Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – June 2012 Archive (6)

5 Things You MUST Do When Employing a New Contractor

If you are running your own back-office for contract placements, there are certain things you need to do when a contractor starts working to ensure you have accurate payroll records and that you are in compliance with any applicable employment laws.

For each new contractor, be sure to:

  1. Verify their name and Social Security Number. This is important for W-2 reporting. If you make a mistake, the contractor's earnings could be applied to the…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Can a "One-Man Show" Offer Both Direct and Contract Services?

When adding contract staffing services to your existing direct-hire recruiting business, you must first decide if you are going to handle the back-office tasks (payroll, benefits administration, employment paperwork, invoicing, etc.) in-house or if you are going to outsource them.

Many small firms or "one-man shows" choose the latter. After all, it can take the average recruiter one to six months to get set up to handle contract staffing issues in-house.  Not only…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 25, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

Help Unemployed Candidates Get Back in the Game

The unemployment rate may be slowly going down, but there is one number that seems to keep going up: the number of Americans who have been out of work for six months or longer. 

The number of…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Time's Up for H-1B petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is no longer accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2013 because the cap  was reached on June 11. 

H-1B visas allow employers to hire foreign workers with specialized…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 14, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Can You Place "Supertemps?"

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a direct-hire executive, and able to leap big projects in a single bound, it's the Supertemp!

That is the term that the Harvard Business Review used in its recent article, "The Rise of the Supertemp," to refer to a growing group of executives who are…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 13, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments

Need Help Negotiating Contractor Pay Rates? There are Apps for That!

The Department of Labor (DOL)  has released some new mobile and Internet Browser apps designed to help employees, but recruiters may find a couple of them helpful when negotiating pay rates.

These new apps are the product of online and mobile develpment…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 7, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

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