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How Much Love Should We Show for Our Temporary Workers?

February 25, 2014
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We’re hearing more people talk about engagement for contractors and temporary staff, or contingency labor. While this sounds great in theory, how plausible is it? And does it carry the same weight as engaging our direct hires?

 — Enough Worries, project manager, architectural manufacturing, Memphis


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How Should We Treat Our Contingent Workforce?

December 4, 2013
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We are an apparel maker that uses contingent workers for a variety of high-level tasks, such as designers and engineering. Is it important for us to engage them like our paid staff, and if so, why and how do we do it? 

—Laboring to Make the Connection, generalist, manufacturer, Memphis, Tennessee


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Ho-Ho-Oh-No: Holiday Hiring May Not Be So Jolly This Year

November 10, 2013
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Retail hiring is expected to be high this year, but it’s not expected to surpass last year’s ultimate total — the highest in 12 years.
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Not-So-Temporary Solutions

October 16, 2013
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With issues like the impending implementation of the Affordable Care Act, employers are still hesitant to commit to full-time hires and are looking to temporary staffing to fill the void. Hot List and Data Bank within.
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Five Things to Know About Working With Staffing Firms

October 16, 2013
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Employers should be aware that the use of temporary workers can pose a number of unanticipated difficulties.
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CareerBuilder: More Employers to Use Temps

December 28, 2012
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Four in ten employers plan to bring in temporary and contract workers next year, up from 36 percent in last year’s survey and 34 percent in the survey from two years ago.
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Temp Workers Sue Wal-Mart, Staffing Firms

October 23, 2012
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A group of Illinois workers filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready - Midwest Inc. — claiming they didn't receive pay for all hours worked and didn't receive employment and wage notices as required by law, according to the complaint in the lawsuit.
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IRS Notice Gives Employers Clarity on Definition of 'Full Time'

September 24, 2012
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Under the notice, which will remain in effect at least through 2014, employers can use a retrospective measurement period lasting between three and 12 months to determine whether an employee's hours meet the definition of “full time” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Temp Bill Rates May Be Back on Rise

September 14, 2012
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The IQNdex's August reading of 105.9 is up 0.7 percent from July and up 1.2 percent from three months ago. The increases compare to the entire 12 months ended in May when the IQNdex rose by less than 1 percent.
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Temp Jobs Fall by 4,900 in August

September 7, 2012
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Temporary employment as a percent of total employment — the temporary help penetration rate — slipped to 1.89 percent in August from 1.90 percent in July.
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