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The Hidden Costs of Obamacare

Even-small-recruting-firms-could-have-Obamacare-responsbilities-331As a professional in the business world, you are likely aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also referred to as Obamacare) is not without costs, but some are more apparent than others. Among the obvious requirements, individuals must [...read more...]

Are You Protecting Yourself from Negligent Hiring Claims?

Businessman shelteringDo you run background checks when placing individuals in direct hire or contract positions? If not, you should highly consider it. Negligent hiring claims are made when there is something in the individual’s history that could have predicted the [...read more...]

Should You Ignore Job Hoppers?

Man climbing stairs(Original post date 9/6/11, updated 3/11/15) For many recruiters, the knee-jerk reaction to the question of whether or not job hoppers should be overlooked is a resounding “Yes!” After all, your clients don’t want to pay you good money to place [...read more...]

When to Walk Away – and When to Run

Handshake with Question MarkGuest article by Barbara J. Bruno, CPC, CTS, CEO of Good as Gold Training, Inc. You are not paid on efforts, you are paid on results.  Learn to identify the signs that reveal you are in a one-sided relationship.  You can’t afford to spend your [...read more...]

IT Contracting Predicted to Outpace Direct Hire in 2015

IT Contracting SuccessNow is a great time to be working in the Information Technology (IT) sector. According to CareerBuilder’s recent IT forecast, “More than half of IT employers plan to add full-time, permanent staff this year…in addition, 59% of IT employers will [...read more...]

8 VITAL Paid Sick Leave Issues to Understand

Paid Sick Leave LawsWhen it comes to paid sick leave (PSL), it doesn’t matter whether you run contractors through your own back-office or outsource to a back-office service provider – you need to be familiar with this employment law area.  However, unless you place [...read more...]

Q & A : What Staffing Option Can Help Me to Retain Clients?

Recruiter with Happy ClientsIn today’s complex employment and economic environment, a direct hire does not always meet a client’s needs. Offering a broad spectrum of staffing services that meets ALL your clients’ needs is vital to retain clients over time and continue [...read more...]

Make Better Matches – Barb Bruno Tells You How

IMG_20150204_121643651Guest article by Barbara J. Bruno, CPC, CTS, CEO of Good as Gold Training, Inc. Whether you are an experienced recruiter or a rookie, matching candidates is one of the most difficult skills to master.  You have worked hard to recruit qualified [...read more...]

New Audio Training – How to Get Started in Contract Staffing

how to get started in contract staffingBy far, the biggest question we get from recruiters who call inquiring about our contract staffing back-office services is “How do I get started in contract staffing?” We now have a new tool to help answer that question and other [...read more...]

6 Recruiting and Contract Staffing Trends for 2015

contract staffing trends 2015Contract staffing had quite a year. The “temporary help services sector” added jobs and broke records month after month in 2014. This growth continues even now that direct hiring has finally bounced back from the recession. So what does 2015 [...read more...]