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Jill's Blog – July 2012 Archive (7)

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…


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…


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…

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, 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

74% of HR Managers State That Their Contingent Workforce Continues To Grow, Yet 68% Don’t Ensure Staffing Company Compliance

Last Wednesday, Emergent’s President Bill Inman presented a webinar on “The Pitfalls of Payrolling (and employing) Temporary Workers” to members as part of’s Two Day Payroll Conference.


While the contingent workforce is experiencing huge growth,…


Added by Jill on July 16, 2012 at 1:51pm — 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…


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,…


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

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