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Six Tips for a Smooth Start for Your Contract Engineers

Help contractors make a smooth transition by giving them ample information before an assignment By: Leslie Stevens-Huffman Finding and securing the right contractor for your project is only part of the battle. Next you want to ensure that you’re creating the best possible environment for your contractor to thrive.  Starting on a new project can… Read more »

Payrolling Alumni Engineers as an Operational Strategy

Many retired engineers have come face-to-face with the fact that their retirement savings have been hit hard by the economy. While it may not have been their initial intention, a large number of retirees are interested in rejoining the workforce. Employers often welcome back former full-time workers with open arms. There are many reasons for… Read more »

7 Mistakes That Lead To 1099 Worker Misclassification Liability

By using 1099 contractors, your company can take advantage of many tax benefits. Unfortunately, the use of contractors has been somewhat reduced over the past few years due to the increased risk of worker misclassification liability. Misclassification of independent contractors, who the government views as employees, can result in substantial liability and penalties for back… Read more »

Labor Costs Shrink as Contingent Workforce Grows 33%

While the job market is heating up, prospective employees are sure to notice a few differences when compared to the past. Most notably, employers are adding more contract or temporary workers as opposed to full-time employees with benefits. According to a recent CNNMoney.com article Say goodbye to full-time jobs with benefits, the government estimates that 40+%… Read more »

Advantages of Hiring Contingent Workers During and After a Recession

According to Staffing Industry Analysts, approximately two-thirds of companies lay off contingent workers first when a recession hits. That’s why you hire them in the first place. During an uncertain economy, savvy managers hire contingent workers to handle peak loads. The more uncertainty, the more you want workers you will be comfortable laying off, without adversely… Read more »

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