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Special Report on Contingent StaffingThe Future of Contingent Staffing Could Be Like Something Out of a Movie

November 25, 2009
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Companies are likely to make wider use of staffing methods similar to those practiced by the film industry. Indeed, in a recent study 73 percent of employers said they anticipate some level of increase in their contingent workforce by late 2010, with nearly 35 percent planning increases of 50 percent or more.
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TOOL IRS Information on Using Independent Contractors

November 13, 2009
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The IRS provides employers with a resource page containing information on properly determining whether workers are independent contractors or employees. Here are some highlights from it, including a 160-page IRS training manual on determining independent contractor status.
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TOOL Useful Documents for OSHA's Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program

November 4, 2009
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The agency began the yearlong program in September 2009, subjecting employers in certain industries to comprehensive injury and illness records reviews. Here are links to documents that can assist employers in preparing for these rigorous site visits.
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TOOL Purchaser's Guide to Value-Based Plan Design

October 30, 2009
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The National Business Coalition on Health has developed a guide for employers that want to design health benefit plans that help people stay healthy.
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TOOL Health Observances for November

October 30, 2009
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The Wellness Council of America notes that November is American Diabetes Month, a good time for employers and employees alike to become aware of the toll that the disease takes.
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Special Report on HR TechnologyTalent Planning for the Times

October 28, 2009
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After the chaotic cutting of the latest recession, many employers are looking at workforce planning software to provide more stability in meeting both their short- and long-term talent needs.
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TOOL Benefits Benchmarking and Trends

October 23, 2009
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A benchmarking tool and a benefits trends study allow employers to compare and evaluate their potential benefit offerings.
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TOOL Assessing H-1B Fraud

October 2, 2009
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A 2008 report found that 20 percent of H-1B filings contain technical violations or are simply fraudulent. The report has led to a crackdown on H-1B employers.
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TOOL Health Observances for October

October 1, 2009
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Employers and employees can visit Welcoa’s Web site during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for more information.
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