Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – November 2012 Archive (5)

How Long Does It Take a Recruiter to Get Started in Contracting?

When it comes to contract staffing, the mechanics of getting a job order and finding a candidate are the same as making direct placements.  What is different about contract staffing is that you must have a back-office to handle the legal, financial, and administrative issues. You have two options for a back-office: Outsourcing it or doing it in-house. Let's examine the differences between the two methods.…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 30, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

IRS Increases Mileage Rate for 2013

The IRS recently announced a one-cent increase to the standard mileage rate for 2013.

Effective January 1, 2013, employees can be reimbursed 56.5 cents per mile driven with their personal vehicles for business purposes. The previous mileage rate had been 55.5 cents per mile since 2011.

The standard rate for miles driven for medical or moving…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Speed Up the Hiring Process to Keep Great Candidates

You think you've found the perfect candidate for your client's tough job order.  He passed the phone interview and the following three in-person interviews with flying colors.  He aced all of the skills and assessment tests. He has all of the qualifications and seems to be a perfect cultural fit. But while your client deliberates over whether this is really the BEST they can do, your candidate takes another job.

A slow hiring process wears candidates down and…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

New State E-Verify Laws Recruiters Should Watch for in 2013

If you have never had to E-Verify a contractor before, you may have to start in the New Year.

E-Verify is an online federal system that checks information from Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) against records from the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security to verify that they are eligible to work in the United States. The federal government only requires employers under federal contracts to use E-Verify, but many employers are…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 16, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Contracting Eases Staffing Challenges in Engineering Consulting

There has been a lot of talk about skills shortages in certain industries. This is especially true in the engineering consulting specialties, and it's causing many companies to take a more serious look at utilizing contractors, according to Bulldog Recrutiers Vice-President Chuck Szajkovics, who places candidates in those positions.

“The niches we work are key industries for the…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 8, 2012 at 7:34am — No Comments


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