Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – August 2012 Archive (7)

Pediatric Therapists Headed Back to School as Contractors

As the new school year gets started, it's not just students and teachers getting back into the swing of things. Pediatric therapists also play a vital role in many schools, but you might be surprised to learn how many of those therapists are contractors.

In fact, 90% of the placement revenue earned by recruiting firm PediaStaff comes from contract staffing, according to the firm's Vice President of Recruitment, Keith Adams.…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Will Contingent Workers Lead Changes in Public Policy?

What if, as some experts predict, half of American workers were engaged on a contingent basis? How would the needs of our country, cities, and states change if a significant amount of people worked from home or outside the traditional 9-5 schedule?  

Those are some of the questions Thomas Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, tackles in his article…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 28, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

Veteran Recruiter Discusses Health IT Demand

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), which provides funding to healthcare providers for the adoption and “meaningful use” of EHRs, has generated a huge demand for health IT professionals. This demand has created a new niche recruiters who have the ability to place profesisonals with the unique skills set needed to fill these positions.

One recruiter who is focusing his efforts on this niche is …


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 23, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is a New Workforce Revolution Emerging?

In the 19th century, it was the Industrial Revolution.  In the 1950's, it was the shift from blue collar to white collar work. And some are predicting that we are now at the beginning of another workforce revolution: a shift from permanent employment to contingent work.

In his book Labor Rising, The Past and Future of Working People in…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 15, 2012 at 10:10am — 6 Comments

How to Get Companies to Give YOU Their Job Orders

In a fantasy world, when you approach a new company for job orders, they would say "Where have you been? We have been waiting for you!" and give you a couple of solid job orders to fill.

In the real world, you are one of several recruiters trying to get the same job orders from the same companies.  After meeting with "no less than 100 staffing agencies" over the past several years, Matt Lowney, EVP Talent & Operations for the Buntin Group, offers some tips to help recruiters…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 9, 2012 at 2:37pm — 8 Comments

Candidates Experience Discrimination After Just One Month Unemployed

What does a worker who has only been out of work for a month have in common with one who has been unemployed for six months to a year? It appears they are both just as likely to be rejected for job based on their employment status (or lack thereof), even as legislators move to make "unemployed discrimination" illegal.

A recent Huffington…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

When Must a Contractor Be Paid Overtime?

The Sacramento Business Journal recently reported that lawsuits under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have risen 33% over the past three years. With that in mind, it seems like a good time to discuss when contractors must be paid overtime.

First, let's…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 2, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments


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