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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Help a New Manager Manage?

June 13, 2011
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How should a new manager approach employees who aren't doing their jobs? All of our employees have job descriptions and written job expectations, yet many come up short when it comes to meeting them. One is a diligent manager who tries hard to create an effective branch—and to help employees develop their skills for possible career advancement. We are concerned she may be overcome by frustration.
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Minimizing Contingent Worker Risks

June 5, 2011
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Choose the staffing agencies that supply your workers carefully, and make sure your contract with them protects you from legal liability.
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More Employers Take on Temps, but Planning Is Paramount

June 5, 2011
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Some companies aren’t waiting for the government to be their guide on this journey. They use a stringent vetting process where workers must answer questions that go beyond what the government requires. Workers who want to be classified as independent contractors are asked for documentation that could include a list of clients and tax information.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> We Lost Historical Data on Our Staffing Strategies. How Do We Rebuild?

May 31, 2011
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I have been given the assignment of establishing a strategic plan for staffing to become a "world-class staffing department." The trouble is, lack of data into our past: All historical information compiled from our previous HR manager got tossed during a reorganization. So how do we gain insights into where we have been, so we know which directions to take going forward? Any suggestions?
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Companies Focus Their Attention on Flexibility

March 6, 2011
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To limit contingent staffing, some companies are making permanent employees more agile.
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Recruitment Process Outsourcing Is the Wave of the Present

February 25, 2011
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Now that the economy is beginning to pick up and companies are in a position to hire, RPO providers are bounding up to the plate wielding a heavy bat.
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Caterpillar Doubles Its Flexible Workforce

January 31, 2011
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The Peoria, Illinois-based maker of heavy equipment saw its full-time workforce rise by 11.4 percent in 2010 to 104,490.
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Report Notes There Are 9 Million Temps Worldwide

January 19, 2011
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The estimated 2009 revenue for the global staffing industry was $283.1 billion, according to the report.
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PEO Firm Administaff Buys Software Line

January 6, 2011
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OrgPlus software assists in the creation of detailed organization charts that can help companies better understand their organization structure, increase productivity and more easily plan for change, according to Administaff.
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What Employers Should Know About Hiring Independent Contractors

December 28, 2010
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Employers can protect themselves from legal liability arising out of the hiring of independent contractors by adhering to some guidelines.
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