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Benefits of a Contingent Workforce

Contingent workers provide convenient, flexible, specialized skills that best fit the changing needs of the modern workplace. 

 

Research indicates that one third of the U.S. workforce is now made up of contingent workers, who are…

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Added by Jill on August 30, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

4 Ways To Compliantly Engage New Contractors and Temps

By guest blogger, Sherry Griffin, SPHR, Elucidate Inc

One of the decisions facing many small business owners is how to bring on extra help at a reasonable cost. Business is on the uptick, but the economy isn’t making anyone feel overly confident about hiring employees on a permanent basis. Added to this, is that employer rules and regulations must still be followed and…

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Added by Jill on July 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wage-and-Hour Lawsuits Infographic

Added by Jill on July 15, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Temporary Jobs Grew 7.4% in May

The temporary workforce in the U.S. increased by 7.46 percent last month, continuing the steady growth it has been experiencing since February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May, the economy added 25,600 jobs in the temporary employment services industry, bringing the total number of…

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Added by Jill on June 13, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Firm Faces $1.5 Million Lawsuit For Firing Temporary Workers Who Made Harassment Claims

A logistics firm fired three female temporary workers from their Tennessee warehouse because the workers filed a sexual harassment complaint. A fourth worker was also fired for agreeing to serve as a witness during a company investigation. Consequently, the firm is facing a hefty lawsuit of $1.5…

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Added by Jill on June 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bringing the Jobs Home: ‘Re-Shoring’ Jobs to America

Employers and labor-market experts say the pendulum is swinging (albeit slowly) away from off shoring labor strategies toward a more home grown approach. 

According to the experts, U.S. employers are recognizing the limits of shipping work abroad and are now looking to strengthen operations…

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Added by Jill on February 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

12% of U.S. Offices Will Be Closed Between Christmas and New Year’s Day

99% of organizations will be closed on Christmas Day this year, with 85% also closed for the holidays on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. 

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Added by Jill on December 6, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

New E-verify Laws Effective January 1, 2013

Over the last few years, many state and local legislatures have passed laws mandating that employers enroll in the E-Verify Program in order to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. On January 1, 2013, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee will join the many states that now…

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Added by Jill on November 27, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

How to Implement a Successful Contingent Workforce Strategy

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…

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Added by Jill on October 18, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Salaries For Graduating Class of 2012 Rose By 1.7% on Average

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently reported that starting salaries are increasing for Class of 2012 graduates.

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Added by Jill on September 12, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

How To Engage Your Contingent Workers While Keeping In Line With Employment Law

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.

 

This…

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Added by Jill on September 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Government Issues Guidance For Staffing Companies Re Full-Time Employees Under Affordable Care Act

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.

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Added by Jill on September 6, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Eighty Percent of Workforces Will Utilize Virtual Workers in Some Capacity By 2013

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.…

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Added by Jill on August 28, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Top 7 U.S. Cities That Will See the Highest Pay Raises Next Year

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!

 

  1. Denver
  2. Austin
  3. Dallas/Fort Worth
  4. Detroit
  5. San Diego
  6. Houston
  7. Kansas City

Sadly, residents of San Francisco, Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul probably won’t be…

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Added by Jill on August 22, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

33% of Mid Sized U.S. Companies have Incurred Federal Penalties For Non-Compliance

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…

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Added by Jill on August 15, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Top Ten Mistakes CA Employers Make (That Could Get Them Sued)

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…

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Added by Jill on August 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Calculating Turnover Costs: Companies with 10k workers spend $41.3 million on Employees That Don’t Stick Around

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 –…

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Added by Jill on August 6, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Mobile Workforce: 70% of All Workers Now Have Some Degree Of Mobility With Their Jobs

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…

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Added by Jill on August 1, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Temporary and Contract Employment Has Grown 22.4% So Far This Year

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…

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Added by Jill on July 30, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Wage and Hour Traps: Paying Non-Exempt, Temporary Workers for All Hours Worked

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…

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Added by Jill on July 24, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

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