Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – March 2013 Archive (8)

Worker Misclassification Forgiveness Program Expanded

A year and a half after it was launched, the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) is not only still available, it has been expanded.

Through the program, employers who voluntarily reclassifiy 1099 independent contractors (ICs) as W-2 employees will only be required to repay a small portion of the back…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 28, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Could Staffing Firms be Banned From Getting H-1B Visas?

Staffing firms are being brought into the ongoing debate about immigration reform.

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, D-Iowa, is introducing legislation that would prohibit staffing firms from bringing in H-1B visa holders, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.  Specifically, it…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 26, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Overcome the Placement Fee Objection

 “There isn’t any money in the budget." "We are under a hiring freeze right now.”

How many times have you heard these objections? Or how about "We'd love to use you, but we just can't afford the placement fee right now?" In this economy you may hear “no” to a direct hire more than you like.  But there is another option you could consider that helps the client and is easier on the budget: a contract-to-direct hire solution.  This allows the client to…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 21, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Health IT Niche Continues to Grow as Talent Supply Dries Up

A lack of qualified health IT professionals could prevent some healthcare providers from receiving government funding to implement Electronic Health Records (EHRs) at their facilities, according to Staffing Industry Analysts, citing data from a PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Health Institute…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 19, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Why Recruiters Should Become Sole-Source Providers NOW!

Recruiters who can satisfy ALL of their clients' staffing needs as sole-source providers could find themselves in demand as companies look to streamline hiring processes.

Just as employers utilize contractors to run leaner and cheaper, they are also looking to cut costs and improve efficiency in their hiring processes. They are achieving those goals by adopting a "blended workforce" approach, according to a…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

New I-9 - Where to Get It, When to Use It, and What's Different

If you are running your own back-office for contract placements, you will need to start using a new version of Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) soon.

Employers are required to have an I-9 completed for each new hire to verify that they are authorized to work in the United States.…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 12, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments

Cultural Fit Matters to Candidates, Too

If you are a recruiter, you are quite familiar with the phrase "cultural fit," but in most cases it's coming from a client who wants to make sure a new hire will fit in with the existing team. But cultural fit is an important requirement for job candidates, too, especially for Millennials.



Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 8, 2013 at 9:46am — 2 Comments

Rush for H-1B Visas Expected

If your clients are planning to sponsor a foreign worker on an H-1B visa, you might want to advise them to start preparing now.

H-1B visas allow employers to hire foreign workers with specialized knowledge or technical expertise, such as scientists, engineers, or computer professions. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B visas subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2014 cap on April 1.

The cap on H-1B visas for those with…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 5, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments


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