Posts Tagged ‘independent contractors’

HR and the Contingent Workforce: Where Is It Going?

Contingent Workforce

HR and the Contingent Workforce: Where Is It Going? The gig economy, the human cloud, the 1099 workforce—whatever you want to call it, using contingent workers to create a work group or develop a product is here to stay. Rapid workplace change and the rush to market leave many companies without the skilled workers needed…

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Freelance Workers Have a Need for Independence…But You Can Retain Them?

Freelance and contract workers have become all the rage with reductions in force and mandatory budget cuts in companies across the nation. With employers escaping health insurance obligations, vacation pay, and other full-time benefits, freelance workers may require a higher wage, but are only on the books for the duration of a project or task. This is absolutely fine with the contract employees too, they prefer it that way.

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Mix & Match: Making the Most of Reorgs & Downsizing

With job cuts leveling off, corporations find themselves trying to make sense of those left after the dust has settled. Job descriptions have evolved and been altered to absorb the responsibilities of the employees that were part of any reductions in force. More with less has been the theme of many an organization over the past few years. Now that things are shifting into a steady mode, how do you take the current employees and positions and create a new “normal”? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has some ideas on how to figure that out.

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