Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – February 2014 Archive (6)

California Increases Minimum Pay Rate for Exempt Computer Professionals

If you place Information Technology contractors in California, you will want to be aware of a recent change to their overtime rules. The minimum rate that Computer Professionals in California must be paid to be considered exempt from overtime has been increased to $40.38.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most American employees must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular rate if they work over 40 hours per week. However, the FLSA does allow for certain employees who…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 27, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

Just Because You CAN Run Your Own Back-Office Doesn't Mean You SHOULD

With the multitude of home improvement stores and social media sites like Pinterest, we are increasingly becoming a Do It Yourself nation. Want to remodel your kitchen? DIY. Need a fabulous cake for a party. DIY.  But just because you CAN DIY doesn’t mean you SHOULD.  Saving a few bucks often is not worth the frustration, time, and risk associated with doing it yourself.

And so it goes with contract staffing.  Being cost-conscious, some recruiters try to go it alone when it comes to…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 25, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Final Obamacare Employer Mandate Rules: What They Really Mean to Recruiters

New Obamacare regulations released last week could impact a number of staffing and recruiting firms. The final employer mandate regulations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) implements some delays and provides some clarification on issues concerning the…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

How to End Unemployed Discrimination

President Obama has asked employers to hire the long-term unemployed and has even gotten more than 300 companies to agree to improve their recruiting efforts to ensure the unemployed get a fair shake.

But as you know, this is easier said than…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How to Identify Great Contract Candidates

As contract staffing becomes a long-term business strategy in many organizations, companies are increasingly turning to recruiters to find the best contract candidates. But what does the best contract candidate look like?

Beyond the traits you search for in ANY candidate, there are a few traits to look for specifically in contractors:

  1. Do they crave variety? If so, contract assignments are perfect. They will get the opportunity to work for different…

Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 6, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Contract Staffing 2013 Stats and 2014 Projections

Coming off a record-breaking 2013, contract staffing's growth is expected to continue as employers remain cautious about hiring on a direct basis.

Contracting achieved record high growth each month in 2013. As employment and economic expert Bruce…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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