Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – November 2010 Archive (4)

Conducting Legal Background Checks on Contractors

It is standard operating procedure for many, if not most, employers to check the criminal backgrounds of their new direct-hires. But as contractors increasingly are filling vital roles in organizations that require them to have access to sensitive information, it is important that their criminal backgrounds also be checked . . . and that the proper procedure is followed when those checks are conducted.


When an employer uses an outside vendor to conduct…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 17, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

Tips for Negotiating Contract Candidate Pay Rates

When negotiating a contract candidate’s pay rate, it may feel like you are between a rock and a hard place. After all, both the client and the candidate are your customers. You have to make your client happy if you hope to get future job orders, and a satisfied candidate will likely turn to you for future contract opportunities and may even refer friends looking for contract work.

So where do you start? A common rule of thumb is to divide the annual salary for a comparable direct…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 12, 2010 at 9:07am — No Comments

Manufacturing Company Adds 9,000 to "Flexible Workforce"

Equipment maker Caterpillar, Inc., announced in its third quarter earnings statement that it has added 9,000 people to its "flexible workforce," according to a recent news release by Staffing…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 10, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Company Pays More Than $1 Million to Settle I-9 Fine

A recent fine levied against an Ohio-based company should serve as a warning to employers that simple recordkeeping mistakes on I-9s could cost them big.

According to a recent Human Resource Executive Online article, Abercrombie & Fitch agreed to pay $1,047,110 to settle the fine that was waged after a 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 8, 2010 at 2:17pm — No Comments

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