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Here's what's happening in HR. Justworks , one of the nation's fastest-growing HR technology companies, is going to require all employees to be vaccinated . Their mantra: If everyone is vaccinated, the virus loses its ability to spread and ultimately loses its power. The company, based in New York City, just announced a new policy that requires all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation,...
Misclassification of employees is the categorizing of workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  This illegal practice enables employers to cut costs and save money. Misclassified workers are often underpaid and left without benefits or legal protections.   Worker misclassification has a...
By Craig Wolfson, Esq. Once an employee gives you notice that they are leaving your company, this should not be the end of your communication with them.  There are many benefits of spending time with a departing employee and having an exit interview with them.     Departing employees are generally much more forthcoming than those still in their jobs.  They feel that they have nothing to lose and can speak...
New research from Stoke provides insight into how companies are leveraging freelance workers, the challenges faced, and their rising eagerness to harness the flexibility and value of freelancers – uncovering a major gap in preparedness when it comes to managing freelancers at scale. There has been a seismic shift in the way people work.   Nearly one in three Americans are freelancing today, and more than 90 million...
For HR professionals, the numbers are ominous. Turnover is on the rise as we come out of the pandemic. Is your organization (or client) prepared? In the US, the Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals has reported that employee turnover is rising across many industries. 1 In the UK, 48% of office workers have said they have found a new role, are actively looking, or will be leaving their job this year, according to research by...
Congratulations to our very own Ellysa Smith . The HR Lancers Brand Ambassador recently completed her degree in Human Resources! She received a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development with a concentration in HR Management from New York University. We asked her a few questions about her experience and what she expects for her future career in HR. What excites you most about getting a degree in HR? ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition away from traditional workforce models, and 56 percent of companies are expecting to shift more of their roles to contingent, project or contract work as a result, according to a new report released by Randstad Sourceright. Randstad Sourceright's 2021 Talent Trends research, based on responses from 850 C-suite and talent leaders across 17 markets globally, found that the pandemic...
Since January of 2020 when we launched HR Lancers nearly 6,000 HR and Recruiting professionals have decided to join our little community. We still have a ways to go but we are grateful and look forward to becoming the premier destination for freelance HR work. The searchable profile database currently lists nearly 1,500 of you who have indicated they want employers to be able to browse their profile. And that’s really the first tip...
Keeper Tax, a tax filing software for gig workers, creators and freelancers, just raised its $13M in venture capital funding. The funding will help Keeper Tax — which helps anybody making 1099 income discover tax write-offs among everyday purchases — build out a complete tax platform, offering full service tax advice, expense, and an intuitive filing solution. The new capital will allow the company to...
Here's a quick roundup of some HR survey data making headlines. WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT Over the past year, the pandemic has changed so many facets of the job market—but there is one area where job seekers may want to pay particular attention: what companies are looking for in job candidates. According to a survey out today from leading global RPO provider, PeopleScout, the overwhelming majority of hiring managers say the pandemic...
In case you missed last weeks community hangout we chatted with Talent Consultant Jodi Brandstetter who gave us the rundown on how she self-published her first book on Amazon called "Hire by Design". You can watch the replay below and skim some of the transcript as well for the important highlights of our conversation. How long did it take you to write it? The book is only 107 pages long. I made the decision that I was going to...
Here's a quick roundup of some interesting job and HR surveys that caught our eye. The rise in importance of temporary jobs during the pandemic has been undeniable as businesses look to navigate an unpredictable climate. A new survey out today from staffing leader PeopleReady finds that many companies (40%) are planning to make temporary jobs a permanent part of their post-pandemic workforce model. In the past year, 52% of companies...