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Adelphias Rent to Own Recruiting Solution

May 29, 2004
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VP John Pitek hired an interim marketing director at a cost of $182,000 per year—higher than the $120,000 salary at which the company eventually hired the interim 60 days later. “It’s a small fee to pay to avoid a big mistake,” Pitek says.
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Companies Demand Vetted Temps

May 28, 2004
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Facing the risk of property and identity theft, some companies insist that their staffing agencies run background checks on temporary workers--and pay for it.
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The Temp Match Game

October 3, 2003
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Hiring the wrong temp can leave ugly permanent marks on an organization--unhappy customers, plummeting productivity and high costs. The right temp can help increase revenues, whittle down labor costs and enhance productivity. Some companies have figured out how to find temporary workers that exactly match their business and culture.
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Seven Costly Myths About Managing Contract Workers

September 18, 2003
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Businesses can be led to believe they are saving costs by classifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees. Ultimately, this could be costly.
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Common Contractor Myths

September 18, 2003
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You can't avoid risk just by complying with the IRS worker-status test.
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Tips for Developing a Mobile Talent Pool

September 18, 2003
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At Camping World, a designated HR staff member focuses on matching each employee's list of preferences for seasonal destinations with local managers' projections of seasonal work needs.
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Best Practices for Using Temporary Employees

September 18, 2003
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You've got to make sure you don't blur the line between these temporary workers and your regular staff. Here are some ideas for staying on the safe side of that line.
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A Cure for Contingent Costs

August 1, 2003
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Companies that already use the Web as a tool for buying materials are now using it to manage contract workers. Shell Oil Products U.S. expects to cut its contingent-labor cost in half by the end of the year by using Web-based processes.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can I Persuade Management To Approve More Part-Time Hours

May 8, 2003
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My department has one full-time and one part-time employee managing benefits and payroll for a staff of more than 300 employees. I want to ask management to approve more hours for my part-time assistant. I’ve asked for additional hours each budget year, without success. How can I convince management that we need more than 60 man hours per week?
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