Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – April 2014 Archive (5)

Hiring Managers vs. HR for Contract Job Orders

A common questions we hear from recruiters who are new to contract staffing is “Where do I go for contract job orders?” Conventional wisdom has been to go to the  hiring manager rather than human resources (HR).

That's because the direct hire and contract hiring processes were often handled…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

3 States Recruiters Hate to Place Contractors In

The legal compliance and liability that comes with placing contractors is no treat no matter where you are located, but in some states, employment regulations are getting so complicated that recruiters are turning down contract business in those areas.

Let’s take a look at the three hardest states in…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

3 EASY Steps to Determining Contract Bill Rates

One of the biggest stumbling blocks that keeps recruiters from pursuing contract placement opportunities is confusion over determining the rates, particularly the hourly bill rate that is charged to the client company. But once recruiters understand the formula, establishing bill rates can be quite…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Essential Information for Recruiters Running Contractor Background Checks

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If you run contractor background checks, you will want to read a recent government document on their proper use.

In a joint effort, the Equal  Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a technical assistance document for employers and another for employees explaining background check laws enforced by both agencies. The EEOC is charge of laws that ensure background checks are…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

H-1B Visas for FY2015 Already Gone

Anyone who has not yet filed a petition for a Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B visa is out of luck. As predicted, the available H-1B visas went quickly as …

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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