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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

Top Ten U.S. Temporary Help Jobs In Demand

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. 

 

  • 1.) Physical Therapist
  • 2.) Occupational…
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Added by Jill on July 23, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

63% of Companies Don’t Have A Defined Contingent Workforce Strategy

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.

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Added by Jill on July 17, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

46% of Independent Contractors Are Found to be Misclassified - Take The IRS 20 Point Test & Protect Your Company

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…

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Added by Jill on July 16, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Contingent Workforce Employment 6% Higher Than Last Year

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,…

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Added by Jill on July 6, 2012 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

How to Cut the Cost of Your Contingent Workforce

 

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Added by Jill on June 25, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Seniors and The Contingent Workforce

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…

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Added by Jill on May 31, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 9.9.11 to 9.16.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about selling your company, employee recognition, personality tests, Google + and companies hiring unemployed workers.

 

Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

New Jersey Legislators Introduce Immigration Workers Law Similar to Arizona's

New Jersey may soon be implemented a bill similar to the Arizona legislation, the Legal Arizona's Workers Act,  first signed by former Governor, Jane Napolitano, in 2008.

Two New Jersey State Senators have introduced a similar bill barring employment of unauthorized workers and requiring all employers in the state to use the Federal government's E-Verify employment eligibility verification system.  Republican Senators Robert Singer and Steven Oroho have introduced…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on September 7, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Alabama Passes Tough New Immigration Law

The State of Alabama has passed what some have considered one of the toughest immigration laws in the country. The law was passed initially by a large voting margin and comes in the wake of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona's Legal Worker's Act of 2007 that sanctions businesses for hiring undocumented workers. Businesses in Arizona face fines and even loss of business license for repeated offenses.



As with the Arizona law, the new Alabama statute mandates… Continue

Added by Gordon Basichis on June 14, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Illinois To Deny Workers Comp to Those Who Fail Drug and Alcohol Testing

Illinois has decided to make Workers Compensation benefits more difficult for those  who may be inebriated on the job.  The state has passed the "Presumptive Denial Law."  Which means if you test positive for drugs or alcohol  you are denied your workers compensation benefits.  The State's Governor is expected to sign this legislation, which would take effect September 1st.

According to the new statute,  it must be demonstrated that intoxication is indeed the "proximate cause" of the…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on June 7, 2011 at 3:30am — 10 Comments

E-Verify and the Supreme Court Ruling on the Arizona Legal Workers Act

In response to the recent United States Supreme Court Ruling to uphold the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act, the Los Angeles Times has issued an editorial saying that you cannot rely on E-Verify or the I-9 Background Search.   The Arizona Law stipulates that employers who hire undocumented or illegal workers will be penalized for doing so and that the second offense may result in the revocation…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on June 1, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Federal Government Increases Audits and Fines for the Hiring of Undocumented Workers

The federal government is continuing its crackdown on undocumented workers.  Makes sense with the economy still pretty lousy and with eligible workers in desperate need of jobs.  With unemployment at the mid-nines to ten percent, it would stand to reason that the federal government would like to see eligible workers off the unemployment rolls and back in the workforce.

According to the article in the …

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Added by Gordon Basichis on January 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Conducting Background Checks for Healthcare Workers

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Added by Gordon Basichis on November 5, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Recruiting Older Workers on Facebook - Do you know What Works & What Doesn't?

We know Facebook is a mystery and a bit of a stretch for most of those over 45. Some interesting statistics gathered directly from Facebook include:



• More than 100 million active users

• Facebook is the 4th most-trafficked website in the world (comScore)

• Facebook is the most-trafficked social media site in the world (comScore)

• Over 55,000 regional, work-related, collegiate, and high school networks

• More than half of Facebook users are outside of… Continue

Added by Bobby Edelman on November 1, 2010 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

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