Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – September 2014 Archive (3)

Will Obamacare Be a Windfall or Downfall for Your Recruiting Firm?

It looks like the highly debated employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) may really go into effect. Barring any last minute changes, the mandate will be effective on January 1, 2015, for certain employers. 

Employers have been preparing for this for some time. Some have instituted hiring freezes or cut employee hours…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Contract Staffing No Longer Last Resort for Candidates

Once upon a time, workers typically took contract staffing positions when they couldn't find a direct hire position. Those days are gone. Now, many workers WANT to be contractors. Contracting is not a last resort. It's a conscious choice.

Currently, 17.7 million Americans are identified as "independent workers (contractors, temps, freelancers, business owners, etc.), according to the…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 11, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Is Your Recruiting Firm at the Mercy of the Economy?

As a recruiter, have you ever felt like your livelihood was at the mercy of economic whims? That you are travelling down a winding path without a map? If so, taking a look at recent statistics could provide the map you are looking for. All signs pointing to contract staffing in all economic conditions.

Forty-two percent of employers told CareerBuilder that they planned to hire contractors in 2014. If you look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs reports for the past…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments


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