Checking in on the San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights

November 26, 2015

San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights

In November 2014 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed two new ordinances – together referred to as the Retail Workers Bill of Rights – aimed at protecting the rights of retail workers. The ordinances took effect in July 2015. As we enter the holiday shopping season, retailers are aggressively hiring contingent workers to augmentRead full story…

Can You Turn that Contract Job into a Permanent One?

November 25, 2015


In earlier posts, we were holding forth on the different choices people make and why some find that temporary assignments qualify as their dream jobs. Assuming that you are not one of them and would be happier to have a firm offer for a permanent job in hand, we encourage you to not reject theRead full story…

It’s a Brave New World for Contingent Retail Workers This Holiday Season

November 24, 2015

Contingent Retail Workers

Retail has come a very long way. The mom-and-pop stores gave way to the suburban malls where one could spend a whole day roaming the aisles. A decade ago, the malls began to feel the pinch of online shopping. Black Friday had to complete with Cyber Monday for share of wallet as people roamed theRead full story…

Total Talent Management: Four Beliefs that Will Get You in Trouble

November 21, 2015

talent management

Recently, Ardent Partners released its research report titled “The State of Contingent Workforce Management 2015-2016: The Future of Work is Here”, to underscore the rise of the contingent worker class. The report finds 95 percent of enterprises consider non-traditional staffing as vital to their overall corporate strategy and that 35 percent of the average company’sRead full story…

Wearable Technology in the Workplace – Risk Mitigation

November 20, 2015

Wearable Technology in the Workplace – Risk Mitigation

Today’s workforce management is all about the Total Workforce – which includes permanent employees as well as contingent labor, independent contractors and SOW project teams. And – every one of those workers may have tapped into the hot new fashion accessory – wearable technology. Today’s workers are wearing smart watches, activity trackers, smart glasses, wearableRead full story…