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The Contract Workforce

September 18, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Many times, contract workers, while being gainfully employed, don't receive the same benefits as the full-time personnel they often work alongside. Although they are paid a competitive hourly rate, contractors aren't usually afforded any health benefits or the option to call in sick. When the latter happens, many times clients will contact their staffing agency…

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September 17, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Temporary workers have long been the ally of companies that need competent and skilled employees, but don't want to make a long-term commitment to them by hiring them on in permanent, full-time positions. Supplemental staffing agencies, also known as an employer of record, understand the value of the partnership between themselves and their clients.According to…

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September 12, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

When permanent, full-time hires aren't an option, many organizations turn to an employer of record to help deliver the manpower services they need. Contract workers are a valuable asset to companies that want competent and skilled employees, but only on a temporary basis.A recent press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation revealed the organization…

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September 9, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

For a number of businesses, contract workers are essential to helping operations run both smoothly and efficiently. Typically, these individuals are motivated to work hard and prove their value in the hopes that their efforts will be recognized and full-time, permanent opportunity will be offered. For companies that use temporary workers, it offers the added…

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September 9, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

For many contract workers, the benefits of working temporary assignments are appealing. However, for some, occupational hazards are frequently encountered that put them at an added risk not experienced by permanent, full-time employees.Still, there is good news on this front as a joint initiative created by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the…

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August 21, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

For many temporary workers being sent out on assignments, the ultimate goal is to impress the employer enough to be converted into a regular, full-time employee. For staffing agencies, they also like to see supplemental staff hired by their clients as it represents a financial win for both parties. As the global economy improves, the number…

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August 20, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Many large companies often enlist the help of temporary workers as a way to offset any production gaps that would commonly be filled by full-time, permanent employees. However, many small businesses are beginning to bring on contract workers to address open needs as well, according to a report from Entrepreneur.The magazine stated that many independently…

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August 19, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

In today's business world, conducting background screenings is a crucial part of the HR administration process, particularly when it comes to the use of contract workers. Many staffing agencies are judged by their clients on the quality of supplemental workers they provide. The better their reputation is in this area, the more opportunities a temporary…

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August 15, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

As the economy continues to improve, many companies are slowly increasing their hiring efforts. However, instead of brining on full-time employees, many businesses are considering the use of contract workers to fill in critical organizational needs. There are a number of benefits to this practice, several of which were written on the Corn on the…

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August 11, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Although hiring has picked up in many areas of the country, hiring challenges are still an issue in many places. In California, the mid-wage job market has become stagnant. According to The Los Angeles Times, employment opportunities are becoming abundant on both the low- and high-end pay scales, while the availability of jobs in the…

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