EMPLOYEE CENTER WORKSITE
SALES: 1.858.300.2757 MAIN: 1.858.715.5100

IES Blog

The Contract Workforce

Job seekers sitting in a line of chairs waiting
May 30, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

The first time you use a temporary staffing service, you’ll undoubtedly be a bit surprised when you hear the rate the staffing firm quotes you. In the past, companies have often gone to these groups in search of the lowest price possible — but the landscape is shifting. Companies across the country have realized that…

Read the full story

male worker at a tech company working on his computer
May 28, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Contingent workers have played a key role in the success of tech companies for years, but reports of poor treatment have been highlighted in the news lately. Because of the need for skilled labor in the tech industry, contingent workers can be selective in their job choices. So companies need to look more closely at…

Read the full story

woman looking at Improvements in IES' New Portal on a tablet
May 14, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) is constantly working to improve services for our clients. That's why we're making technology improvements our top priority with a new online services platform. Getting the user-friendly portal out to clients was a process of trial and error, and it took some fine-tuning and adjustment to get right. It was well worth the effort, though,…

Read the full story

smiling business woman giving a hand shake across a desk in an interview environment
April 15, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

According to a study by ManpowerGroup, 40 percent of employers are finding it difficult to fill open positions. Considering that we're dealing with one of the biggest talent shortages in over 10 years, this comes as no surprise. While the unemployment rate rose a bit in January 2019, it still remained low at 4 percent, according to the Bureau of…

Read the full story

Independent contractor sitting at a table working on laptop
April 10, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Keep these factors in mind to make sure your independent contractor compliance program doesn't run into trouble. About 20%–30% of today's workforce in Europe and the US engages in some form of independent work, according to McKinsey, and those numbers will continue to grow. Such growth in the gig economy, along with increased attention from the US Department…

Read the full story

April 1, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

There is plenty of room for creative freedom in business. Eager to throw a new product idea at the market? Go for it. Got a wild idea for that marketing campaign? Give it a shot. Thinking about a freestyle approach to how the company engages contract workers? Stop. When it comes to the regulated arena…

Read the full story

men and women wearing business suits standing side by side
March 28, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Independent contractors and their employers regularly explore uncharted territory. With so many businesses now relying on the swelling gig economy, the National Labor Relations Board’s January decision to broaden the definition of independent contract work could create a ripple effect in the labor market. HR professionals should keep a close eye on what comes next to protect…

Read the full story

Contingent workers seated with paper work in their laps to determine employment classifications
February 22, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

California Is Changing the Future of Employment Classifications. Here’s What You Need to Know When Hiring Contingent Workers. By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Published by: HR.com Determining how employees should be classified in California requires thorough analysis of many factors. But with the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision made in April 2018, the thorough analysis has…

Read the full story

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…

Read the full story

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…

Read the full story