Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog Posts Tagged 'of' (6)

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 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

How Contract Staffing Can Help You Retire

What is your retirement plan? If you own your own recruiting firm, you don't have an employer contributing to a pension plan or 401(k), so all you have is Social Security, your own retirement savings, and your business.

But if you are strictly a direct-hire firm, you may find that your business is not all that sellable when it comes time to retire. After all, direct-hire firms do not have a steady stream of revenueto attract buyers.  At best, you may have a client…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 12, 2012 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

DOL Arms Employees With Tools to Combat FLSA Violations

The Department of Labor (DOL) is enlisting employees in its war against Wage and Hour violations and arming them with high-tech tools to help them identify when they have been a victim of one of these violations.

The DOL has been steadily increasing its efforts to inform employees about their rights.  Last year, the agency released the "We Can Help" Web…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Conducting Legal Background Checks on Contractors

It is standard operating procedure for many, if not most, employers to check the criminal backgrounds of their new direct-hires. But as contractors increasingly are filling vital roles in organizations that require them to have access to sensitive information, it is important that their criminal backgrounds also be checked . . . and that the proper procedure is followed when those checks are conducted.


When an employer uses an outside vendor to conduct…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 17, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

Company Pays More Than $1 Million to Settle I-9 Fine

A recent fine levied against an Ohio-based company should serve as a warning to employers that simple recordkeeping mistakes on I-9s could cost them big.

According to a recent Human Resource Executive Online article, Abercrombie & Fitch agreed to pay $1,047,110 to settle the fine that was waged after a 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 8, 2010 at 2:17pm — No Comments

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