It's a new year, and the usual predictions abound about what will be hot in 2012. Based on what we've been reading and hearing, here are the recruiting trends we think recruiters should keep an eye on:
1. Social Media Recruiting Wars - The race is on to see which social network, if any, will unseat LinkedIn as the recruiter's social network of choice. When it was released last year, a lot of people had their money on Google+ due to it's ability to…Continue
For various reasons, some workers prefer to be paid on 1099 instead of a W-2. But it's not worker's decision. The IRS guidelines determine whether a worker is classified as a 1099 independent contractor or a W-2 employee.
Still, recruiters and their clients often get push back when trying to convince…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 24, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments
As the crackdown on 1099 independent contractor misclassification continues to intensify, Congress has reintroduced legislation to help stop misclassification.
The Employee Misclassification Prevention Act was originally introduced in June 2010.…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 26, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Many of the questions we receive from recruiters revolve around the proper classification of workers as either 1099 independent contractors or W-2 employees. One recent inquiry we received was particularly interesting, and we thought other recruiters could learn from it as well.
The recruiter in question works for a large firm. This particular recruiting firm has a standard practice of asking each contract candidate whether they would prefer to be…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 18, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments
If you have clients who have been misclassifying W-2 employees as independent contractors (ICs), the IRS is providing a way for them to come clean.
Through the agency's recently launched Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program, if employers voluntarily reclassify their ICs as…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 27, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
The Department of Labor (DOL) is requesting $46 million in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget to allow the agency to "redouble its efforts to combat worker misclassification."
Over the past couple of years, the DOL has been cracking down on employers who misclassify workers who should be W-2 employees as 1099 independent…Continue
Recruiters who want to get into contracting often ask us how they can get contracting job orders. Some recruiters we work with say the best way to start is to simply ask current direct-hire clients if they need contractors. They may be surprised to learn that you offer contractors, and you may be surprised how many contracting job orders you get as a result!
Here are five other questions that can help you get more contracting job…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently recovered more than $219,000 in back wages and liquidated damages on behalf of 44 workers who were misclassified as independent contractors, providing a real-life example of how serious the government's crackdown on misclassification is.
The employer had moved a…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Some of the most frequent questions we get at Top Echelon Contracting revolve around the proper classification of workers: When is it OK to classify them as 1099 independent contractors? What are the ramifications of misclassifying workers? When should they be W-2 employees? What triggers an IRS audit?
If you get these same types of questions from your clients, you may want to check out my video chat with…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 9, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
We've talked a lot on this blog about the government's crackdown on the misclassification of W-2 Employees as 1099 Independent Contractors and have provided resources that recruiters can use to educate their clients on this issue. But if your clients are like a lot of employers out there, they may be thinking it is unlikely that they will be audited, especially if they are a particularly small company. However, even if a company is very small, there are a number of triggers that could…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 14, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments