sure your independent contractor compliance program doesn't run into trouble. About 20%–30% of today's workforce in Europe and the US engages in some form of independent work, according to McKinsey, and those numbers will continue to grow. Such growth in the gig economy, along with increased attention from the US Department…

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April 8, 2019 Read time: 5 minutes

The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 would result in a minimum wage increase that would significantly affect businesses. Discover ways to deal with rising labor costs. Designed to ensure that employees earn a reasonable living wage, the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (H. R. 582) proposes a gradual minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $15.00, doubling the…

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March 28, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Independent contractors and their employers regularly explore uncharted territory. With so many businesses now relying on the swelling gig economy, the National Labor Relations Board’s January decision to broaden the definition of independent contract work could create a ripple effect in the labor market. HR professionals should keep a close eye on what comes next to protect…

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Contingent workers seated with paper work in their laps to determine employment classifications
February 22, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

California Is Changing the Future of Employment Classifications. Here’s What You Need to Know When Hiring Contingent Workers. By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Published by: HR.com Determining how employees should be classified in California requires thorough analysis of many factors. But with the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision made in April 2018, the thorough analysis has…

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February 20, 2019 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development If you work in human resources, you know that the administrative side of the job can be a real bummer. But that's not the only hiccup. While certain tasks, like processing payments and handling benefits and billing, are necessary to keep employees and clients happy, if they create…

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February 1, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development It's easy to see the upside to contract employment as a business owner. Hiring contingent workers can save you money, reduce your liability risk, and give you a more agile and autonomous workforce. But hiring contingent workers also puts a new burden on your HR operations that you…

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January 31, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

If you're operating under salary history bans, there are a few actionable steps you can take to acclimate to these new laws. By:  Jennifer Maynard , Human Resources Manager, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: HR Dive While the conversation surrounding equal pay for women is nothing new, many lawmakers are taking action to ensure…

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January 8, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development The U.S. staffing industry has been growing steadily over the past few years, with 2018 revenues expected to be around $148 billion and 2019 revenues set to surpass $150 billion. Now is the time for a young staffing firm to make a name for itself. But that means focusing…

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