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
Added by Jill on June 25, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments
It’s been widely reported that the contingent workforce is growing at a steady rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the temporary services industry added almost half million workers and accounted for 91% of total job growth between June 2009 – June 2011. But what does this growth mean for our ageing…Continue
Added by Jill on May 31, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments
It’s tough out there in the commercial contingent recruitment world – I know, I live in it too. Clients seem to hold regular reverse auctions for fees, playing one recruiter off against another 3 or 4. Candidates swear they are being transparent, then they continually move the goalposts throughout the process and competitors pull out all stops to make the placement – sometimes ethically and sometimes… well…completely unethically. It can be disheartening, frustrating and bloody…Continue
Added by Chris Hood on October 23, 2009 at 5:46pm — No Comments