Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – October 2012 Archive (6)

6 Scary Risks of Running Your Own Contract Staffing Back-Office

Forget about ghosts and goblins. When it comes to running your own contract staffing back-office, there are very real risks that can keep any recruiter up at night.

Handling the back-office duties associated with contract placements becomes more complicated each year as employment regulations continue to increase. 

Here are just some of the scary details to fear:

  1. IRS audits — The IRS seems to be cracking down on…

Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 23, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

High-Low Per Diem Rates For Fiscal Year 2013 Announced

The leaves may be changing, but for the time being, the High-Low per diem rates are not.

The IRS has determined that High-Low Substantiation Method per diem rates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which began on October 1, will remain the same as FY2012, according to Notice 2012-63.

Employers can pay a per diem rate to an employee on business travel…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 18, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

40% of Contractors Are 50 and Over

If you are only targeting younger people for contract positions, you may be missing the boat.

According to a recent Reuters article citing an MBO Partners survey, 40% of temporary/contract workers are ages 50 and over. Ten percent are over 65.

According to the article, contract staffing is providing a…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

More Healthcare Jobs Require Electronic Medical Record Experience

Healthcare professionals are going to need more than just medical knowledge to get many of today's jobs.

In fact, the most common skill requested in healthcare job ads has little to do with medicine.  It's the ability to manage Electronic Medical Records…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 9, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

Update: How to Conduct Legal Background Checks - Notice Revised

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) takes over the enforcement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers will be required to use a new version of the FCRA Summary of Rights when conducting background checks, according to…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 4, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Professional Sectors Experiencing Record Demand for Contractors

Demand for temporary/contract workers in the professional sector is expected to exceed previous records in 2012 and 2013, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast.

Specifically, the IT Staffing and Engineering/Design industry…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 2, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments


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