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Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – January 2012 Archive (7)

Issues to Watch for Exempt Computer Professionals

One of the most popular industries for contract staffing is Information Technology. It is also one of the trickiest to navigate in terms of overtime requirements.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)requires that most employees have to be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular pay rate for any hours worked over 40 in a work week. However, the FLSA allows for certain job classifications to be exempt from these overtime regulations. In most cases, in…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 31, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments

4 Recruiting Trends to Watch in 2012

It's a new year, and the usual predictions abound about what will be hot in 2012.  Based on what we've been reading and hearing, here are the recruiting trends we think recruiters should keep an eye on:

1. Social Media Recruiting Wars - The race is on to see which social network, if any, will unseat LinkedIn as the recruiter's social network of choice.  When it was released last year, a lot of people had their money on Google+ due to it's ability to…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 26, 2012 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

How to Convince Candidates to Be Paid on W-2

For various reasons, some workers prefer to be paid on 1099 instead of a W-2.  But it's not worker's decision.  The IRS guidelines determine whether a worker is classified as a 1099 independent contractor or a W-2 employee.

Still, recruiters and their clients often get push back when trying to convince…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 24, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

3 Ways Recruiters Can Make More Money With Contract Staffing

Everyone wants to make more money, and recruiters are no exception. One of easiest and most reliable ways for recruiters to make more money is to add contract staffing to their business models.

Contract staffing can help recruiters generate more income by:

  1. Providing a steady stream of income - When you make a direct placement, it's a one-time fee and you're done.  With contract staffing, you continue to make money over the course of the whole contract.…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 17, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Demand High for Tech Interns

You probably already know how hot technology hiring is.  Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, some of the hottest tech companies are also clamoring for interns in additional to full-time hires. 

Tech companies ranging from start-ups to household names are expanding their internship programs,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 16, 2012 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

How Contract Staffing Can Help You Retire

What is your retirement plan? If you own your own recruiting firm, you don't have an employer contributing to a pension plan or 401(k), so all you have is Social Security, your own retirement savings, and your business.

But if you are strictly a direct-hire firm, you may find that your business is not all that sellable when it comes time to retire. After all, direct-hire firms do not have a steady stream of revenueto attract buyers.  At best, you may have a client…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 12, 2012 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

Pros and Cons of Video Interviewing Contract Candidates

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and it seems that job interviews are no exception. With the advent of Skype and other Internet video tools, video interviewing is supplementing, and in some cases replacing, the traditional in-person job interview process.

But is it right for you and your clients? You may want to consider the following pros and cons before deciding:…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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