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2506, 2018

Who’s an IC?

By |June 25th, 2018|

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court adopted a stricter test for determining who is an independent contractor, and executives say the decision in the case, known as the Dynamex case, will have a significant impact on companies that use independent contractors — especially online gig economy platforms with independent contractor models — and the […]

1004, 2018

Re-Enter Moms

By |April 10th, 2018|

It’s a familiar story.  Mothers who take a break in their careers to raise children. They are ready to return to work, but face a bias from employers and concerns over the gap in their work history. And stay-at-home mothers often have difficulty returning in a senior position or at the salary level they were […]

504, 2018

Rising Overtime

By |April 5th, 2018|

As US manufacturing firms have expanded operations and increased their headcount over the past year, it is not surprising that use of overtime hours has also grown, as firms scramble to keep their operations running smoothly around the clock, handle spikes in demand, or fill in for absences or vacancies in their workforce. The uptick […]

1303, 2018

Ready or Not, Here it Comes

By |March 13th, 2018|

When Congress passed its sweeping tax overhaul last December, US businesses celebrated the reduction of the corporate tax rate to 21%. In addition to the corporate tax break, pass-through entities — which include sole proprietorships, LLCs, partnerships and S-corps — also got a concession through a hotly debated arrangement.

This “pass-through provision” allows these entities — […]

2201, 2018

The Dawn of the Digital Manager

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Think about your boss. You may be experiencing a positive feeling due to their genuine support and encouragement — or you may have felt a tinge of frustration resulting from their controlling and authoritarian approach. So, the following news may be or may not be welcome: The role of manager (as you know them) is […]

1212, 2017

The New Enterprise

By |December 12th, 2017|

Recruitment firm Cordant Group announced in September that it was taking on a mission that goes beyond just returning values to shareholders, that of being a “social enterprise.”

Being a social enterprise is more than a name or slogan. Companies that claim that label, in the form of Community Interest Companies, as they exist in the […]

910, 2017

Crack the Case

By |October 9th, 2017|

Your website is the single most important marketing vehicle for your staffing firm — and the one with the highest potential return on investment. Each month, it will host thousands (if not tens of thousands) of visitors — employers, job seekers, possibly even investors. It can be a powerful tool for generating leads (and sales), […]

2609, 2017

Industrial Staffing in a Time of Candidate Scarcity

By |September 26th, 2017|

Since the great recession, the industrial segment of the US temporary staffing market has nearly doubled in size to reach an estimated $33 billion this year, according to our most recent forecast. After a strong run of expansion, the market declined in 2016 and the projected growth rate for 2017 and 2018 is a modest 2%, […]

509, 2017

The Next Industrial Revolution

By |September 5th, 2017|

You may, or may not, be aware that the Fourth Industrial Revolution came upon us a couple of years ago. Each of its predecessors had been powered by the invention of ground-breaking new technologies; the First, in the 1780s, came about through the development of mechanical production techniques harnessing water and steam power, the Second […]

1307, 2017

The Barbell Effect

By |July 13th, 2017|

Independent work has evolved from “something you do when you can’t get a real job” to a viable, coveted way for many to work, and data from MBO Partners’ 2017 State of Independence in America support that trend. In fact, growth at the high and low ends of the market and a leveling out of […]