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

More Corporate IT Departments Relying on Contractor

It's no secret that there is a huge need for IT talent right now.  A recent PC World article analyzes how many corporate IT departments are turning…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What Recruiters Can Expect in an IRS COBRA Audit

If you're running your own back-office and offering benefits to your contractors, it is critical that you are familiar and compliant with COBRA. COBRA, which stands for The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, was enacted in 1986. It requires employers with more than 20 employees to offer continuation of health care coverage when an employee loses coverage due to status changes, such as resigning, losing a job, or having hours…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 19, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Contract Staffing's Growth Beats Predictions

Contract staffing revenue increased by 14% to $117.2 million in 2011, which is higher than experts had expected, according to a Staffing Industry Analysts forecast.

Part of the reason for this higher-than-expected increase is the government's crackdown on…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How Can I Get Set Up to Make Contract Placements in Other States?

If you have contractors in your home state, it may not be a big deal for you to run your own back-office, particularly if you are already processing payroll and handling taxes, unemployment,  Workers' Compensation, benefits, etc. for your own staff.

But before you can take placements in other states, you're going to have to do a lot of legwork and homework. Every state has different laws and requirements you will have to follow for the contractors you have placed…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Is Your Certificate of Insurance (Or Lack Thereof) Holding You Back?

As the demand for contractors continues to increase, clients are getting more picky about the vendors they select to supply them with the help they need. One issue we are seeing companies scrutinize more closely is the Certificate of Insurance.  

A Certificate of Insurance is a document that proves that the vendor is insured to take on the liability associated with employing the contractors.  When you place contract candidates, most major clients will want to…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hot New Niche: Retiree Re-Staffing

While some employers have intentionally, and most likely illegally, shed their older workers in an effort to reduce costs, some companies are struggling to find experienced talent and are finding creative ways to find and retain it, according to a recent Washington Post article.

Older workers come with…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

USCIS Accepting H-1B Petitions for FY2013

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) began accepting H-1B visa petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2013 cap today, April 2, 2012.  H-1B visas are commonly used in contract staffing to place…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 2, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments

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