Tag: contingent workforce

How Can You Attract & Engage Contingent Workers?

by wpengine on November 4, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


In a previous blog, we discussed the war on talent and how it affects both employers and employees. With contingent work on the rise, how can employers attract and engage temps to ensure the best experience possible on both sides? With more open jobs than there are workers, it’s important to market your company and […]

The Working Dead: Interview Horror Stories

by wpengine on October 28, 2014 in Workforce


It’s no tall tale that interviews are undoubtedly nerve-racking. Every recruiter has stories of common mistakes such as candidates forgetting resumes or not dressing properly, however; few and far between are bizarre, hilarious, and even scary interview situations. Sweaty palms and awkward handshakes are the least of these recruiters worries when a subpar interview becomes […]

What is The “War for Talent”?

by wpengine on October 21, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


The phrase “war for talent” has been used extensively lately in the staffing industry—what does it mean and how does it affect both employers and employees? Well, for starters, this concept illustrates the shift from the employer to the contingent worker. In the past, staffing industries used to hard sell their services to buyers and […]

6 Benefits of Temping

by wpengine on October 7, 2014 in Workforce


As the structure of work is rapidly changing and temporary work is on the rise, many people are asking if a temp position is the right fit for them. We’ve compiled this list of several short-term and long-term benefits of taking on a temp role to help shed some light on the expanding workforce! 1. […]

Tips for Unemployed Job Seekers

by wpengine on September 30, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Workforce


Losing your job for whatever reason can be extremely stressful and scary. It’s definitely harder to look for a job during a difficult situation but we’re here to help. We’ve compiled this list of simple tips to get you started and ensure that your job search is both proactive and successful. Talk it out. The […]

What is the Contingent Workforce?

by wpengine on June 10, 2014 in News, Staffing, Workforce


US temp jobs rise in May, yet again. Each month, the number of temporary professionals in the workforce has been increasing and reaching new all-time highs. When the BLS released the employment numbers last week, they reported an increase that brings the total temporary workers to almost 2.9 million. As temps continue to break records, […]

Has the stigma changed for job-hoppers?

by wpengine on June 3, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Staffing, Workforce


According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, “1 in 4 workers have had 5-plus jobs by the age of 35. Older workers however, have job-hopped far less; just 1 in 5 of those 55 and older have held 10-plus jobs in their lifetime.” Has the stigma around job-hopping changed? In short, yes. Job-hopping no longer has […]

Trends of the Contingent Workforce Talent Seminar

by wpengine on March 3, 2014 in News


Last Thursday, we held our second Outside-In® Talent Seminar of 2014, Trends of the Contingent Workforce. Business professionals and knowledge-seeking individuals joined us at Newark’s own Klondike Kate’s for some hand shaking, a hot breakfast, and a very illuminating discussion. Founder and CEO of the Outside-In® Companies, Chris Burkhard, led the conference on the realities […]

Affordable Care Act Frees Temps from Benefit Shackles

by wpengine on February 18, 2014 in Workforce


So much has been said and written about the impacts of the Affordable Care Act. If you’re in business, large or small, you’re trying hard to follow the act and have your company ready to comply. Just when we thought we were set on the employer side of things, the rules have now changed. Small […]

Lifetime Employment Died Yesterday at 4:22 AM

by wpengine on January 14, 2014 in Workforce


Please note: This blog is meant to be a parody. Yesterday, Life Time Employment officially passed away. Last seen Life Time Employment, better known as an organization playing a parental role to employees from the start of their career to retirement, was on life support but resting comfortably at your local area hospital. But leading […]