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January 13, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

It's no secret that businesses need to know who their employees are before they hire them. But the rules surrounding background checks are constantly changing, so how can businesses make sure they're screening job candidates effectively and fairly?   Read the full article on HR Technologist to learn about five best practices for vetting candidates.…

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independent contractors sitting in a classroom setting for a sexual harassment training
January 7, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

The rise of the #MeToo movement has spurred long-overdue discussions about sexual harassment in boardrooms and statehouses across the country. Although many companies have been providing sexual harassment training for years, a number of states have recently enacted laws that require companies to provide sexual harassment training for employees. Even if your state doesn't currently…

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January 2, 2020 Read time: 2 minutes

Global expansion is easier today than ever before. Technology offers real-time connectivity, and companies can service and support their worldwide client base just as easily as they can service and support those in their own backyard. But American companies are often slower to go global. Perhaps driven by necessity, European businesses expand internationally about 19 months…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Today, companies are turning toward an agile business structure to ensure they’re meeting the needs of their customers and the entire business marketplace. As a result, they’re searching for talent to meet shifting demands. More and more, they're finding that talent in independent contractors. In fact, a survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union projects that over half of the…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Businesses can count on one thing in when it comes to the economy: change. But uncertainty brings with it a promise of opportunity if they remain flexible in their thinking and planning. Being able to pivot can help avoid the turmoil of disruption — an essential ability in a rapidly moving marketplace. The recently released…

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HR Compliance Checklist
December 12, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

The gig economy has solved many problems for companies and has presented many opportunities for workers. But it presents several regulatory and HR compliance issues. Are you sure your business is in compliance with its online talent? Use this HR compliance checklist to figure out whether your company is handling everything correctly.   Please see…

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Total Talent Workforce
November 15, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Companies typically only consider their full-time employees when it comes to accommodating ongoing workloads or launching special initiatives. But they're missing out on the advantages of total talent management. Read the full article on TLNT to learn more about this model and how HR and talent leaders can prepare for the shift toward total talent…

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November 4, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

More than two millennia ago, Greek philosopher Heraclitus observed that change “is the only constant.” It's a sentiment that no human resources professional would argue with.   The economic landscape has undergone tremendous upheavals over the past 20 years, much of it due to the tech-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution. Consequently, businesses owe it to their…

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Attracting Labor Talent
October 28, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

There’s no single trick for getting employees to stick with you. But when you treat them right, they are more likely to stay. To make sure your business isn’t haunted by potential new hires who ghost you, don’t be afraid to think a bit differently.   See the full article on glassdoor.com to learn how…

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October 10, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Bunker, the leading instant business insurance and compliance platform for independent workers and enterprises, shined the spotlight on leaders in contingent workforce landscape. IES was honored to be interviewed by bunker and share our story which stretches over 45 years.   Check out the full IES feature on the Bunker Spotlight to learn: The inspiration…

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