Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – October 2013 Archive (5)

Can Pinterest Work for Recruiters?

Looking for fall decor ideas? Pinterest is your site. Planning a wedding? Pin away. Looking for job candidates? See you later Pinterest. 

While extremely popular, Pinterest is often looked at as just a fun, mindless way to pass time. Sure, it's a great marketing platform for dress shops and craft stores, but most service-based businesses struggle to see Pinterest as a viable marketing channel.

But don't…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 15, 2013 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

What does a contract staffing back-office do?

When adding contract staffing services to your existing direct-hire recruiting business, you must first decide how you are going to handle the back-office tasks. You can handle them yourself, or you can outsource them to a contract staffing back-office service.

Most recruiters opt to outsource because it allows them to focus on contract placement opportunities without taking away from their direct-hire business. A contract staffing back-office service should assume…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 11, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Is There A Soft Skills Shortage?

There has been a lot of talk about a technical skills shortage in the United States. Some industries have already experienced it, but there have been warnings that, with the aging workforce and other factors, this will someday be an issue in nearly every industry.

But could American employers already be struggling with a different kind of skills shortage? According to a…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 10, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Contract Staffing Myth: You Need Stable of Contractors

There are a number of reasons why recruiters shy away from contract placements, but most of those reasons are results of myths or misconceptions. One common myth about contract staffing is that you have to have a stable of contractors ready because clients may request them at a moment's notice.

This misconception is tied to the temp agency model. They have a group of temps who are employed by the agency and are sent out to assignment after assignment, most of which only last a few…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 3, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments

High-Low Per Diem Rates Increase for Fiscal Year 2014

Recruiters who place traveling contractors should be aware that the IRS has increased the per diem rates for the High-Low Substantiation Method for Fiscal Year 2014.

Contractors may be eligible for per diem for travel expenses when working away from home. This is common for contract assignments when the work is far from the contractor's permanent residence and the contractor must maintain a second residence while on assignment.  

The per diem…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 1, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments


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