Focus on Diversity and Inclusion to Drive Stronger Recruitment

Plenty has been written about the benefits of a more inclusive and diverse workforce.  From flourishing creativity to increased productivity and employee engagement, a more diverse, inclusive workplace makes recruitment and retention of talent easier.  It also translates to bottom line growth.  Companies with gender diversity on their executive teams for example were 21% more…

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What is Upskilling and Why It’s More Important than Ever

According to Forbes magazine, “Upskilling has become a corporate priority essential to hiring, developing, and retaining the best talent to continue to constantly improve on behalf of customers.” In today’s job market, where COVID has driven unprecedented waves of job departures, the desire among workers to strike out in search of better, more gainful employment…

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Market Dynamics Driving Talent Scarcity

We’ve entered a time when there are simply not enough workers to manage and grow our companies. At the same time, unprecedented levels of social, political and economic change are redrawing the boundaries and dynamics of the global workforce.  The net result is currently manifested in growing scarcity of talent and those responsible for workforce…

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Has COVID Changed the Definition of “Agile Workforce”?

In part one of this series, we explored the ways in which the events of 2020 have led to a high degree of business insecurity and reimagining how work is done.  Part one discussed how the pandemic forced a broad reinvention of work resulting in a tech-enabled, “unleashed workforce”, the acceleration of remote connectivity, emerging…

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What is Contractor Compliance?

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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What are the Current IRS Rules for Independent Contractors?

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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Can Employers Make Proof of Vaccination a Requirement?

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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Job Growth Is Returning – Where It May Be Felt Most

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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