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Recruiters and Staffing

May 12, 2016 Read time: 4 minutes

Written by Trevor Foster As the temporary staffing market continues to grow rapidly, many independent recruiters have been considering adding contract placements to their list of services in addition to permanent placements. In doing so recruiters can leverage their existing contacts and clients to add significant revenue that can be very profitable. Of course, with…

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May 5, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

In order to prosper, your business has to change with the times. Learn about six up-and-coming trends in recruiting and why you need to capitalize on them. SnapChat SnapChat is being used by more companies to learn about job candidates’ passions, thought processes and drive. A company gains more access into candidates’ lifestyle values and…

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May 3, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Lemons are great in lemonade, but they might not be your first choice in a gin and tonic. If professional employer organizations (PEOs) and employers of record (EORs) were both garnishes, like lemons and limes, they'd belong in different drinks. Although they seem similar, PEOs and EORs provide different services. An EOR puts a portion…

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March 28, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As an entrepreneur, perfection is often your greatest obstacle to productivity. The following reasons explain why this is the case, and how to overcome this issue. Wasted Time In today’s fast-paced business world, letting perfectionism slow you down will kill your company. Rather than testing and retesting your products or services until they’re perfect, you…

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March 23, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Since the staffing industry is always expanding, you need to stay competitive by continually recruiting top talent while filling your business clients’ needs. To further set yourself apart from other staffing firms, you also need to anticipate and take part in these latest industry trends. Strategic Partnering You want to build meaningful relationships with candidates,…

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March 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Are you thinking of expanding your business to include contract placements, but you’re worried about added costs, risks, and additional work? Turn to Innovative Employee Solutions as your Employer of Record to take on the burden and liability of hiring contingent workers. Increase Profits Sourcing, vetting, and interviewing candidates yourself is time consuming and expensive.…

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March 3, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Staying on top of your company’s financial health at all times is essential. Here are three metrics to help you make more sound decisions while growing your business. Gross Margin Dollars & Gross Margin Percentage Gross margin dollars show total profit generated by the sale of a product or service (the markup.) If your company…

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February 17, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a December 2015 Corporate Benefits Departments: Staffing and Operations report created by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, corporate benefits administration and compliance are being outsourced more than ever. Three hundred forty-three human resource and benefits professionals at U.S. companies in 20 industries responded to the survey. Here’s what they had to…

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February 12, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a 2015 Jobvite Recruiting Survey, 92 percent of employers utilize social media when finding new employees. Discover reasons why and how your company can effectively use social media for recruiting. According to survey respondents, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are the top three social media sites utilized by recruiters. Approximately three-fourths of respondents recommend…

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February 8, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Business consultants recommend growing your company by outsourcing non-revenue producing functions. Learn which functions these are, and how IES can help. Outsource Non-Income-Producing Tasks Payroll, human resource administration, back-office support, security clearances, pre-employment screenings, and independent contractor compliance are required tasks that don’t directly increase sales. Tax withholding, reporting, and remittance; electronic filing requirements; and…

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