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The Contract Workforce

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 3, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President and CFO, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: Entrepreneur "Just be sure to treat those gig workers right because, with employment at a historic high, it's not uncommon for recruiters to poach workers from competitors." These days, we all know people who work in the gig economy. After the economic downturn of…

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December 18, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Human resources departments can play an integral role in driving business. But when HR professionals are tasked with a laundry list of administrative responsibilities, strategic pursuits often fall to the wayside. Fortunately, there is a solution. As the gig economy rises, there’s a growing trend to outsource…

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December 4, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published by: HR Daily Advisor High-quality talent is hard to come by and even harder to keep. With low unemployment and a generation of reliable, experienced workers pondering retirement, competition for talented employees has become the stuff of sleepless nights for chief human research officers. With nearly half of…

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September 17, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: Success Magazine  After a year working as a human resources manager, I thought I was ready for a director-level promotion. Or, more accurately, I was worried that continuing to perform tactical HR responsibilities that could be easily outsourced wasn’t a sound long-term career plan. So my…

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September 12, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, former VP of Finance & Innovation at IES and current CEO & Founder of Fulcrum Published By: Hr.com  Once upon a time, in a market far, far away, employers only had two options for recruiting talent: word of mouth and the local newspaper. Today, however, the hiring process isn’t limited by any…

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August 22, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO  Published By: CEOWORLD Magazine  IBM, one of the first big corporations to roll out a robust telecommuting policy, reversed its position on remote workers last year, telling its employees to either move to a city with an IBM office or find a new job. This move sparked a reassessment of remote…

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August 7, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: HRdive.com  The gig economy is here to stay. More than a third of the American labor force is composed of contingent workers, and that number is growing. Freelancers are expected to make up the majority of the workforce within the next 10 years, according to an Upwork and Freelancers Union…

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July 12, 2018 Read time: 6 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance & Innovation Published By: Due.com As a company leader, it is your job to think long term. After all, you’re responsible for evaluating the impacts of every business decision — from marketing to business development to hiring. Yet when it comes to thinking through your hiring needs for your…

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