Reconsidering the Risks of Independent Contractors

The pandemic has caused massive changes to how companies utilize talent. With talent being key to organizational success and independent contractors being critical to the talent portfolio, ...
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Don’t become talk-show fodder

Being a contingent worker can be dangerous. And I am not being facetious here.  It took an HBO segment to write this post. In his March 31 episode of “Last Week Tonight” ...
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USDOL in Fight for Independent Contractor Compliance

The U.S. workforce is changing. With the proliferation of companies like Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, and UpWork utilizing new on-demand economy business models, the contingent workforce ...
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Trends and Drivers of the Evolving Contingent Workforce

This post was co-ed by Terri Gallagher. There is a major workforce shift happening that is moving many away from having one job and staying in it for decades. According to a ...
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The Modern Solution for a Multi-Faceted Workforce: Certified Self-Employed

Today, the American independent workforce holds a vital place in the country’s economic landscape. There are more than 40 million people working as independents, and together, this ...
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Certified Self-Employed: Adding Necessary Certainty to Worker Classification

Over the past eight years or so, I have frequently written for Staffing Industry Analysts, and have spoken at a number of their events. While there is a collection of interesting areas ...
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Contingent Worker Definitions – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

No wonder hiring managers are so confused. They just want to get their work done, products out the door and technology developed. Today, the non-employee labor space is plagued by everything ...
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Engaging with ICs? Three Things to Consider

Engaging with ICs is a very productive and cost effective way to work smart in your business.  As more companies implement contingent worker programs as part of their overall business ...
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M&A and the Price of Misclassifying Independent Contractors

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) trends are growing on a global scale, and the benefits are many. M&As create cost efficiencies through economies of scale and also lead to tax ...
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The $8 Billion Leaky Faucet (Part 2)

Last week, I wrote about a major issue that seems to have crept up on corporate America without notice. U.S. companies will spend $8 billion in 2014 on direct hire agency fees, yet ...
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