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1811, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |November 18th, 2019|

Checking credentials. Given consumer wariness about the way their data is used, some organizations are striving to redefine privacy to create an environment where consumers and brands thrive with intentionally consented relationships regarding data agency, data ethics, and data reciprocity. And with more governments imposing greater data protection regulation as exemplified by the European Union’s […]

1811, 2019

In the Market

By |November 18th, 2019|

Scouting out an acquisition target, or seeking a buyer, requires a significant amount of homework. Buyers and sellers need access to databases of companies, which they then need to narrow down based on potential interest/ fit. After time-consuming legwork, companies can cross off names one by one, until finally they come up with realistic short […]

1811, 2019

Limit Your Costs

By |November 18th, 2019|

Many staffing firms hire outside lawyers for litigation and other matters. What you pay for the lawyers you choose depends on how well you negotiate.

Law firms use engagement letter contracts to document fees and other aspects of the attorney-client relationship, but those mainly protect the law firm’s interests. To limit your costs, you should assertively […]

1811, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |November 18th, 2019|

California Enacts New Labor Laws

California Gov. Gavin Newsom in October signed new employment-related bills into law, including a ban on forced arbitration and more time for sexual harassment and discrimination victims to file complaints.

Arbitration. Assembly Bill 51 prohibits employers from requiring applicants for employment or existing employees, as a condition of employment, continued employment, or […]

1811, 2019

Tech + Jobs

By |November 18th, 2019|

Uber introduces its industrial staffing service

Uber Technologies Inc. announced the rollout of its Uber Works industrial staffing app in a blog post. For now, Uber Works is operating only in Chicago, and the company is working with staffing firms TalentBurst and TrueBlue Inc. Workers are classified as employees of the staffing firms.

In order to get […]

1811, 2019

Modernizing Moonlighting

By |November 18th, 2019|

Startup investing website Republic.co states that freelancers will comprise 43% of the US work marketplace by 2020. And according to a 2017 study by Upwork and Freelancers Union, freelance jobs are expected to account for the majority of the American workplace by 2027. In America, as well as globally, freelancing has established a foothold. Job […]

1811, 2019

A Tale of Commitment

By |November 18th, 2019|

Most companies today understand the importance of employee engagement, but what they’re learning is that employee engagement transcends full-time employees to include contingent workers. In the most recent “Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements Survey” by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5.9 million US workers are classified as contingent. In a workforce made up increasingly […]

1811, 2019

My Nomadic Life

By |November 18th, 2019|

As I stared at my husband from across the deck, I said, “We could be homeless next month. … What are we going to do without a paycheck?” Both of us are travel nurses, our current assignment was to end in three weeks and we were starting to wonder if we would get a new […]

2409, 2019

Candidates Who Stick

By |September 24th, 2019|

The US labor market is as candidate-driven as it has ever been. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings are largely outnumbering the number of candidates, and this is happening in a context where unemployment is close to an all-time low. You may wonder how this situation could actually benefit enterprising staffing […]

2409, 2019

Category Contention

By |September 24th, 2019|

As global competition and technological change progressively require more worker specialization and just-in-time delivery of highly specialized talent, the pressure on businesses to engage consultants on an independent or “gig” basis continues to grow, especially for high-end, knowledge-based consultants. And while some independent contractors would prefer to be employees, surveys suggest independents are the most […]