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Will 2021 Be a Year of Thriving or Surviving for Your Workforce?

June 10, 2021

Everyone agrees, in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, there is much cause for a general feeling of insecurity for employers seeking to ramp up operations and fully reopen. This post is the first segment of a 3-part series exploring the current level of business insecurity and the impact if has on workforce plans. The…

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What is Contractor Compliance?

May 21, 2021

The use of contract labor by businesses and organizations of all sizes continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Entire app-driven industries have been helping to drive the popularity of contract labor, as has the decentralization of the traditional workplace fueled by COVID and the downsizing of brick and mortar offices. However, as more and…

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Protecting Yourself as an Independent Contractor

May 21, 2021

More and more workers are moving into roles as independent contractors (ICs) with the rise of the gig economy and the expanding utilization of ICs by hiring organizations. There are many benefits to being an IC, including the flexibility that comes with being one’s own boss. However, there are many serious considerations to ponder when…

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What are the Current IRS Rules for Independent Contractors?

May 12, 2021

Its good to periodically check in with the IRS with regard to the rules governing Independent Contractors or ICs. Due to rapidly evolving roles regarded as ICs – many of which emanate from tech advancements like the rise of application-based roles like Uber and others – it is a wise practice to stay abreast of…

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Three Ways to Plan for the Future of Work Post-Pandemic

April 30, 2021

Benjamin Franklin is purported to be the one who first said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” The provenance of this axiom notwithstanding, it is an absolute truism that in the absence of planning for uncertainty, workforce management programs are far more likely to fail at delivering on their purpose –…

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Can Employers Make Proof of Vaccination a Requirement?

April 19, 2021

With the COVID-19 vaccines rolling out across the United States, there is growing controversy surrounding whether or not proof of inoculation can be required in numerous areas. Can public venues like stadiums, theaters, schools, and others legally require proof of vaccination before admitting customers into their facilities? More important to this audience, can employers require…

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Will AI Replace the Human Workforce Post-Pandemic?

April 14, 2021

The long-tail effects of the pandemic of 2020/2021 will continue to affect the face of the labor market. By extension, workforce planning and management will need to modulate their activities, even after things return to something resembling “normal”. One such notable change that is likely to impact workforce planning activity is the increased use of…

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Job Growth Is Returning – Where It May Be Felt Most

March 26, 2021

A return to something approaching normal seems to be on the horizon and the American workforce is expressing increasing levels of confidence as vaccination efforts gain traction. This week, the Forbes Advisor-Ipsos Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker turned in a week-over-week increase of 3.7%, rising to a confidence level of 65.5 out of a possible 1000.…

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Is Your Organization Protected Against FLSA Compliance Challenges?

March 19, 2021

Most workforce management professionals are well-aware of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which governs such well known regulations as minimum wage requirements, overtime compensation, and child labor practices. Many however, may be surprised to learn the FLSA has been the law of the land since it was signed into law by President Franklin Delano…

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Rapid Changes in Workforce Industry Underscores Need for Seasoned Guidance

March 11, 2021

No one could argue that the nature of work and the workforce continues to undergo a rapid evolution. Driven by advances in technology and computing power, modulated by the shifting demands of working in the pandemic age, changes effecting workforce planning and management continue to come fast and furious. This is clearly visible in the…

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