The New Contingent Workforce

By |2020-11-05T16:50:12+00:00August 31st, 2020|Blog, Vertex|

COVID-19 has drastically changed our social and physical environment, and inherently, the way we do business within it.  We have seen extremes in both reductions and increases in staff by business struggling to keep the doors open, and conversely to keep up with demand for “essential” products.  With an unprecedented level of uncertainty and need for the ability to scale, many businesses are pivoting to a contingent workforce as increases in staff are required.  There are several reasons why contingent counts are on the rise, but first let us look at how we define a “contingent worker.” What is a [...]

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Human Resources

By |2020-08-20T14:59:08+00:00August 20th, 2020|Blog|

Keeping employees paid, protected and engaged is more than a full time job. When organizations take on this daunting task alone, doing it all can begin to feel like doing too much. This is when an HR partner that offers streamlined HR services can potentially become the next wise investment that an organization makes. A good HR partner is one that can save an organization both time and money, allowing for future investments in the organization's growth. As a key decision maker, it’s difficult to decide whether it would be beneficial for your organization’s HR functions to be outsourced before [...]

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HR in the Time of Uncertainty

By |2020-08-20T15:44:07+00:00August 13th, 2020|Blog|

Everything is changing and we’re unlikely to be at the end of this period of change anytime soon. This new, dynamic reality begs the question, “How does a company best support its staff during these challenging times?” Even that question is complex. What does “protect” even mean in 2020? Of course, a company’s number one responsibility to its staff is to run a profitable business that allows for stable employment and income. But, a global pandemic, an unstable economy and a racial and gender awakening demands that leadership face more complex challenges in the workplace.  This leads us back to [...]

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Your Labor Force May Not Return

By |2020-07-29T19:37:45+00:00July 8th, 2020|Blog|

PPP loan requirements? Production not meeting demand? If you're struggling to bring employees back, this is a must read. What would you do with an extra $600/week? Would you add a new weekend sports car to the garage? Maybe a new set of golf clubs? That condo on the beach you have been eyeing? To blue collar and white collar employees alike, especially in a retail, hospitality, industrial, or administrative position, the extra $600 simply means you do not have to go back to work any time soon. As a part of the CARES Act, those claiming unemployment receive an [...]

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Digital Transformation

By |2020-07-29T19:37:59+00:00May 4th, 2020|Blog|

Technology is constantly transforming, creating new opportunities and risk in the business world. How do you keep up with evolving technology trends and the rising cybersecurity threats we face daily? In today’s dynamic business environment, you cannot become stagnant.  You must embrace the power of digital technologies and transform your organization in ways that enable you to compete and outperform.  Over the last 40 years, we have witnessed and adapted to an incredible technological transformation.   This journey is one that any business leader can learn from. Digital Transformation is the use of new technology to solve problems and improve efficiency.  [...]

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Do’s and Don’ts for Contract Staffing

By |2020-07-29T19:38:03+00:00January 10th, 2019|Blog|

Regulatory compliance has become such a burden that many business owners now hesitate to hire new employees. Keeping up with federal, state, and even city-specific payroll taxes, wage-and-hour laws, insurance mandates, and other requirements is simply too costly—particularly for businesses with employees in multiple states. No wonder, then, that many businesses have found it more economical to use contract employees. Yet, while obtaining workers through a contract staffing agency can have numerous benefits, there are also some challenges. To get the best results from contract employees, you need to be aware of these challenges and take direct action to avoid [...]

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For the Best IT Candidates, Don’t Skip the “Req Qualification” Step

By |2020-07-29T19:38:13+00:00October 19th, 2018|Blog|

As an IT manager looking to fill an open position, you might think your job is done (with a relieved swipe-swipe of your hands) when you provide your comprehensive list of job requirements to your internal HR person. Your internal HR coordinator then hands the hiring req off to an experienced IT recruiter or recruiting agency, who you expect will come back to you with several ideal candidates for you to interview. But with IT unemployment averaging 2% or less, candidate applications are not just going to pour in. Your recruiter is going to have to go searching for people [...]

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Twenty-five Years in the Making: Observations of the Staffing Industry

By |2020-08-20T15:44:28+00:00July 17th, 2018|Blog|

As the world changes through time, it seems you don’t realize the full extent until you actually take time to look back. Such is the case for the evolution of the staffing industry since FlexiCorps incorporated in 1992. After hitting the 25-year-in-business milestone, we looked back at what has changed in the staffing and human relations industry. In today’s post, we’ll touch on some of these changes. In future posts, we’ll explore changes in technology, immigration, and workplace practices. Where the jobs are…job seeker expectations Staffing for manufacturing was our focus in 1992. In those days, the unemployment rate was [...]

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Building a Successful Work Culture with Temporary Employees

By |2020-07-29T19:38:17+00:00May 31st, 2018|Blog|

Gig workers. Independent contractors and consultants. Freelancers. Has your business employed the services of one of these? If you haven’t yet, it is likely that you will in the future. According to a study conducted by Intuit, by 2020 over 40% of American workers will be contingent employees. During our 25 years of working in the staffing industry, we’ve seen many companies successfully integrate the temporary hire into their workforce. We’ve also witnessed colossal failures. So, what do you need to do to ensure your experience is a win-win for your organization and the temporary (contingent) employee? Treat them as [...]

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