Implementing a successful contingent workforce strategy can be challenging, especially when there are many stakeholders involved. It is imperative for Human Resources to work with finance and procurement departments (if available and appropriate) to engage and involve stakeholders throughout the company in order…Continue
Added by Jill on October 18, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments
A recent survey found that 53 percent of workers believe that switching employers is vital to the advancement of their career. Less than one third (31%) of respondents believe that company loyalty will pay off and doubt that their career will benefit from remaining at their current job on a long term…Continue
Added by Jill on October 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that an unexpected 114,000 jobs were created last month, but thankfully, the good news on the job front doesn’t look like it’ll end there with the results of a recent survey finding 58 percent of companies intend to increase hiring within the next 12 months.…
Added by Jill on October 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
s has long been predicted by leading industry analysts, the contingent workforce has shifted and expanded significantly over recent years and looks set to continue its growth trajectory into the foreseeable future.
Added by Jill on October 4, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Ninety percent of American companies perform background checks for their full time employees, but many of them are not as diligent about performing background checks on their temporary workers as they should be.
Added by Jill on September 18, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently reported that starting salaries are increasing for Class of 2012 graduates.
Added by Jill on September 12, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Workforce.com recently wrote an interesting article about the need for organizations to engage their contingent workers just as they do their full-time employees so as to attract the highest quality contract talent and to get the best out of them for the duration of their project.
Added by Jill on September 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The Obama Administration issued long-awaited guidance last Friday designed to assist employers in identifying their full-time employees for the purposes of either offering health coverage or paying penalties under the Affordable Care Act. The coverage and penalty provisions take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
Added by Jill on September 6, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Sixty percent of organizations already have some sort of virtual workforce implemented today, however, with more companies recognizing the benefits of utilizing virtual workers, this number is set to increase to eighty percent by next year.…Continue
Added by Jill on August 28, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments
Recent research by a leading HR firm revealed the U.S. locations that will see the largest increases in salary next year.
Workers in the following cities could look forward to a bigger bump in pay than other workers across the U.S. in 2013!
Sadly, residents of San Francisco, Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul probably won’t be…Continue
Added by Jill on August 22, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Thirty Three percent of mid-sized companies in the U.S. have incurred federal penalties for non-compliance with government regulations over the past year. Unfortunately, for the most part, the penalties do not seem to have occurred due to just one minor slip up - of the thirty-three percent that incurred…Continue
Added by Jill on August 15, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Classifying all workers as exempt, whether they are or not
Although classifying all workers as exempt and paying them a salary would be easier for both the employer and (arguably) the employee, legally it’s not a good idea and can get companies involved in hefty lawsuits. Read…Continue
A company that employs around 10,000 workers can easily end up spending $41.3 million solely on employee turnover costs if they engage these workers as direct hire, internal employees. Companies waste a phenomenal amount of money on recruiting, statutory employer and training costs when these employees –…Continue
Added by Jill on August 6, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
70% of workers now have some level of mobility with their jobs, representing around 1 billion mobile workers worldwide. Three in Five workers polled by HireVue claim that they don’t need to be in the office to be productive and the research found that mobile workers now spend an average of 20% of…Continue
Added by Jill on August 1, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments
According to the ASA Staffing Index, since the beginning of 2012, temporary and contract employment has grown by 22.4% - up 4.4% in July 2012 from July 2011 alone.
Typically, staffing employment peaks between mid-November and mid-December each year, after which it dramatically declines for several weeks before turning upward in mid-January.
Emergent President Bill Inman, says “We expect the utilization of all kinds of temporary and project based contingent workers…Continue
Added by Jill on July 30, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
When you provide non-exempt temporary workers to clients, you need to take extra care that you are paying them for each hour they work. It seems obvious, but these days it’s not as simple as just paying workers for the amount of time they spend on the company’s premises. As a staffing company or independent recruiter providing temporary workers to clients, it’s a good idea to discuss your company’s wage and hour practices with them and check that your client is aware (and abides by) your…Continue
Added by Jill on July 24, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments
In the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, temporary jobs accounted for around 31% of all job growth last month. Here’s a list of the most commonly advertized temporary job titles across the U.S. Although office support, finance, customer service and healthcare figure most prominently in the list below, technical and engineering jobs also represented strong temporary job growth last month.
Added by Jill on July 23, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments
In a recent webinar we did for HR.com, on “Cutting the Cost of the Contingent Workforce”, we asked our webinar attendees a few poll questions about their contingent workforce strategies and how they implement them.
Added by Jill on July 17, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Ultimately, 46% of Independent Contractors reviewed by the IRS are determined to be misclassified and one in three companies fail a worker classification audit. The IRS claims to lose nearly $350 billion a year in unpaid taxes, with $39 billion attributed to underpayments or non-payments by independent workers.
Needless to say, the IRS is keen to clamp down on this loss of revenue – last year they hired 4,500 new agents to undertake audits. If your…Continue
Added by Jill on July 16, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments
U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.78 million temporary and contract workers per day during the first three months of 2012, according to recent data released by the American Staffing Association, based on its quarterly Employment and Sales Survey.
“Temporary, contract and project-based work provides excellent job opportunities for many kinds of workers across the U.S.” says Bill Inman, President of Emergent.
From January through March of this year,…Continue