Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

Could Contracting Be EASIER Than Direct-Hire?

Many recruiters shy away from contracting because they think it is too complicated. But as we pointed out in our last blog post, when a recruiter uses a contracting back-office, the process is actually very similar to a direct-hire placement. In fact, in many ways, contract…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What You Need to Know to Do Contracting (Hint: It's Only One Thing, and You Already Know It!)

You already know that  you should do contracting. You know it can help you keep income flowing when direct-hire job orders are sparse. And you  know that more and more of  your clients want contractors and are probably going to your competitors to get them.

So why aren't you doing it?  Well, there's a misconception out there that contracting is hard.  Let's face it, it sounds hard. Who is the legal employer of the contractors? What…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 6, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

How Contracting Can End the Financial Industry Hiring Stand-Off

Financial firms are ready to hire but are frustrated by the available candidates, and the feeling seems to be mutual, according to a recent Workforce Management article.

The firms that are looking to hire say they may increase their staffs by up to 30 percent, according to the article.  But…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 6, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

The Summer of the Paid Intern

As a new crop of college graduates attempts to enter the workforce, a recent Human Resources Executive Online article reminds companies to be careful when bringing on interns, particularly unpaid interns.

As we reported last year, the Department of Labor (DOL) and state agencies have been cracking down on illegal unpaid internships. In…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 6, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

How Do I Explain My Contracting Back-Office to Client Companies?

Contracting is a great way to bring in an additional stream of steady, more predictable income. But many recruiters shy away from contracting because they don't want to take on the financial, legal, and administrative burdens that come with employing their contractors.

Luckily there is a way to sidestep those burdens and still reap the rewards of offering contract staffing to your clients - by utilizing a contracting back-office. So that just leaves…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 6, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

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