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Classify Independent Contractors
May 24, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Hilary Hager, Corporate Counsel at Innovative Employee Solutions With its ruling in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court made it much harder for California employers to classify their workers as independent contractors. On April 30, 2018, the court overturned almost 30 years of established law and adopted a new test…

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Contingent Workers Roles
May 21, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: HRZone.com  We hired an SQL specialist recently. While the rest of our team focused on a technology upgrade, he conducted critical data management work. With extensive experience in the space, he knocked out several projects in his first few weeks. Truly, we couldn't have asked for more.…

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Gig Economy
May 1, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Trevor Foster, VP of Finance & Innovation Published By: Bright Hub.  Seldom, if ever, is the Industrial Revolution framed as a labor revolution. Yet that's undeniably what it was. Is it any coincidence that the dawning industrial revolution — fed by the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and the like — is stealing the…

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Welcoming Temporary Workers
April 6, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, CFO & President Published By: Business.com Instead of driving a wedge between contingent and full-time employees, recognize that everyone brings something to the table. Welcome and onboard temporary workers just as you would full-timers, and make them feel like a valued part of the team, regardless of their contract length. When I…

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Company Culture
April 5, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO of Innovative Employee Solutions Published By: Entrepreneur. From Google, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to HubSpot, Glassdoor’s annual list of the  best places to work-- 2018 all bring something a bit different to the table. The one thing they all share? A culture and value set that employees can’t get…

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Gig Economy Strategies
January 16, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

After years of dominance by startups like Uber and Airbnb, the gig economy is finally becoming a feature of America's corporations. According to Deloitte, up to 30 percent of many large companies' procurement spend now funds contingent work — that is, work performed by independent contractors, temporary workers, statement-of-work contractors, and similar non-employee workers. The business world's embrace…

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gig economy executives
January 11, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

  You might not think of contingent workers when you're filling executive roles — but others certainly are. Believe it or not, 63 percent of executives say they'd switch to contract work if they could, and 47 percent of them would consider filling senior-level roles with contractors. So if your company is looking to fill top-tier positions,…

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remote work
January 2, 2018 Read time: 5 minutes

Thanks to faster internet, smartphones, and changing employer attitudes, remote work is gaining steam. According to Gallup, 43 percent of U.S. employees worked remotely at least some of the time last year, an increase of four percent from 2012. But not every company sees savings with remote work. IBM, known for pioneering remote arrangements in the 1980s, recently…

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career goals
December 21, 2017 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: The San Diego Patch. It is never too early to start thinking about changes you want to make in the new year. Employers are now discovering the importance and benefits of high-quality professional development and career education opportunities for employees. "Nine in ten organizations surveyed by the…

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gig economy
December 20, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: Observer.com.  From 16th-century monks making hay about the printing press to the 1980s phenomenon of “computerphobia,” new ways of working have always been met with suspicion. Today’s growing gig economy is no exception to this rule of human nature. Despite the fact that more than a third of America’s workforce…

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