When we think of HR, we tend to think of business casual dress in an office environment. But some of the companies that might benefit the most from a strong HR department do not fit that mold.
Over the last 10 years, analysts have told of the decline of traditional employment in favor of independent contractors and the so-called gig economy. Instead, a casual workforce would arise, working when they want and trading security for flexibility. Workers were hired as independent contractors, consultants, franchisees—anything but employees. Gig work seemed like the path […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that interviews can sometimes be a bottleneck in the hiring process. We started an outline of some alternatives to either bypass or improve the in-person interview. Let’s take a look at a few more options here:
The California Supreme Court’s ruling in a case exploring how workers should be classified—either as independent contractors or as employees—means California businesses will have a tougher time justifying independent contractor classifications.
Even if you’re not a devoted follower of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), you likely were aware that Avengers: Infinity War just opened this past weekend. While it is no surprise that the movie shattered a litany of box office records over its opening weekend, no one could have predicted the unparalleled success the MCU […]
In 2017, 40.9 million Americans chose to work as independent contractors – about one third of the total U.S. workforce. By and large, these independent professionals work this way because they choose to do so. Their contributions – both to the workforce at large and to the American economy – are significant, about $1.2 trillion […]
by Sophie Arseneault and Christian Paquette In Canada’s most populous province, labor and employment matters are governed by two fundamental statutes: the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Ontario Labour Relations Act (LRA). The ESA sets out minimum rights and obligations of employers and employees in the province. The LRA governs a host of matters […]
Feeling agile? Crystal ball gazers are predicting more employers soon will answer that question with a robust “yes.” According to a new study from staffing firm Randstad US, both employers and employees see the world of work turning to “agile” work—scenarios in which traditional full-time permanent workers increasingly share duties with contractors, consultants, temporary, and […]