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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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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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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Why Would My Organization Need an EOR?

These days companies are trying to do more with less cost and greater efficiency. One way to accomplish these goals is through outsourcing to an employee of record (EOR). Outsourcing allows a qualified external expert to handle essential organizational functions more efficiently than handling the job in-house. Outsourcing your HR-related activities to an EOR makes […]

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Understanding Employee Classifications III: Relationship

The laws governing employment status are changing, as more American workers take up independent contracting as a side hustle or survive the downturn in the economy. Employers who accidentally or deliberately misclassify their workers as independent contractors but who meet all the criteria the IRS sets for full-time employees are likely to be on the […]

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Understanding Employee Classifications II: Financial Control

Under the letter of the law, the lines between employees and independent contractors have started to blur a bit. New lawsuits are coming down in favor of 1099 contractors who say their employers are working them in ways that are very much the same as a full-time worker. Companies are watching these rulings closely to […]

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