Employment Enterprises Blog

5 Tips for Temps from a Senior Recruiter

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Jan 16, 2017 1:49:54 PM

For our third blog of “Workplace Reality with Raquel,” I chatted with Gwendolyn Drain, TSC, CSP to find out what advice she has for job seeking temporary workers.

A typical day for Drain is a whirlwind of screening resumes, interviewing candidates and helping people find their next career move. As Temporary Solutions, Inc.’s Senior Staffing Specialist and a recruiter in the D.C.-metro area since 2003, she is tuned in to all things temporary staffing.

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Topics: Recruiting, Blogs, Job Seekers, Original Content, resumes

Work-Related Injuries and the ADA

Posted by Michael Haberman on Jan 12, 2017 11:57:56 AM

When an employee has to leave work due to a work-related injury it causes difficulties for many people, especially if it is a disabling injury. That disability status throws the situation into a different category. It is no longer just a worker’s comp issue. It is also now a potential Americans with Disabilities Act issue. This was a the situation for a grocery store in Maryland and that mistake cost them $27,000.

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Topics: Blogs, Labor & Industrial Insights

4 Steps to a Rockin’ Resume

Posted by Johanna Hummel on Jan 10, 2017 8:54:10 AM

Happy New Year and welcome back to “Workplace Reality with Raquel”! January is a busy time for job seekers and employers alike looking for a fresh start to the new year. That’s why I’ve asked one of Temporary Solutions, Inc.’s recruiters, Johanna Hummel, to share some of her HR expertise. Read her blog below:

Writing your resume can be a daunting task. It's tough to outline all of your awesome accomplishments and experience in a concise and clean style. Get started on your 2017 resolutions by following my 4 steps to a rockin' resume.

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Topics: Blogs, Original Content, resumes

How to Reject a Great Applicant

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on Jan 5, 2017 11:10:46 AM

If a candidate does not have the necessary skills or is an obvious bad fit from the start, the rejection process is generally pretty simple. Sure, it’s never fun to tell someone “no,” but in those instances, things tend to be pretty clear cut.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Blogs, Human Resources

Virtual Reality: The Latest Recruiting Tool

Posted by Charles Coy on Jan 5, 2017 11:02:29 AM

When applying for a job, there's a difference between visualizing yourself at a company and physically seeing yourself at that company–even if you're thousands of miles away. Thanks to virtual reality technology, the latter is becoming a possibility for candidates.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Blogs, Human Resources

5 companies who have paid fines for I-9 violations

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 30, 2016 10:01:51 AM


The New Smart I-9 form will be effective January 21, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will still conduct audits on the old I-9s. Over the past few years, these audits have increased from 250 in 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2012. The total cost of the 2012 fines totaled $13 million.

The ICE slaps fines for I-9 violations ranging from $110-$1,100, depending on the degree of the offense and if it’s the first, second or third offense. Read here for a more detailed outline of how fines are issued and I-9 compliance is regulated. Also criminal violations can be up to six months in prison and up to $3,000 for each unauthorized alien, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Original Content, I-9, real estate

8 New Smart I-9 Form FAQs

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 30, 2016 9:37:26 AM

The New Smart I-9 form will help eliminate errors in the completion of the I- forms. Read below to learn the requirements expected from employers and employees.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Original Content

Supply Chain Management Approach to Close the Skills Gap

Posted by China Gorman on Dec 21, 2016 6:51:00 AM

An issue that organizations seem consistently faced with today is a lack of skilled workers that can further their growth, success, and ability to compete with competitors. This "skills gap" is explained by the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Center for Education and Workforce's new report, as a result of education and workforce systems in the U.S that are failing to keep pace with the changing needs of the economy.

So how do we remedy this talent shortage and close the skills gap? This is a hot topic among organization leaders and management, and USCCF's report offers an interesting strategy that, while different, may be an actionable way for organizations and institutions to start remedying this challenge. The strategy proposes to apply a supply chain management approach to talent, leveraging lessons learned from innovations in supply chain management and engaging employers to expand leadership roles, acting as "end-use customers" of education and workforce systems.

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Topics: Blogs, Performance, Workforce

5 companies that have faced massive misclassification hits

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 19, 2016 1:52:56 PM

Classifying real estate agents as independent contractors means that the employer steers clear of many obligations.

These include not being required to give their workers employee benefits, minimum wages and overtime pay. But the murkiness of agents' legal status has been debated at the courts time and time again. For now, real estate corporations still don't have a final and clear law or court ruling to go by. 

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Topics: Blogs, Benefits, Original Content, Pay-rolling

4 Tips for a Merrier Holiday Office Party

Posted by Josh Tolan on Dec 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The winter season, and all its attendant holidays, can make you really take stock of what you have. This is why many companies throw holiday parties for employees. It's a great way to say "thanks" for a job well done this past year.

But holiday parties can come with their own set of minefields to navigate. An awkward holiday party is like an employee getting coal in their corporate stocking. Here are some tips to avoid this fate and keep your holiday party as merry as Santa Claus:

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Events, Blogs, Company Culture

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