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How to Effectively Manage a Freelance Workforce

According to the Freelancers Union, there are currently about 54 million people doing freelance work to earn a living in the U.S., and Intuit estimates that by 2020 freelancers will comprise about 40 percent of the total workforce. These ‘solopreneurs’ have grown exponentially since the economic downturn in 2007, and they are an important segment of the Gig Economy. If your firm isn’t leveraging freelancers to fill important roles when you need help on a short-term basis to ease workloads, or need specialized skills that are hard to recruit, you’re missing a great opportunity.

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Tags: talent, gig economy, freelance workforce

How to Beat the Talent Shortage in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry has been challenged with talent shortages for several years, and to the industry’s credit, they have found innovative ways to deal with those shortages. This includes creating physician’s assistant and nurse practitioner roles to reduce the workload on primary care physicians, as well as shifting high-volume, low-skill care such as vaccines to pharmacies and other retail locations.

However, as the industry continues to transition to a value-centered model, rather than a volume-centered model, and healthcare technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated in both patient care and administration, the challenges have become even more acute. An older and less healthy patient population, coupled with changing healthcare laws and regulations, only adds to this burden.

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Tags: talent, talent shortage, healthcare

Update: November 2016 Employment Industry Trends

The current economic environment has had major impacts on the US labor market. Events such as the FLSA Overtime Ruling (and subsequent delay), increases in retail online shopping, and IC misclassification lawsuits are reshaping the talent strategy of organizations both large and small. Here's a snapshot of the employment outlook as we wrap up 2016.

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Build Your Intern Program into a Rotational Development Program

If you’ve been running an intern program for your organization for a while and would like to know how to grow it into an even bigger part of your talent pipeline strategy, consider building it to the next level of sophistication as a Rotational Development Program. These programs build on what makes your current intern program successful: providing meaningful learning experiences for your interns while also enabling you to identify talent that you want to bring onto your regular workforce.

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Tags: hiring, talent

How to Outsource Recruiting Without Damaging Your Employer Brand

As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is certainly true when you are recruiting new employees, and your job candidates are forming their first impressions at every stage of the recruitment process. So, what does your process look and feel like, whether the candidate is applying online via your website or a third-party job board, or if they are walking in your front door for a first interview? Is their experience consistent with your brand and corporate culture? If not, we highly recommend making some adjustments to ensure you are not scaring away great candidates before they even get a chance to meet you.

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Tags: employer brand

Is Your Workforce as Profitable as it Could Be?

The sophistication of the human resources function and the Big Data that is now available throughout the organization are making it possible to take a more detailed look at every aspect of managing your workforce to enhance profitability of the enterprise. If you can make changes that increase the productive output per employee, it will inevitably contribute to either increasing revenue or reducing cost somewhere in the organization. Our latest eBook, "Anatomy of a Profitable Workforce," describes how you can uncover hidden opportunities to optimize your workforce.

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Tags: workforce consulting

Calculating the Cost of Employee Misclassification

An employer's failure to properly classify its workers as employees, rather than independent contractors, could result in liability for years of unpaid wages, insurance, benefits and employment taxes, in addition to penalty fees. Misclassification may also result in employers having to defend costly class-action litigation.

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Tags: employee classification

Best Practices to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

Are you losing too many good candidates to other companies because they are able to close the deal while you are still scheduling second interviews? If so, this infographic is for you. 

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Tags: recruiting, employer brand, hiring, hiring managers, talent, sourcing, interviewing

Independent Contractors & Employees Are Not The Same

According to IRS.gov, if an organization classifies an employee as an independent contractor without a reasonable basis for doing so, you may be held liable for employment taxes for that worker. 

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Tags: employee classification, independent contractors, compliance

How We Enabled Our Clients to Achieve a 30 Percent Diversity Spend

If you’re working hard to increase supplier diversity in your organization, your staffing supplier network is a good place to focus. Enterforce is a woman-owned enterprise, and we have a strong reputation for helping our clients achieve both their supplier diversity and their workforce diversity goals through our strategic and focused approach with 400+ suppliers nationwide.

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Tags: supplier diversity, workforce consulting