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The Contract Workforce

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…

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April 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

There are many variables to think about when deciding whether to hire a full-time employee or independent contractor for a specific job. Consider these three factors when choosing which type of worker is right for your company’s needs. Costs Besides covering a salary, hiring a full-time worker means paying for health insurance, vacation days, payroll…

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March 16, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

One of your biggest struggles may be retaining top talent for your business. Investing time in caring for, engaging, and re-deploying contract workers may be your solution. Strong Branding Because contract workers engage with your business clients more often than you, your employees’ opinions of you will pass on to your clients. Your contingent workers…

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April 24, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

When making the decision to bring on a temporary workforce, it's important for employers to consider the effect it will have on current employees. According to Team Global, permanent workers may experience discomfort at the thought of temporary employees joining a company, and some may consider it a sign their positions are in jeopardy. It…

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April 22, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Employee burnout, which according to the Association for Psychological Science is characterized by fatigue and cynicism accompanied by work-related stress, is a serious issue faced by employers across the U.S. According to a 2013 survey by Statista, 62 percent of people living in North America report high levels of stress at work. Of those, 41…

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April 20, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its "Employment Situation Summary" on April 3, reporting that nonfarm payroll employment was up 126,000 jobs in March. Unemployment remained steady at 5.5 percent.Despite the static unemployment rate reported by the BLS, Business Insider showed that the rate is actually dropping. March's number of 8.575 million unemployed Americans compared with February's…

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April 17, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a recent report by Staffing Industry Analysts, the health care field enjoyed the fastest-growing temporary employee revenue in the U.S. in February. Three staffing segments in health care showed significant growth in a year-over-year analysis: travel nursing, per diem nursing and allied health care.The health care field in general is undergoing a period…

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April 15, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

A March survey by Staffing Industry Analysts reported that temporary staffing revenue rose 10 percent between February 2014 and the same month this year. This upward tick continues the trend of increase in revenue growth, which has maintained the pace of 10 percent for the last five months.The top three increases in temp staffing revenue growth came…

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