The Absolute Non-Negotiable When Direct Sourcing 2560 1707 Alicia East

The Absolute Non-Negotiable When Direct Sourcing

It’s easier than ever for companies to use their own talent pool to meet their contingent workforce needs. Direct Sourcing allows businesses to place workers on a temporary basis, while keeping the best workers in the pipeline between projects. Direct sourcing is a great tool in the toolbox for contingent workforce management, but companies must…

What Can Misclassifying Employees Cost You? 2560 1707 Alicia East

What Can Misclassifying Employees Cost You?

The legal battle over which workers can be classified as independent contractors versus employees is nowhere near close to over. Wherever the battles land, one important fact remains: The IRS takes the practice of hiring independent contractors very seriously. That means companies should, too. Misclassification Costs Businesses Money While hiring an independent contractor is attractive…

Misclassification: Your $358,675 Problem 2560 1707 Alicia East

Misclassification: Your $358,675 Problem

Accurate worker classification is important for any company but those with a contingent workforce are especially vulnerable to making missteps. It’s a topic the Biden administration is paying attention to as well. The administration’s recent decision to rescind the “Worker Classification Rule” makes it easier for workers to argue for minimum wage and overtime protections/compensation. Big company…

How Apprenticeships May Be the Key to Your Talent Problem 2560 1707 Alicia East

How Apprenticeships May Be the Key to Your Talent Problem

It’s easy to think about apprenticeships as a relic of bygone years for cobblers and philosophers. But it does have a place in today’s world, albeit with a modern understanding and application. An apprenticeship is “a position as an apprentice: an arrangement in which someone learns an art, trade, or job under another.” Historically, apprenticeships have been a…

The Counterintuitive Policy That Saves Businesses Big Money 150 150 Alicia East

The Counterintuitive Policy That Saves Businesses Big Money

For small businesses, cash flow is king, queen, and the American dream. While big businesses’ budgets tend to be a little more forgiving, small businesses and contractors have much less room to handle delayed payments or unexpected expenses. That’s in the best of times. Throw a little thing like a pandemic into the mix and…

The Most Expensive Marketing Mistake You Can Make 900 633 Alicia East

The Most Expensive Marketing Mistake You Can Make

A marketing director we will call Judy with a nonprofit we shall call Suffer No Fools came to our sister company Crew Connection upon recommendation. She was skittish. After they talked through her options and how one of our vetted crews would go about telling the nonprofit’s story, she softened. Finally, she revealed why she…

How to Prevent a Security Breach And Stay Out of The Headlines 7952 5304 Alicia East

How to Prevent a Security Breach And Stay Out of The Headlines

You’ve added two-step verification to everything from your NestCam to your Einstein’s Bagels app. Maybe you’ve even frozen your credit (and your kids’ credit, if you’re super vigilant). You know a breach in your security plan could wreck your life. In business, your access to workers’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) places an enormous responsibility on your…

What Employer of Record (EOR) Means And How it Can Cover Your Butt (CYB) 2560 1710 Alicia East

What Employer of Record (EOR) Means And How it Can Cover Your Butt (CYB)

Anyone else have a whole folder dedicated to CYB? How about a whole company dedicated to doing that on your behalf? That’s basically what an Employer of Record (EOR) is. Clients usually come to us with three main CYB dreams for payroll Keep workers happy with on-time, accurate payroll. Keep the government happy with accurate…

The New Administration, Worker Classification, And Protecting Your Business 2560 1707 Alicia East

The New Administration, Worker Classification, And Protecting Your Business

We’re 3 weeks into a new administration. While Biden and co get busy on their top priorities, history tells us a little of what to expect during the next four years. The bottom line is that Democratic-led governments tend to tighten up on businesses and are very union/employee friendly. They also tend to increase regulations while Republicans…

Quit Pining Away For Normal! We Have a Better Alternative! 594 434 Alicia East

Quit Pining Away For Normal! We Have a Better Alternative!

It’s 2021 and people are craving normalcy. They want to see the inside of restaurants again. They want to get massages and go to the gym. They want to hug their grandparents. What they may not want to do again? Wear pants with zippers or wait in security lines to travel for a meeting they…