Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – July 2013 Archive (7)

7 Contractor Interview Topics to Handle with Care

Interviewing is one of the key components in selecting quality contract candidates for your clients. But this vital practice can also get you and your clients in legal hot water if you are not careful. Certain questions can spur claims of discrimination.  

Recruiters should be especially careful (and advise their clients to be careful) when asking contract candidates questions regarding the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 31, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

6 Types of Contract Placements

Contract staffing is not just a singular service offering that you can add to your business model. It provides a variety of ways to help solve your clients' unique staffing issues. In fact, there are six commonly recognized types of contract placements that you can offer to your clients:

1. Traditional contract staffing

  • Recruiter gets contract…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Era of the "Just-in-Time" Workforce

The recession and the slow economic recovery have left many employers reluctant to make a long-term investment in employees. Instead, many are turning to what is being called the "just-in-time" workforce.

The Associated Press (AP) discusses the growing desire of companies' to match their workforces to their workload in the article…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Everybody is Talking About Contract Staffing. Why Aren't You?

From Staffing Industry Analysts to the Associated Press (AP), there seems to be one hot topic this summer: contract staffing.

The word is that contract hiring is going to continue to increase through the rest of 2013 as it becomes more evident that contract staffing has carved out a permanent place in the American workforce. Consider the following…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are Your Clients' Internships Legal?

Many college students need real work experience for school credit or to get a job after graduation, so they may agree to work as interns for free.  But recruiters should warn their clients about this dangerous trap of unpaid internships. 

As a recent case against Fox Searchlight…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How will the Delay of Obamacare Employer Mandate Affect Recruiters?

Employers all across America took a collective sigh of relief last week when the Obama administration announced that the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be postponed until 2015. But the decision could leave some recruiters wondering how this will affect their firms, many of which stood to benefit from the mandate.

The employer mandate was to require employers…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Are Your Contractor Background Checks Discriminatory?

As a recruiter, your reputation rests on sending clients quality contractors. Beyond ensuring they fit the job requirements, you want to make sure contractors will not put your clients or their in-house employees at financial or physical risk. That's why many recruiters want background checks on contract candidates. But when done improperly, a practice that is meant to protect you and your clients can do more harm than good.

Criminal background checks have increasingly been under fire…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 8, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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