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The Contract Workforce

October 30, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

While temporary does mean short-term, when that time is shorter than expected, it hurts business. According to the Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 Temporary Worker Survey, 31 percent of temporary workers have quit a position early. How can a business succeed if one in three workers leave before the job is done? A client company spends a considerable amount…

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September 8, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Life requires risk. Using your oven, driving your car, or even walking out your front door all involve a degree of danger. You do them daily, however, because they make life productive and interesting--co-employment is kind of like that. The same is true for hiring and managing shared employees. Whether sourced through a traditional staffing…

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August 31, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources  Published By: GovLoop.  Want to be your own boss? If so, you’re in good company. Contingent workers — gig workers (i.e., temporary employees), freelancers (e.g., Uber drivers), and independent contractors (e.g., marketing consultants) — now comprise over a third of America’s labor force. According to Intuit CEO Brad…

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August 30, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, VP of Finance and Innovation  Published By: TalentCulture.  Not long ago, contingent work was mostly one and done. Gigs were few and far between, so freelancers learned to look around for work. A different day, a different gig. In recent years, however, contingent work has found its footing. Now, with 51 percent of executives…

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August 16, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: TLNT Talent Management and HR.  America works far differently today than it did a century ago. In the 1910s, less than a fifth of the adult population had finished high school. Most people worked on farms or in factories. The national unemployment rate vacillated between 1.4…

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August 7, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Keeping up with technology is a constant struggle. From annually upgrading our phones to buying sleek, recipe-suggesting refrigerators, we strive to stay on top of modern life. And when I say "we," I mean Innovative Employee Solutions, too. Although we've always been tech-focused, we recently upped our game. After receiving dozens of clients surveys —…

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August 2, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: Business 2 Community  Think the gig economy is all Uber drivers and freelance writers? Think again. That may have been true in its early days, but this burgeoning workforce now powers all sorts of sectors. Contingent workers — including contract employees, freelancers, and independent consultants —…

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Young business woman reading an offer letter
July 19, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

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

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May 30, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Like most independent recruiters, you’d love to expand your business, increase revenue and offer your clients more choices.  Adding contract workers to the mix seems like a good way to do it – until you think about the devastating duo of never-ending paperwork and increased liability. That’s where an Employer of Record (EOR) company comes…

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May 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President and CFO Published By: Entrepreneur.  Employing contingent workers is a hot trend, but startups embracing this strategy must take steps to shield themselves from blowback. In fact, entrepreneurs unfamiliar with the gig economy and its unique liabilities are getting burned. In March, worker misclassification blew up in the face of Instacart, which spent $4.6…

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