Workforce Management

The Difference Between an Independent Contractor, Employee and Temp: When to Hire Each

December 7, 2018

When to consider engaging an independent contractor versus hiring a temporary or full-time employee.

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The Direct and Indirect Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement Methods

December 4, 2018

Learn about the costs associated with different independent contractor engagement methods and review a case study to see cost savings in action.

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Five Independent Workforce Trends Impacting the Future of Work

November 20, 2018

Learn about the preferences and trends impacting today’s most in-demand independent professionals, and implications for your independent workforce strategy.

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Independent Professionals: Who They Are and What You Should Know About Them

November 13, 2018

The independent workforce is comprised of nearly 42 million people who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and more. This fast-growing population includes all age ranges, genders, skill sets, and income levels, and spans many different segments of our economy from app-based commodity service like on-demand drivers, to graphic designers, government consultants, and personal finance experts. However,…

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3 Reasons to Use a Written Consulting Agreement

November 7, 2018

Why You Need a Written Consulting Agreement When engaging independent contractors, it can be tempting to review the work you need done, come to an understanding, and get started as quickly as possible. However, oral agreements can be dangerous and lead to legal headaches for both your company and the independent contractor you are working with.…

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4 Steps to Hiring the Right Independent Professional for Your Workforce Needs

November 1, 2018

You need to find a savvy, highly-skilled independent professional who respects a strict budget and has a specific area of expertise. Work needs to get done, and there’s no time to waste. So, where should you start looking, and how do you effectively screen and monitor the talent you find to protect your company’s best…

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How to Build a Budget for Independent Workforce Management

October 25, 2018

Best practices and industry standards for engaging and paying independent contractors.

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How to Attract and Retain Great Independent Talent

October 19, 2018

Five tips for leveraging and engaging top independent talent for your business.

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Three Key Themes from the 2018 SIA CWS Summit & GigE Events

October 18, 2018

The growing independent workforce, moving beyond direct sourcing, and prioritizing the needs of talent for a successful contingent workforce program: a recap of key themes from the 2018 SIA CWS Summit and GigE events.

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Are Independent Contractors Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

July 31, 2018

A common question on the minds of enterprises, staffing firms, and on-demand platforms is: how do we solve for worker injury and workers’ compensation when engaging independent contractors? It’s a hot-button problem with tangible risk, particularly in light of the many lawsuits continuing to underline the issue. As an enterprise, it’s time to start thinking about the risks…

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