Running a distributed or virtual team is much easier than you think! Perhaps you are thinking about employing a team of freelancers to manage your software development or maybe you need virtual receptionists and administrators to handle the day to day running of your business. When managed well, a distributed team can increase productivity and help you to reduce overheads, but it really does need to be managed exceptionally well. There…Continue
Added by Or Hillel on March 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Contingent workers provide convenient, flexible, specialized skills that best fit the changing needs of the modern workplace.
Added by Jill on August 30, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments
The California HR Conference (Formerly PIHRA Annual Conference) will be held in Anaheim on August 26-28th. This event is California’s largest HR conference and promises to provide a great opportunity to gain HCRI credits, check out vendors and network with other veteran HR execs. If you are interested in attending but do not have tickets, we have free passes to the expo hall (but please let us know if you’d like one before the Thursday, the 15th deadline).
Added by Jill on August 14, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Interview by John Scorza, SHRM, Danielle Monaghan, HR director at Cisco Systems Inc., learns from cross-cultural HR experiences. "as HR director for Cisco Systems in North Asia, she delivered a range of HR services to more than 7,000 employees in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
Back in the U.S. since last year, Monaghan is director of human resources overseeing leadership…Continue
Added by Dave Mendoza on July 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
A court ruled 100,000 warehouse workers from a major online retailer are owed more than $100 million in back wages and penalties for time spent in security lines at the end of their shifts. Workers were required to pass through metal detectors at the end of every shift as a measure put in…
Added by Jill on May 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Wage-and-hour lawsuits are up for the fifth straight year according to a study undertaken by the Federal Judicial Center. Between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013, plaintiffs brought a total of 7,764 suits. This is a 10 percent jump over the course of the year. Big box retailers,…Continue
Added by Jill on May 20, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
Undocumented workers who are not authorized to work in the United States are nevertheless entitled to recover unpaid wages, including overtime compensation, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mario Feliciano, Augustin Milan and seven of their…
Added by Jill on May 6, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments
Unemployment notched down to 7.6% last month and the number of jobs added to the economy has averaged 169,000 over the past 12 months. If companies are creating jobs, is there more emphasis on managing their workforce and making sure new employees are placed where companies really need them? If companies are focusing more on WFP and WFM, should hiring demand…Continue
Added by Abby Lombardi on April 16, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments
The president of our company and I were recently invited to attend a keynote given by one the 50 most influential people in business internationally and I could go on and on with all their credits but will reframe. She was asked what bit of information she would pass on to someone just getting started. I could give you her answer but that was not the point of this post.
The more I thought about her speech the more I thought how there is really little difference in those at the top…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments
Regardless of your position it is very important to fully understnad the difference between various employment statuses.
Employee status is defined by both IRS code and DOL laws.
Non-exempt simply means the employee is not exempt by DOL from the employer paying overtime. They may work for the client company or a third-party provider.
Exempt is a status given to certain employees who meet DOL requirements such as minimum salaries, job titles and certain work requirements…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 9, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments
More companies are turning to temporary and contract workers to meet evolving market demands and quickly scale up their businesses. For job seekers, it's a great way to build relationships with employers and expand their resumes, and is often an in-road into permanent placement with those…Continue
Added by Jill on March 21, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Contingent work is on the rise and increasing numbers of professionals are deciding to break away from full time “permanent” work to go it alone as freelance contingent workers. Research suggests that freelancing is more of a lifestyle choice as opposed to something that is enforced upon individuals due to…Continue
Added by Jill on February 27, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill on February 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
A new law mandating that all commissioned employees in California be provided with a written contract became effective Jan 1st, 2013. The law states:
“By January 1, 2013, whenever an employer enters into a contract of employment with an employee for services to be rendered within this state and the…Continue
Added by Jill on February 11, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments
January is typically a time when companies look back at the previous year and try to predict what may happen next. Despite the seemingly ever-changing economic outlook, 2013 is no different. The good news is that they found that 62% of companies believe they are financially better off than from a year ago, according to…Continue
Added by Jill on January 24, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
The new Affordable Care Act is set to provide American workers with access to quality, affordable health insurance from January 1st, 2014. However, there are still a number of questions as to how employers of temporary and project based workers are going to implement the legislation effectively – and much of…Continue
Added by Jill on January 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
99% of organizations will be closed on Christmas Day this year, with 85% also closed for the holidays on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013.
Added by Jill on December 6, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill on November 27, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments
CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) recently conducted a study tracking labor trends in the U.S. The study looked at which industries have seen the highest job increases post-recession, as well as the U.S. cities which have seen the biggest job growth in recent years.