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Hiring Alternative Workers VS. Full Time Workers

More than 10 percent of the workforce in the U.S. is made up of independently contracted workers. It’s predicted this statistics will only increase in the next 10 years, with contracted and freelance workers growing to possibly half of America’s workforce. Before this statistic increases, it’s vital to your business understands the difference between a contract worker and a full-time employee. When making the decision to hire a contractor or a full-time employee, there are many factors to consider. An important factor for a significant number of employers is cost efficiency. For others, the most concerning component depends on the length of time the employee is needed. Before making this decision, consider the following factors. Longevity For those employers interested in a candidate that will be a member of your team for the long haul, a full-time employee is the most obvious choice. Hiring this type of employee is like making a

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Recruiter Insights with Kathy Falcone: Preparing for Your First Conversation

Video conferencing in apps like Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams are quickly becoming ingrained in every part of the work environment, starting first and foremost at the hiring level. With video interviews, making a good impression can be more difficult than if you were meeting in person considering there are more external forces that can negatively affect how your interviewer sees you. Is your WiFi spotty so there is a delay in speaking? Does your dog have to go out, so he won’t stop barking? Are your kids in a meeting with their class in the room next to you, so it’s difficult to hear? Following the steps below will help you set the scene for your interview so you can go into it confident and ready for any obstacles that may get in your way. Find a Space for Privacy We love our families and pets, but during an

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