Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – January 2011 Archive (7)

Contracting Helps Companies Find Right "Workforce Mix"

The recession forced many companies to cut their workforces and learn how to get the job done with fewer employees.  According to a January 7 article by the Society for Human Resource Management, titled "2011:Time to Find the Right Workplace Mix," companies now need to examine how they may need to supplement their downsized workforce to meet future needs.

The article recommends that, rather than just hiring blindly, that employers spend some time determining the right "workforce mix"…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 28, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Recession Forces Career Changes

The Great Recession forced many workers to make some hard decisions the past couple of years.  Some had to relocate. Others gave up the job hunt for awhile and returned to school.  

And according to the Human Resources Executive Online article "Job Seekers Change Course," a large number of workers chose to try different career…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 28, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Why Small Businesses Like Contracting

When you are looking for new contracting job orders, don't overlook your smaller clients.  

Contracting is not just for large corporations anymore. In fact, according to the American Express Small Business Forum, "Small business owners have dramatically increased their use of contractors," and the money they have spent on contracting over the past nine years has doubled.

Here are some of the main reasons smaller employers hire contractors:

  1. To…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 25, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

"Ad Hoc" Hiring Becoming More Common

The surge in contract staffing that we have reported on numerous times over the past year is more than a passing fancy, according to a recent article by The Kansas City Star, which was brought to our attention by recruiter Carlene White, President of White/TemTech, LLC, in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.  In fact, the article describes contract staffing as an "evolution" and has coined the term…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 25, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Combating Potential Worker Shortages with Retiree Re-staffing

Bringing back retirees on a temporary or contract basis is one of the key strategies employers are using to prevent potential future worker shortages, according to a poll conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and AARP.

The poll surveyed human resource professionals about how they are planning for potential worker…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 25, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Six Common Triggers for an IRS Misclassification Audit

We've talked a lot on this blog about the government's crackdown on the misclassification of W-2 Employees as 1099 Independent Contractors and have provided resources that recruiters can use to educate their clients on this issue. But if your clients are like a lot of employers out there, they may be thinking it is unlikely that they will be audited, especially if they are a particularly small company.  However, even if a company is very small, there are a number of triggers that could…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 14, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

How to Add Value for Your Executive Search Clients

Recruiters specializing in executive search should brace themselves for big changes, according to a recent Human Resources Executive Online article.

Citing a recent report by the Association of Executive Search Consultants, the article predicts that executive search firms will become more specialized, focusing on specific industries or functions. In…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 14, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

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