Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – May 2011 Archive (8)

Why Life is Great for Baby Boomers in the Workforce

Contrary to popular belief, many older workers feel that, if anything, their age is an asset in the workplace, not a liability, according to a recent USA Today article. 

Citing an poll, the article states that 61 percent of Baby Boomers feel that age is not an issue at all, while 25 percent said it was an…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 31, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

The New "Temp" Can Be Found in the C-Suite

"Temps" are no longer low paid, entry level workers. This is not news to us here at Top Echelon Contracting, as we have been reporting on the executive temping trend for the past couple of years. But a recent article on FINS Technology, a career site from The Wall Street Journal,…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 24, 2011 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

"I-9 Central" Web site Now Available

Anything you ever wanted to know about Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is now available in one convenient Web site at

An I-9 must be completed for each employee hired by American employers by their fourth day at work to show they are authorized to work in the United States. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 19, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Internships a Path to Full-Time Jobs . . . and Conversion Fees?

For those at the beginning of their careers, internships may provide more than a resume boost.  An internship could prove to be an audition for a full-time position with the company providing the internship. A recent CNNMoney article cited results from a National Association of Colleges and Employers that found…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 19, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments

DOL Arms Employees With Tools to Combat FLSA Violations

The Department of Labor (DOL) is enlisting employees in its war against Wage and Hour violations and arming them with high-tech tools to help them identify when they have been a victim of one of these violations.

The DOL has been steadily increasing its efforts to inform employees about their rights.  Last year, the agency released the "We Can Help" Web…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Will "Unemployed Discrimination" Become Illegal?

A recent practice we have reported on where employers specifically state in job postings that they will not accept unemployed candidates has ignited a bit of a firestorm and has some crying "discrimination." Some lawmakers are even moving to make banning unemployed job candidates…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:09pm — 3 Comments

Contracting for Every Generation

There are now four generally recognized generations in the workforce, each with its own attitudes and approaches to work. But they all have one thing in common - contracting is an attractive option for all of them, even if it may be for different reasons.

By knowing what’s important to candidates of every generation—AND why they like contracting—you increase your chances of connecting with those candidates, giving them what they want, and most importantly, placing…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Can E-Verify Help In I-9 Inspections?

As the government's crackdown on illegal immigrants continues, E-Verify could prove to be an employer's best friend.

E-Verify is the federal database that allows employers to check information from employees' I-9s against data stored by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. While currently only required by a handful of states and localities and of federal contractors, some employers are using it in addition to the…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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