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6 Trends Defining the Recruitment Industry in 2022

The evolving world of work is changing the recruitment industry. Stay on top of recruitment trends that are defining the industry in 2022 and beyond....

Remote Collaboration: Bringing teams together while apart

Working with remote employees in a distributed workforce or contingent workforce comes with challenges. Don’t let remote collaboration be one of the...

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Remote Collaboration: Bringing teams together while apart

Working with remote employees in a distributed workforce or contingent workforce comes with challenges. Don’t let remote collaboration be one of the...

Things to Consider When Asking Your MSP About EOR & Payroll

Ensure that you are outsourcing your administrative functions to the right partner with the expertise to handle your distributed workforce. Ask your M...

On-Demand Webinar: Building a Talent Community

We are entering a new era of talent scarcity, particularly within professional and STEM categories. We are also seeing dramatic shifts in the labor ma...

On-Demand Webinar: 9 Steps to Building a Flexible Workforce Strategy

A flexible workforce model can attract scarce talent, while driving significant cost savings and enhancing enterprise flexibility. How do today’s HR...

On-Demand Webinar: Get Prepared. Talent Engagement Strategies During Unpredictable Economic Times

Tracking economic predictions is like being in a room full of bouncing, rubber balls. In January, the Congressional Budget Office issued their economi...

Webinar: Drive Compliance in Your Talent Strategy with SAP Fieldglass Partner Solutions

Total workforce management is key to executing your company’s talent strategy. Peace of mind and efficiency of process are essential when businesses...

On-Demand Webinar: It’s Time to Adjust! Why Virtualization is Making Employee Engagement Drastically More Complex

A 2020 Gartner survey of finance executives reported that nearly 75% planned to make some of their workforce remote until 2021. Now, with the alarming...

The Changing Workforce: It’s a Whole Different Animal Virtual Conference

We attracted more than 350 registrants and featured 25+ industry experts, clients, and partners. These leaders joined in 6 interactive sessions, discu...

On-Demand Webinar: Direct Sourcing Demystified

Sixty percent of organizations state that developing a direct source strategy for talent is their top contingent workforce priority over the next two ...

Retail Industry Case Study

TalentWave client success story for a major international retailer that needed to implement a comprehensive flexible workforce strategy, including a r...

Information Services Industry Case Study

Due to the nature of their business our Client utilizes a wide range of contract experts who bring unique experience, knowledge and specialization to...

Software Industry Case Study

Our client needed to ensure their flexible workforce population was properly classified and on-boarded through a streamlined process, in a short timef...

Financial Services Industry Case Study

Our client was looking for a specialized provider of Independent Contractor (IC) Compliance and Employer of Record (EOR) services that could deliver ...

Cloud Computing Industry Case Study

Our cloud computing client’s Procurement team recognized there were significant risks associated with contract resources and potentially classifying...

Technology Industry Case Study

This technology company was looking for an IC compliance solution provider that could support their process requirements and meet contractors needs...

Mergers & Acquisitions and the Hidden Exposure of Misclassified ICs

Hidden under the shiny surface of many M&A transactions is the hidden exposure of misclassified independent contractors, which if not properly address...

Tenure Limits for Temporary Employees

Imposing tenure limits for temporary employees is a common practice. However, the minimal benefits gained from instituting and enforcing these policie...

Intellectual Property, Trade Secret Risks and Your Independent Contractors

Some practical advice on how you can best safeguard your business IP and trade secrets while still providing the critical information necessary for y...

The Perils of Do-it-Yourself Independent Contractor Compliance

We are often asked about the merits of going with an in-house, or what we call a Do-It-Yourself (DIY), approach to independent contractor compliance v...

Practical Steps in Statement of Work (SOW) Management

Statement of Work (SOW) Management serves as the basis for defining a project relationship through a formal contract agreement between the client and ...

IC Compliance Program Frequently Asked Questions

As industry experts in Independent Contractor compliance and engagement solutions, TalentWave is often asked for expert input from organizations....

The Flexible Workforce: A shock absorber for turbulent economic conditions

What is the optimal staffing level? How do you determine the right mix of traditional workers versus flexible workers (independent contractors, freel...

TalentBridge

Search your known resources and deploy them as soon as the following day with your own Talent Community. Learn more about TalentWave’s innovative te...

The Flexible Workforce Strategic Planning Guide

Almost every industry can benefit from engaging the independent workforce. So how do you effectively tap into the potential of highly skilled independ...

Best-in-Class IC Compliance: 5 Critical Program Elements

Building and/or optimizing an organization’s IC compliance strategy has become a boardroom issue for many companies. And it has become increasingly ...

Workforce Virtualization and Payroll Complexities

Develop actionable strategies you can use today to maximize your profits placing contract talent....

Essential Questions to Evaluate Outsourcing Providers Guide

This comprehensive list of questions will help staffing owners thoroughly evaluate outsourcing providers to choose the right provider for their needs....

Managing Your Virtual Workforce

Here are the critical factors you need to consider to successfully manage a virtual workforce, from tools to security and everything in between. ...

EOR vs. PEO

Discover the many differences between an employer of record (EOR) and a professional employer organization (PEO)....

Unstoppable Sales Growth: Six Tips to Build a New Revenue Stream with Contract Recruiting

Learn how recruiting companies can capture a new revenue stream amid the Great Resignation. ...

Where is All the Talent

Discover the many differences between an employer of record (EOR) and a professional employer organization (PEO)....

Distributed Workforce Combats UK Labor Shortage

The UK is suffering from a significant labor shortage despite low unemployment rates. Changing recruitment strategies can help make up the deficit. ...

Managing Distributed Workforces: Remote Payroll Taxes

Handling the payroll taxes for a remote, distributed workforce can be complicated. Ensure you’re able to hire compliantly across borders. ...

Employee Wants, Company Needs: Balancing the Borderless Workplace

People2.0’s Flexible Work Program benefits a distributed workforce by allowing for fully remote employees as well as a hybrid office arrangement. ...

What is an AOR and Who Needs One

What is an agency of record? The AOR definition is similar to that of an employer of record (EOR) but different in significant ways. Learn more....

Seven Employee Classification Types in the US and How to Identify Them Correctly

When it comes to employee classification, mapping out a plan not only ensures your staffing agency's due diligence, it can foresee changes down the ro...

What Is Considered “Reasonable in the Circumstances” for Proof of Personal Emergency Leave in Ontario? – Updated 2022

COVID-19 has revised the circumstances around personal emergency leave, and more changes are coming. What counts as reasonable in the circumstances pr...

Opportunities for Contingent Workforce Strategies

The nature of talent is changing. Agencies need to take action to stay ahead....

What Job Security Means During the Great Resignation

Job security isn’t what it used to be. Employees increasingly look for security through a diversity of experiences....

Strategies for Re-Recruiting Existing Staff

Your existing workforce is your most valuable asset. Re-recruiting your staff can help keep your talent pools intact....

How to Conduct Better Video Interviews When Hiring Remote Employees

Video interviews are now commonly used in hiring processes, but not all recruiters are using them effectively....

Seven Advantages To Remote Workers That Your Clients Will Love

Workers have loved going remote, but employers have a lot to gain from going virtual too....

Engagement Freedom – Strategies to Connect with Global Talent

Talent globalization has accelerated during the pandemic. Here’s how you can help your clients successfully build and engage a dynamic, globally dis...

Global Talent Management: Strategies to Leverage the Global Talent Community

Talent procurement strategies need to adapt rapidly to the borderless future of work. These strategies will help you successfully engage a globally di...

How to Build Out your Diversity and Inclusion Hiring Strategies

Building a diversity and inclusion hiring strategy can help mitigate biases and attract top talent that you may currently be missing out on....

Five Lessons from our Candidate Sourcing Webinar

Learn more about the key lessons in candidate sourcing to help your staffing or recruiting agency stand out in 2021....

Five Phases to an Optimized Contingent Workforce Management Strategy

Your staffing or recruiting agency can help your clients optimize their contingent workforce management strategy by understanding these five steps....

Home Office Life

Studies and statistics show working from home is here to stay. With the right routine, technology and balance, it can be a beneficial experience for a...

The Difference between Consumer vs. Employer Branding in Talent Procurement

In talent procurement, you need to attract both candidates and clients. Each audience requires a different unique value proposition. Learn more....

Best Practices in Email Marketing for Recruiters and Staffing Agencies

Email marketing is a valuable communication tool for recruiters and staffing agencies. Follow best practices for sales, marketing, and recruiting emai...

Are you undervetting your independent contractors?

As we move into a new year and administration, we’re all in goal-making mode. Sure, our most immediate resolutions are to keep safe and pay our bill...

Why employers should be concerned when employees “work from home” in a location other than their home address

We’re all tired of hearing about how uncertain, unprecedented and challenging 2020 has been.  Unfortunately, it’s the reality society faces due t...

Is Candidate Ghosting Damaging Your Candidate Experience?

Ghosting: You say you’ll call, but you never do… You might be doing your candidates, your clients, and your recruiting firm a disservice by gh...

What Is an EOR and What Does It Mean for Contingent Workers?

An employer of record (EOR) serves as the employer to contingent workers for tax purposes and performs all personnel functions under a legal commitmen...

FAQ for Talent Procurement Firms Deploying Independent Contractors in California

If you’re deploying independent contractors in California, you know how vigilant you need to be in order to ensure compliance and avoid misclassific...

Tips to Conduct Video Interviews for Staffing Agencies and Recruiters

There have been many business lessons learned during COVID-19. One is that office space might not be as necessary as many people once thought. With mo...

Successful Remote Workforce Management for Staffing Agencies Starts with These 5 Tips

The pandemic has accelerated the future of remote work. More people today are working from home than ever before. Earlier in the year, companies were ...

EOR Perspective: Telltale Signs Contingent Labor Will Be the Next Thing

The last few months have turned the business world upside-down. There have been many business lessons learned during COVID-19. Now, as the markets inc...

Contract Staffing 101: Everything You Need to Know

The world has shifted to contingent and flexible working arrangements. The global situation in recent months has only accelerated this trend, as emplo...

What is Risk Management

To manage risk in the workplace, it is essential to proactively understand the physical risks and potential hazards of each work environment, so that ...

Consulting firms CAN thrive in an environment of rapid change

In a recent High Growth Study by Hinge Research Institute, 42% of consulting firms surveyed stated that NEW competition is a top threat. 40% said that...

What are the tax implications of AB5?

When you begin to examine the business tax implications of California’s AB5 law, it’s easy to make things complicated. We’d like to simplify the...

Find hope and take action: Understanding AB5 carve-outs

The more we can understand the law, the better off we’ll be. As you recall, under the AB5 law, independent contractors, or ICs, must meet all three ...

What is an EOR and Who Needs One?

This week, Staffing Industry Analysts’ word of the week is employer of record, or EOR for short. What is an EOR?...

Supplier Rationalization vs. Optimization: Which Works Best for Your Contingent Workforce Program?

Supply-base professional, Eric Osterhout shares his experience when it comes to rationalizing vs. optimizing an organization’s supply chain...

Slackers, Clock-Watchers, and Chronic Complainers: How to Spot Disengaged Employees

High caliber leaders are aware of the “not so obvious” signs that an employee is becoming or is disengaged....

4 Benefits of Using an Employer of Record (EOR) Provider

Serving as an employer of record (EOR) can make you legally vulnerable & take time/resources away from your contract-placement business...

3 Easy Ways to Misclassify Employees

There are a few easy ways to misclassify employees in your agency. To ensure compliance, be on the lookout for these misclassification issues....

Help Your Salespeople Do What Matters Most

By understanding what really matter in the world of selling (inside and outside of the staffing industry), leaders can dramatically improve the result...

3 Essential Principles to Drive Fast Growth

If you’re committed to being a fast and growing company, then you’ll be excited to discover there are a few essential principles to put into actio...

Interns: The Economical, Convenient Solution to Short- and Long-Term Talent

Hiring interns can come with big benefits for both your business and the intern. What factors should you consider? Learn more......

Defining Your Purpose – A Secret to Fast Growth

Beyond the measurable statistics when leading a fast and growing company, every staffing and recruiting company should have a driving purpose....

Leave Great Voicemails for Potential Candidates

Phones are attached to us everywhere we go, but we don’t actually answer them. Here are some rules for voicemails that actually engage candidates....

Tapping into Millennial’s Motivation to Build High-Performance Teams

90% of executive leaders recognize the value of engaged teams, but only 24% believe their teams are actually engaged. The employees feel the disconnec...

Why Independent Contractors Lack Protection Under Sexual Harassment Laws

A half-century-old policy doesn’t protect ICs – and didn’t see the rise of independent work coming Allegations of sexual harassment against Holl...

How the Rise of the Independent Worker Is Transforming the Workplace

(Part 1 of a 2-part series on Recalibrating Risk in the Age of the Independent Worker) When 53 million Americans—one-third of the workforce—have d...

Talent Supply Options to Enable Your Direct Sourcing Strategy

TalentWave has been helping clients execute this strategy for over 20 years with a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to safely and cost-effect...

The Workforce of the Future: Should You Buy, Rent, or Build?

In today’s complicated workplace companies are challenged by the harsh reality of talent scarcity when trying to fill critical roles in order to exe...

How HR Can Remain Relevant in the New World of Work

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly choosing to engage contingent labor. As this segment of the total workforce grow...

Is There Still a Need for “Human Resources” in the New World of Work?

The world of work is rapidly evolving. With dramatic demographic shifts taking place we are witnessing increasing levels of talent scarcity and a sign...

Consulting Firm Sizes Up the Gig Economy: It is larger than you might think, and growing quickly

Many industry experts have estimated the size of the contingent workforce in the US, with some predicting it could approach 40% of the total workforce...

How the Baby Boomers are Driving the Growth of the Independent Workforce

Driven by seismic shifts in the workforce and the workplace, the independent workforce continues to grow. One of the key drivers behind this trend is ...

Three Significant Workplace Trends Impacting HR Professionals

With the rapid changes taking place in the workforce, and the ever-evolving workplace, the professional life of an HR leader is never dull. Following ...

Talent Communities: How to Find Talent

There are many ways to source workers for talent communities. Read this article to learn where you can self-source proven, vetted independent workers....

Strategic Considerations for Talent Communities

In this article, learn about the strategic considerations for HR, Talent Acquisition & Procurement professionals when building Talent Communities....

Building a talent community? First, determine your goals

Considering a talent community for contingent workers? Before evaluating solutions, determine your organizational goals. ...

The New Workforce Reality: Too Much Available Labor, Not Enough Available Talent

The new workforce reality is too many available positions, and not enough workers to fill those positions. What factors are to blame? Read on to find ...

Continued Focus on Independent Contractor Misclassification

Independent contractor misclassification is an everyday occurrence in companies across the U.S. Learn more about how to avoid worker misclassification...

Core Principles for Building a Successful a Talent Community

What are the core principles, or building blocks, for a successful talent community? There are many factors. Read this article to learn more......

Talent Community Manifesto: The Declaration of Independents

Talent Community enables enterprise companies to curate a community of known, independent and non-employee workers, transforming how work gets done....

8 Reasons Employees Quit (and Join the Independent Workforce)

Examining the reasons employees quit provides valuable insight for HR & talent acquisition leaders. Learn more about how your organization can compet...

How Procurement Leaders Can Attract Better Talent

Procurement teams play a critical role in sourcing contingent workers for a company. Learn how the most progressive companies are competing for top ta...

Talent scarcity: The new market reality

As companies struggle with talent scarcity, total talent management has emerged as a new, viable strategy. Learn how best-in-class companies are compe...

The Growth of the Flexible Workforce

By 2020, over 40% of the U.S. workforce will be independent. How can you avoid common compliance pitfalls of a flexible workforce? Read more......

Worker Misclassification: Why the IRS Cares & You Should Too

The IRS is cracking down on rampant worker misclassification. The enormous growth of the independent workforce means this scrutiny will only grow....

The Importance of Vendor Compliance

Because so many companies in today’s economy utilize subcontractors for the efficiency and cost savings that they provide, it is essential that they...

What is an Independent Contractor?

Many organizations are legitimately confused about how to properly classify individuals as independent contractors versus employees, and as a result e...

The Many Facets of Worker Misclassification

Many companies that utilize independent workers believe worker misclassification is just an employer tax issue. The truth is there are many federal an...

Just Calling Someone an Independent Contractor Doesn’t Necessarily Make it So

In today’s competitive talent market many organizations engage workers as independent contractors. Strategic companies have a consistent process for...

Audited Consultant Risk – Who is the Employer?!

It has been said that the American dream used to be owning your own home. Today, there are many who say the new American dream is owning your own busi...

Defining an Independent Business Providing Services to Your Company

As independent contractor compliance and engagement specialists, we are frequently asked by enterprise clients to help them manage the risks surroundi...

Millennials at Work

We’ve now entered a new era of talent scarcity, a time when buyers of talent must focus on attracting and retaining the vital talent they need to ex...

Stepping Outside the Corporation

In today’s article we’ll examine a common phenomenon in enterprise programs: the individual worker who “steps outside” their own corporation (...

The Cascading Perils of Independent Contractor Misclassification

In the latter half of 2015 both the IRS and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance emphasizing the importance of proper worker classification f...

Potential Worker Misclassification Risks with SOW Vendors

Engaging with a corporation does not automatically protect your company from worker misclassification risks. We are frequently asked by clients to hel...

The Many Potential Pitfalls of Worker Misclassification

Worker misclassification is a growing area of concern for US employers. In 2015 we saw significant federal and state regulatory agency activity around...

The Battle for Talent between Consulting and Technology Firms is Heating Up

With human capital as their primary “product” consulting firms are naturally always on the hunt for the best talent. This battle for talent has in...

Employment Law Trends and the Flexible Workforce

There is a common misconception that contingent workers are exempt from following certain labor laws. Often, you must follow the same labor laws for y...

An Overview of Different Business Structures for Independent Contractors

The art of classifying Independent Contractors requires a thorough understanding of various business organizations and the nuances that each type of s...

Agencies Involved with Worker Misclassification Claims

The risks associated with IC misclassification are widespread, and an increasing number of federal and state agencies are focused on the issue. In thi...

9 Critical Workforce Trends for Today’s HR Leaders – (part 1)

2 part series on critical workforce trends for today’s HR leaders, examining the macro workforce and workplace trends, and also some forward-thinkin...

When Independent Contractor Classification is Done Correctly

While most government agencies have a bias towards all workers being classified as employees, it is important to note that in today’s new and global...

The Impact of Exemption Misclassifications

We often discuss independent contractor misclassification and the significant risk it can present to employers. Today we’ll cover another significan...

Best Practices to Become a Client of Choice for the Flexible Workforce

Progressive organizations are learning they must become a “client-of-choice” in order to attract and retain the flexible workers they need to get ...

Economic Realities Test: Do You Truly Have an Independent Contractor?

In a real-world example, when engaging a high-level software developer and the economic realities test is applied, an employer can be left in a challe...

Happy National Payroll Week

This week is National Payroll Week which celebrates the hard work by America's 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them....

Why a CFO Should Care About Total Talent Management

In today’s fast-paced and global economy CFO's are tasked with more than ever before, and often called upon to act as an internal business partner a...

The Business Case for Building an Alumni Talent Community

Globalization, aging workers, and the rapidly growing flexible workforce are forcing many companies to reevaluate their workforce planning strategies....

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