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Supervisors, Managers, and Contractors – Oh My!

Imagine the following scenario:

Lacking internal resources, a company out-sources IT functions for a technology-based project.  To meet the company’s needs, this “QA Project” is ultimately staffed with four IT professionals, none of whom is from the same agency or a company employee.  Rather, each is an employee of the placement agency from which they came, on a contract assignment with the company. 

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How to Cut the Cost of Your Contingent Workforce

JillSTOPPARDCutting the Cost of Your Contingent Workforce 

The contingent workforce has grown considerably over the last twenty years and is set to grow from $87 billion to $164 billion dollars by 2018 in the U.S. alone. There are many reasons why companies choose to increase their number of contingent workers, but reducing their costs often comes at the top of the list for companies looking to improve their bottom line. However, despite cost cutting being a major factor, many companies don’t make the most of the cost saving opportunities available to them.

 

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The Government Declares War on Employers - Government I-9 audits are spreading like the plague.

carlchustermanThese silent raids have increased from virtually zero under the previous administration to over 7,500 under President Obama.

The number of employers arrested by ICE for criminal immigration violations this year is over 100 and we are only in May. The amount of administrative fines levied against employers in 2012 is quickly approaching $5,000,000.

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Legal Issues That Could Cause Trouble For Your Staffing Business

JillSTOPPARDAs anyone who has been in the staffing industry for any length of time knows, the rules and regulations surrounding the industry are complex and change frequently. As well as federal laws, each State has unique employment rules and regulations that make it challenging for staffing companies with limited resources to work across multiple states. Staffing companies that operate in California, New York and Massachusetts in particular, can have their work cut out trying to accommodate the unique rules and regulations of those States.

 

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WHY USING A MEDIATOR IS A WISE, TIME-SENSITIVE, RELATIONSHIP-SAVING STRATEGY

rhobertashalerphdYou think you should be able to handle that conflict you have. And, likely, you’re very sure that, if only the other person would change, the conflict would cease. Two myths!

MYTH ONE: YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE A CONFLICT YOURSELF

Granted, by the time you are considered an adult—at least in height—you will have encountered enough situations of conflict that you will have some strategies.

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HCX Facts

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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