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The Impact of Pay on Contingent Worker Engagement

March 27, 2015

Contingent Worker engagement

This is a question that probably haunts every professional and manager, whether they are recruiting or looking for a job change. Job satisfaction has to be looked at, from two different angles. One concerns their satisfaction with their job content, while the other deals with their satisfaction with the compensation they receive for it, whetherRead full story…

Driving Contingent Worker Satisfaction & Engagement

March 26, 2015

Worker Satisfaction

Most employers make significant efforts to improve the engagement of their employees. Why does it matter to an employer whether an employee is engaged or not? Failure to engage employees could directly affect the bottom line, as disengaged employees hurt a company’s competitive advantage and thereby its profits. According to a 2013 survey by Gallup,Read full story…

Contingent Work Boosts Happiness

March 25, 2015

Contingent Workforce

When the Class of 2008 graduated from America’s universities, a fortunate few immediately landed jobs in their chosen fields. Many of the rest were forced to accept positions for which they were over-qualified. However, some chose a third option – contingent work. These individuals, and many who lost their permanent positions, took on a seriesRead full story…

Is Drug Screening Relevant Anymore?

March 20, 2015

drug screening

Cookie, anyone? Usually, this question may elicit a positive response, but what if the cookie in question is a ‘pot edible’, infused with marijuana? Then, the response would depend on personal choice, as well as the person’s health condition and their location because some states have legalized the use of Cannabis for medical or recreationalRead full story…

When an Agency-supplied Contingent Worker Files for Unemployment Benefits

March 18, 2015

Unemployment Benefits Claim

When companies secure contingent workers through staffing agencies, those workers are considered employees of the staffing agencies, and are entitled to unemployment benefits.   As with all workers, benefits are entitled if workers: Are unemployed due to reasons beyond their control, like a layoff. Meet the State’s requirements for time worked or wages earned Are activelyRead full story…