What is the Average Turnaround Time for a Background Check?

Hiring a new employee is a risky proposition for an employer. That’s why careful screening is so crucial to the new hire process. One of the tools business owners often use to mitigate their risk is the background screening process. How does a background test work, and how long should it take? What are the […]

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Successfully Manage a Multi-State Workforce

From an HR perspective, employment has probably never been so complicated. From part-time to full-time, contractor to freelance, there are employee designations with varying rules these days at the state and federal levels. One of these complexities rests with hiring contractors across state lines. How can managers create an engaging environment for workers while still […]

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How Would an EOR Handle a Contractor’s Expense Reimbursement

Contracting is the new black of employment models. Today there are 10 to 15 million contractors working in the U.S. That number is expected to grow. One of the complexities inherent in working with contractors is how to reimburse them for expenses. Reimbursing employees is difficult enough; companies struggle even more with organizing around contractor reimbursement. Here’s […]

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Benefits of the “Just In Time Workforce” Model

The work world is an ever-changing environment. The trick for companies is to maximize the latest trends, regulations, and processes to stay ahead of the game. One of the changes we’ve seen in the last few years is an increase in the “just in time workforce,” which has added flexibility and cost-effectiveness at a time […]

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3 Payroll Pain Points for Employers

Most HR managers have a love-hate relationship with payroll. On the one hand, they understand the value of the business and its valuable employees. On the other hand, is increasing complexities around federal and state regulatory rules, taxes, benefits, and more. All of these challenges make payroll both one of your most essential functions, but […]

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Contract Nurses are a Cost Saving Option

Nurses are one of the healthcare systems greatest resources and one of it’s biggest expenses.  In the midst of a nursing shortage, administrators are looking for new and cost effective solutions. Because of the hourly bill rate, many assume contract nurses are more costly.  A closer look at the numbers will show how contract nurses […]

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Strategies to Assimilate Your Contingent Workers in With Core Employees

Everyone wants to feel valued for their contributions at work. But when a worker is from the contingent labor pool, it’s harder for companies to make them feel a part of their core employee group. About 20% of the American workforce is made up of the contingent workforce. Whether it’s freelancers or part-timers, temporary workers, or contract-to-hire, […]

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5 Biggest Stealers of Time for Your Recruiters and Solutions

The latest studies show that small business owners spend one day a week or more on HR paperwork issues. This goes up 37% if the company has between 20 and 49 people. The same is true for recruiting and hiring teams, who spend about 30 hours a week handling administrative tasks during the candidate search process. What are the […]

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Healthcare Staffing Demand: Contract staff improve safety and care

Healthcare staffing is critical for safe patient care.  Seasonal changes in staffing demand are common but challenging.  Most healthcare organizations have flexible staffing plans to meet these demands.  Plans often include adding hours for part-time staff, offering bonus pay for extra shifts, and canceling elective procedures. But this isn’t always enough to keep from running […]

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Recent COBRA Extensions Due to COVID-19

Attention, HR teams; there’s another change on the books.   COBRA, the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, is the ruling that allows employees who lose their job to continue their health insurance coverage. With more than 40 million Americans filing for unemployment by May 2020, the chances of experiencing a health insurance crisis are high. […]

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