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February 1, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

Today’s business challenges are unlike any others we’ve seen due to the coronavirus pandemic. In spring 2020, companies had to enable a remote workforce virtually overnight. Although many businesses have begun to see the advantages of remote working, 71% are still struggling with the transition. It’s not hard to see why. Though remote work brings…

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January 18, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

An unprecedented year created unfamiliar challenges for companies and their HR departments in 2020. Many businesses shuttered, and others watched their workforces go completely remote overnight. Throughout it all, the stress of the pandemic weighed on workers in countless ways. These trends and the emerging future of remote work have created opportunities to find and…

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January 6, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

There’s a global workforce of qualified talent out there — and minimal obstacles to engaging them. Instead of limiting recruiting to people who live in the U.S., employers are now searching for candidates all over the world. Why? Some want to expand into new markets. Others require talent they can’t find stateside. Many seek lower labor…

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Global map of people
December 1, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Geographic borders no longer limit businesses. Technology has shifted how businesses operate — internally and externally — while opening companies up to a broader array of customers and a more diverse employee base. The benefits of a diverse employee group might seem clear, but the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating some challenges for…

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international map and people with devices and means to work from anywhere
September 29, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

Technology has made the world a slightly smaller place — particularly in the employment landscape. Thanks to an abundance of digital and virtual collaboration tools, companies can source and work with an array of credible and talented international workers. A global workforce helps companies expand their footprints and build inroads with talented workers beyond their traditional…

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Smiling group of professional business people
April 21, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

In years past, companies looked at contract work as a way to fill temporary voids. They used it for seasonal work, during leaves of absence, or as administrative support. For generations, contract workers have helped companies remain profitable and competitive, and their ranks are only set to increase in the coming years. Research from TrueBlue and Emsi suggests that hiring contract…

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A group of a millennial workforce collaborating in a room of couches sharing a table
February 18, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

The world is changing, and businesses need to change with it if they expect to thrive. These changes are wide-ranging, but perhaps the two most relevant ones are technology and the workforce — and they’re inextricably linked. Workers, especially Millennials in the workforce, expect a lot from their employers. Their lengthy lists of employer expectations include the ability…

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HR business people vetting a candidate on a tabet
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. Article…

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1099 Employee Misclassifications — Are You at Risk_ 800x500 Blog
September 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

If businesses want to avoid incurring and paying unnecessary fines, correctly classifying workers of all types is critical. Classifying 1099 workers, or independent contractors, can be especially tricky for many companies. Reports of misclassification reach as much as one-third of workers in some industries. A report published by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that at the…

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Automate HR Functions
August 20, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Many companies have trouble figuring out how to streamline HR processes. After all, HR is a vital department that's often bogged down in bureaucracy and busywork. But there's a solution: robotic process automation. RPA has huge implications for HR. This software can handle repetitive tasks and increase efficiency for the most mundane HR jobs. Adopting…

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