Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – November 2011 Archive (6)

Four Questions to Ask When Selecting Contract Staffing Back-Office

Using a contract staffing back-office is a great way to reap the benefits of placing contractors without the hassle and risk that comes with employing those contractors.  The question is, which contract staffing back-office should you entrust to be Employer of Record for your contractors?

Obviously, you want a back-office that has been in business for a long time and has a good reputation.  But beyond those basics, here are a few…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 21, 2011 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

Dads Need Workplace Flexibility, Too

It's no secret that the days of women being the sole caretakers of the children and men being the sole breadwinners are a thing of the past.  But according to a recent article by Human Resources Executive Online, many employers are failing to recognize that men need workplace flexibility just as much as their female counterparts.

According to the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 18, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Don't Overlook Overqualified Candidates for Contract Assignments

Like they often do with unemployed candidates, employers tend to automatically eliminate any candidates deemed to be overqualified. Employers assume that overqualified candidates will not be satisfied and, as a result, will not stick around long.  

But according to a recent Business News…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 15, 2011 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

What's the difference between a contractor and a temp?

In the world of staffing, the words "temp" and "contractor" are often used interchangeably. But in our experience, there are some differences between the two.

The word "temp" conjures up the old stereotype of the lower paid worker provided by a staffing agency. Temps often fill in for employees on vacation or to bridge the gap while a company replaces someone who has quit. Companies also turn to temps for…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 10, 2011 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

Credit Checks Limited in California. Federal law next?

California has passed a new law prohibiting employers from using credit checks in most cases, according to Workforce.  

Starting January 1, employers will only be able to only use consumer credit reports for:

  • Managers
  • Positions in the state Justice…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 4, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

California Passes Law Against Mandatory E-Verify

While many states are passing laws requiring E-Verify, California appears to be going the opposite direction.

The Empoyment Acceleration Act of 2011 forbids California, as well as any of its cities, counties, and special districts, from requiring E-Verify,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 1, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

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