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Best Practices to Ensure Temporary Worker Safety

August 10, 2022

Analysis of workers’ compensation data indicates that the risk of experiencing work-related injuries may be higher for contingent workers than for non-contingents.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “host employers are responsible for protecting the safety and health of all workers, whether temporary or permanent.”   It may surprise you to learn that:…

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The Challenge of Defining an Independent Contractor

August 10, 2022

Over the years, the Department of Labor (DOL), individual states, and the courts have attempted to establish a clear, unified definition of an independent contractor. While similar, each varies enough to cause employer confusion and increased litigation. While this is not a quick and easy definition in a dictionary, most definitions are based on the…

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Walking the Salary Discussion Tightrope 

August 10, 2022

Over the past five years, there has been a growing trend to implement salary history bans. These laws are aimed at ending the cycle of pay inequity experienced by women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups.  Workers who have experienced pay discrimination will continue to do so in potential jobs if the salary offered is based…

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When Competing for Talent, Employers Eye Time to Hire

August 10, 2022

In a period of talent scarcity, the ability to reduce time to hire (a.k.a. time to fill) is critical when competing for great talent. Speedy hiring, especially in cases where droves of workers are needed such as for seasonal work, it seems, is now a “thing” in the HR world.   Does shrinking time to fill…

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Skills vs. Degrees: Are the Tides Turning?

August 10, 2022

As you look around, it’s not difficult to see that there’s a dire need for employees, and it’s not just in restaurants. Entire industries are facing labor shortages, and one emerging strategy to address talent scarcity is to emphasize skills rather than degrees. Could the tides be turning?   Today’s job market is shifting and changing…

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What is Work-Life Synergy and How to Apply it to your life

April 7, 2022

I think we have all heard the term “work-life balance” but what about work-life synergy? According to an article on Medium.com “Work-life balance implies there are two sides competing, like weights on opposite sides of a scale, and by compartmentalizing you can focus fully on one and then the other. Work-life synergy focuses on finding ways…

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Building Relationships and Networks While Working Remotely

April 7, 2022

Building relationships is no easy task and it gets especially tricky when you start a fully remote job. Whether you are looking to build relationships with your co-workers or make some new connections in the industry, there are ways to put yourself out there and make some new professional connections. Find Common Ground Finding common…

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Using Social Media Like a Professional

April 7, 2022

Hopping on social media as a professional can be a scary endeavor, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. There are ways to present yourself and your “brand” as a well put together individual with a lot to offer the working world. Here are a few ways to approach social media as a business professional.…

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Why Contingent Labor Might be Right for You

April 7, 2022

Contingent Labor includes several different types of workers including Temporary Contractors, Consultants, Independent Contractors, Gig Workers, or Freelancers. Sometimes these roles catch a little bit of flack because they might not be considered “permanent” employees. That’s a common misconception; many contingent engagements last for years, and you can most certainly still get the full-time hours…

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What to look for in employers in today’s employee driven market

April 7, 2022

The average American worker will hold twelve (12) jobs over a lifetime. One of the impacts of COVID is that this rate increased either because individuals lost their job and were forced to find a new one, or because it provided an opportunity for many to reconsider their work and career goals.  As the economy…

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