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Do I Need a Contractor or an Employee?

The differences between independent contractors and employees can be subtle and hard to distinguish, but it’s important to know the difference in order to safeguard the company and avoid costly legal issues. Having a basic understanding of the differences can help employers determine what the best…

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

SAP Recruitment Agency: Why You Should Consider One

Job Hunting is Time Consuming

It is possible that you have never used a specialist SAP Recruitment Agency before. This is most probably because you are familiar with the scepticism that lies around the recruitment industry. Well, this is wrong. There is a lot to gain from seeking employment through a good recruitment agency and I want to tell you why!

Working as a SAP Consultant can be very demanding both physically and mentally, giving you very little time to browse the job…

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Added by Dominic (Whitehall Resources) on April 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

10 Ways a Good Recruiter Adds Value

After discovering that the current conditions of the SAP, Oracle and IT recruitment markets are very promising, I felt it was necessary to talk about how you can go about finding the increasing number of opportunities. One way, is through a recruitment consultant. But what is it that makes a good recruiter? And why would you choose to be represented by one?

There has long been…

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Added by Dominic (Whitehall Resources) on March 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Various Benefits of Contract Mechanical Engineer Jobs

Contract jobs offer various types of advantages for both the employers and the employees. More and more companies are offering contractual jobs to employees. There are many reasons to seek a contract job of an engineer.

Benefits of contractual job

Jobs that offer a fixed timing have the benefit of providing variety. The employers value experience and expertise. Due to diversities of contractual job, you will get the opportunity of learning different aspects of…

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Added by Daniel Smith on February 13, 2013 at 12:51am — No Comments

Contract Staffing Hot in Business Professional Sector

As job creation in the professional arena continues to drive the economic recovery, the Business Professional and Support Staff sector is becoming one of the hottest areas for contract staffing.  

According to Top Echelon Contracting's (TEC) 2012 statistics, Business Professional and Support Staff contractors accounted for 25% of our contract placements, compared with 16% in 2011. The only sector to bring in more contractors last year was Healthcare.

This is no…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 31, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

How Long Does It Take a Recruiter to Get Started in Contracting?

When it comes to contract staffing, the mechanics of getting a job order and finding a candidate are the same as making direct placements.  What is different about contract staffing is that you must have a back-office to handle the legal, financial, and administrative issues. You have two options for a back-office: Outsourcing it or doing it in-house. Let's examine the differences between the two methods.…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 30, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Professional Sectors Experiencing Record Demand for Contractors

Demand for temporary/contract workers in the professional sector is expected to exceed previous records in 2012 and 2013, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast.

Specifically, the IT Staffing and Engineering/Design industry…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 2, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Study: 67% of Companies Utilize Contractors in a Blended Workforce

The increased use of contractors over the past few years is more than just a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, according to a recent survey by Randstad.

The Randstad Workforce360 Study found that companies are beginning to view blended workforces - those…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Will Contingent Workers Lead Changes in Public Policy?

What if, as some experts predict, half of American workers were engaged on a contingent basis? How would the needs of our country, cities, and states change if a significant amount of people worked from home or outside the traditional 9-5 schedule?  

Those are some of the questions Thomas Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, tackles in his article…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 28, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

Veteran Recruiter Discusses Health IT Demand

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), which provides funding to healthcare providers for the adoption and “meaningful use” of EHRs, has generated a huge demand for health IT professionals. This demand has created a new niche recruiters who have the ability to place profesisonals with the unique skills set needed to fill these positions.

One recruiter who is focusing his efforts on this niche is …

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 23, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is a New Workforce Revolution Emerging?

In the 19th century, it was the Industrial Revolution.  In the 1950's, it was the shift from blue collar to white collar work. And some are predicting that we are now at the beginning of another workforce revolution: a shift from permanent employment to contingent work.

In his book Labor Rising, The Past and Future of Working People in…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 15, 2012 at 10:10am — 6 Comments

Contract Staffing's Growth Beats Predictions

Contract staffing revenue increased by 14% to $117.2 million in 2011, which is higher than experts had expected, according to a Staffing Industry Analysts forecast.

Part of the reason for this higher-than-expected increase is the government's crackdown on…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Definition of Contingent Worker

Ever wonder what is meant by the term "contingent worker?"  If so, a recent blog post by Staffing Industry Analysts does a good job of defining it.

According to the blog post, contingent worker is a term used to refer collectively to the different types of individuals in…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 27, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Is Contract Staffing Leading a Fundamental Change in Employment?

Most people in recruitment expect that when the economy recovers from a recession, there will be a spike in the use of contractors.  But is contract staffing's current growth just a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, or is it something more?

Well, a recent Washington Post article suggests that it could actually…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

SMARTPHONES THRIVE: TOP REASONS ALL JOB SEEKERS SHOULD CARRY ONE

 

It is 2012 and the economy has not completely recovered—particularly in the legal sector. As a legal recruiter, I’m in the tough position of placing a select few candidates from a highly-saturated, highly-qualified pool of available attorneys.  There are more attorneys available than there are available seats on projects. Law firms remain cautious about hiring; many attorneys continue to experience layoffs; and, new attorneys…

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Added by David King on February 21, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What are the Hottest Industries for Contract Staffing?

Contract staffing was bright spot for the recruiting industry once again in 2011.  As the economy tried to forge ahead, it appeared that many companies shifted their traditional direct-hire placements to contract placements.  

As a result, Top Echelon Contracting experienced a 22% increase last year in the number of commercial contractors placed on long-term contract assignments in the technical, professional, and healthcare arenas.   This represents 17 years of growth…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 21, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Offer Contracting (But Should): Part 5

(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing.  These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Reason #5: Offering contract staffing would distract me from my direct business

Contrary to popular belief, there is no reason that a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 16, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Offer Contracting (But Should): Part 3

(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing.  These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Reason #3: I don't want to learn a new process

One of the biggest misconceptions about contracting is that you have to learn a whole new…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 14, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Offer Contracting (But Should): Part 1

(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing.  These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Reason #1: My clients don't have a need for contractors

Have you specifically asked your clients if they have a need…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 7, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

The 6 Best Times to Suggest Contract Staffing to Clients

Any time is a good time to offer contract staffing services to your clients. But the recruiters we work say there are certain times when you should take extra care to mention that you are able to handle contract job orders:

1. When you get a new client  It's a good idea to let new clients know about ALL the services you provide, including contract staffing.

2. When a client has a position that is difficult to…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 2, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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