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Here’s Why The Time to Fix Employee Misclassification Problems is Now 550 459 Heidi McLean

Here’s Why The Time to Fix Employee Misclassification Problems is Now

If you’ve come anywhere near a Human Resources newsletter in the last six months, you know the government is serious about targeting misclassification of employees as independent contractors. More attention on worker classification means an already risky business is about to get riskier. Businesses like to work with contractors because it helps them avoid paying…

Do You Really Need Payroll Services? Ten Questions to Help You Decide 2560 1707 Alicia East

Do You Really Need Payroll Services? Ten Questions to Help You Decide

Time is money. And when you have a tendency to get buried under onboarding, vendor payment, classifying temporary employees, and other hiring details, time is priceless. Here’s a brief quiz to determine if hiring someone to handle your payroll services might be worth the investment. Ten Questions to Help You Decide if You Need Payroll Services Do you…

Managing a Contingent Workforce? Here’s Your Audit Prevention Checklist 150 150 Alicia East

Managing a Contingent Workforce? Here’s Your Audit Prevention Checklist

If you work with independent contractors, you know the draw. You get to tap into outside creative resources and outsource work that is not central to your main line of business. It often allows companies to better meet budget. On the surface, the barometer for identifying independent contractors is easy. They are self-employed and hired…

The Art of Delegating: How to Multiply Your Bandwidth 150 150 Alicia East

The Art of Delegating: How to Multiply Your Bandwidth

The adage goes “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” If you are the person that always gets asked, it might be time to think about how to multiply your time using the art of delegating. Engaging a partner for events, worker management, and payroll is one of the quickest ways to increase bandwidth…

What Do Fuel Shortages, Cryptocurrency, and Stolen Health Information Have In Common? 2560 1765 Alicia East

What Do Fuel Shortages, Cryptocurrency, and Stolen Health Information Have In Common?

To quote the Fiddler on the Roof. “That I can tell you in one word.” Ransomware. It’s an ever-growing global threat where the attackers hide behind computer screens and everyone from governments, industries, and individual private citizens is affected. It’s here and it goes way beyond the short-term inconveniences of skipping beef for Father’s Day or waiting…

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…