All Blog Posts Tagged 'Independent' (6)

Should You Recruit an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

Companies attempting to keep costs low may consider recruiting independent contractors instead of permanent employees.

While the notion may seem attractive on its face, however, anyone responsible for recruiting talent should understand the critical differences between the two before choosing which…

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Added by Shannon Trenton on March 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

External Recruiters: Are you a "salesperson", a "consultant", or both?

The big question I'm really interested in is this: What's in the best interests of the candidate and client... a consultative approach, or a sales approach?



After all... the "better" recruiters in our industry always focus on the big "close". For these recruiters, every aspect of their work resolves around…

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Added by Sean O'Donoghue on December 2, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

6 Questions to Ask to Get Contract Job Orders

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Six Common Triggers for an IRS Misclassification Audit

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 14, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Celebrating Your Career Independence





Like most of you, I spent this past weekend relaxing, catching up on some long-neglected chores and between periods of light showers and heavy rain, enjoying some traditional July 4th fare, hotdogs, apple pie and lemonade.





I did give some thought about the reason for our celebration. I think many of us,…

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Added by Nick Tubach on July 7, 2010 at 10:32am — 10 Comments

What is the compensation you can expect as a consultant?

New consultants often are faced with the uncertainty of the amount of compensation that they can expect as a consultant: not getting a standard paycheck at the end of the month does represent a significant shift in approach to work. The key advantage of being a consultant over an employee, from a compensation standpoint is that you can work for more than one client at a time, while as an employee it is not feasible (and probably illegal) to expect to deliver to more than one employer. The fact… Continue

Added by Sia Collins on September 18, 2009 at 6:58am — No Comments

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