How to Get Staffing Contracts for a Nursing Agency

It’s a candidate’s job market. There are lots of jobs out there, and staffing agencies today are competing fiercely for talent. This is especially true in some of the most in-demand fields, and nursing is one of them. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing projects a shortage of staff through 2030. The data suggests we’ll need 1.2 […]

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Negligent Hiring vs Negligent Retention

Employment can be a mine field. It’s one of the most heavily regulated areas for any business, no matter your size. To add to the complexities, state and federal laws are different, plus each state and even municipalities have their own rules defining employment and workers’ compensation. That brings us to the issue of negligent […]

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3 Tips to Creating an Unbeatable Job Offer

Having a competitive job offer is more than just the icing on the cake at the end of the interview process. An unbeatable job offer is the cake itself. Candidates are looking for the full package on any offer that comes in. That’s a combination of pay, benefits, and a comfortable work environment. How can […]

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SMBs Are You Searching for HR and Compliance Expertise on a Budget?

Businesses face increasing regulations, from human resources (HR) to payroll, taxes, benefits, and so much more. Compliance with HR rules is time-consuming and risky; it seems like the rules change every year—because they do. Large companies have teams of HR experts, accountants, and payroll resources to handle all of these tricky rules. But this does […]

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What is a Per Diem Allowance?

Per diem is Latin for “per day,” which is how some employers choose to pay expenses for their contract workers. Contract workers may accrue expenses like travel or lodging, especially if they cross state lines to provide services on your behalf. This article will help you understand how the IRS considers these per diem payments and […]

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5 Benefits You Should Be Offering Your Contract Workers

Today, 65% of contract workers are working without benefits. If you’re an employer with contract workers, you may wonder if you should offer benefits to these workers? While you’re not legally required to do so, the reality is that employers offering benefits to their contract workers are far more effective at attracting top-quality employees. What are the […]

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The True Cost of Paper Checks

Astonishingly, paper checks are still a thing in our modern digital world. The manual process of sending out a paper check has been replaced by digital direct deposits and computer automation to complete these tasks. Yet, companies persist in sending out paper checks in a manual process. What is the true cost of this outdated […]

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5 Indications it is Time to Terminate an Employee

Firing an employee is probably the least favorite job of most managers. It’s an uncomfortable and delicate process that much be managed well to protect the integrity of your company and the dignity of the person being let go. Even getting to the point where you know a firing is imminent is difficult. Here’s how […]

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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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