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The Contract Workforce

October 18, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

The future of work is hybrid. In fact, Gartner notes that 48 percent of the workforce will likely work fully or partially remotely after the pandemic, and employees now demand flexible schedules. Bloomberg also reports that 39 percent of people surveyed in May 2021 said they would quit their jobs if their employers didn’t provide remote work options. Even though…

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September 28, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

In March 2020, companies around the world and in every industry were forced to transition to an entirely remote workforce overnight. But when you sent your employees home, did you assume they’d be back in a few weeks’ time? Eighteen months later, many teams are still working from the comfort of the couch. But is…

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Empty chairs and we are hiring sign
August 31, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

The hiring landscape is presenting a strange paradox. By April 2021, a record 10 million jobs had opened up across the U.S. And yet, employers are struggling to find workers and the unemployment rate is continuing to grow. So why is there a labor shortage along with record-high job openings? The pandemic has collided with…

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Young business woman reading an offer letter
August 30, 2021 Read time: 6 minutes

How many job offer letters have you sent in your HR career? Fifty? One hundred? Five hundred? Believe it or not, you probably would have sent just one or two offer letters per year a few decades ago. Back then, offer letters were largely written for executive-level or professional roles. But today, with positions becoming…

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Global Workforce
July 9, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

As a result of the pandemic, many businesses are realizing that they can hire teams that work from anywhere and still get the job done. This is a game-changer, as it greatly expands the talent pool when companies need to fill core positions with candidates who have specialized skill sets. Understanding the costs associated with…

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Global Workforce Graphic on a tablet
June 29, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

COVID-19 was a catalyst for workplace transformation and the changing nature of how we work. It impacted employers and HR professionals across the world, creating new challenges and opportunities around innovative global workforce solutions. Almost overnight, the talent pool for skilled positions expanded across the globe as physical work sites closed and nearly everyone started working…

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Young intern girl working from home
May 20, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

In 2020, COVID-19 adversely affected the number of internships available to students and new entrants to the workforce. Although some organizations — especially larger ones — were able to pivot their internship programs online, others were not as fortunate. In fact, 22% of internship offers were revoked last spring due to the pandemic. That’s why…

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Uber Driver in U.K. now employee
April 28, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

The U.K. Supreme Court shook up the gig economy when it ruled that Uber must classify drivers as workers rather than independent contractors. U.K. judges classified drivers as workers after considering the reality of how drivers interacted with Uber, which is in conflict with the Uber contract drivers sign. The language in Uber contracts explicitly…

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Law Gavel
April 14, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

With the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, companies and contingent workers are looking to understand their new proposals for federal workplace laws. The Biden-Harris campaign advocated for strengthening regulations around the gig economy and employee classification laws. What this means for companies and workers as we move forward into 2021 is still…

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Woman filling out visa application
March 30, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

Many industries are facing a crisis: finding workers to fill ever widening skills gaps. In fact, in February 2021, 51% of business owners reported having “few or no qualified applicants” for open positions. One way to close the gap is to hire “nonimmigrant aliens,” the term used to refer to tourists, students, business travelers, and temporary workers. Temporary…

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