Workforce Management Tools for Staffing Agencies

nettime solutions

Technology has changed for job seekers, hiring managers, HR professionals, and staffing agencies. It has sped up the application process, made recruiting and onboarding more efficient, and created new ways to engage with employees. Staffing Agencies Are in Demand. For workers and employers, staffing agencies can be big time savers. Each month, millions of workers find temporary positions via staffing agencies, according to the American Staffing Association (ASA).

Are Full-Time Employees of Staffing Companies Exempt? It Depends

HR Daily Advisor

A new 6 th Circuit case sheds some light on whether full-time employees of staffing companies are considered exempt from overtime. 20, 2017), three full-time employees of Randstad claimed that a district court had erred in granting summary judgment to Randstad on the basis that they were covered by the administrative exemption. Staffing Employees Worked Long Hours. Maintaining the relationship between Randstad and its clients via regular check-ins.

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New Minimum Wages Are Coming to Florida

Zenefits

The constitutional amendment to gradually raise Florida’s official minimum wage from $8.56 per hour to $15 per hour by September 2026 has won the vote. The first minimum wage hike to be approved in almost 15 years (from $5.15 an hour to $6.15

?? 7 Things Hourly Workers Are Looking for Today

Branch Mesenger

This Shiftonomics explores how companies are rethinking how we use spaces, the latest benefits employers like Chipotle and Target are offering to attract and retain their hourly employees, and what hourly workers are looking for today. Plus, highlights from our inaugural Branch Report, which takes a look at what hourly employees value most across work, finances, and lifestyle preferences. ?? 7 Things Hourly Workers Are Looking for Today. ??Chipotle

Time Tracking For Hourly and Temp Agency Workers

Mitrefinch

With the holiday season right around the corner, thousands of companies are frantically searching for temporary employees to help them fulfill the burst in consumer demand that characterizes this time of year. To name just a few examples, the shipping giant UPS is set to hire an additional 100,000 employees while the retail clothing store GAP has its sights on hiring at least 30,000 additional employees for the holiday shopping season.

A First from the Labor Commissioner: General Contractor Fined for Subcontractor’s Wage Theft

HRWatchdog

The Labor Commissioner fined a general contractor nearly $250,000 for wage-and-hour violations committed by its subcontractor, and a hearing officer recently upheld those fines. Contractor held liable for drywall subcontractor’s wage theft. This is the first time that the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB 1897 (section 2810.3

Top Remote Customer Service Jobs

Professional Alternatives

Remote customer service jobs are becoming increasingly popular considering the current market conditions. Below is a list of remote customer service jobs that grant you the choice to set aside in-office work and take on the flexibility of working from home. SYKES at Home is a company based in the U.S. Immediately a position is offered, their applicants are required to pay $45 to cover the costs of a background check and there are possible equipment costs.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

Advos

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Talent Development Pioneer Acquires Online College to Close Middle-Skill Gaps. Training Firm Besomebody Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup Pixelbug. Addison Group acquired Los Angeles-based DLC Group, a finance and accounting consulting and staffing firm. The New York Times). Learn more.

Just-in-Time Scheduling—Good News and Bad News

HR Daily Advisor

And the same goes for the related challenges of show-up pay and on-call pay. Plumb, a shareholder at McAfee & Taft in Tulsa, Oklahoma, offered his guidance at BLR®—Business and Legal Resources’ Advanced Employment Issues Symposium held recently in Las Vegas. It is most commonly used in the retail, food service, restaurant, and hospitality industries. You have to determine whether “call-in” or “on-call” status should be compensated or treated as hours worked.

Retail Worker Scheduling

nettime solutions

One essential part of a retail manager’s job is creating the employee schedule. You have to know what the store needs, have a sense of sales trends, and be able to anticipate shopping spikes, all while making sure to keep the wishes of your employees in mind. It depends on who you ask, and what tools the manager is using. The last question is perhaps the most interesting. What happens when the store is short-staffed?

What’s Keeping HR Up at Night in 2020?

HRExecutive

The number of job openings in the U.S. million in January 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Is this an early sign that the talent shortage is dwindling? Slightly more than half of the respondents worry about retaining key talent, with the next most common concern being developing leaders and succession planning, followed by improving the employee experience, and driving innovation and helping teams work together. Holding the reins.

Are There Protections for Domestic Service Workers Under The FLSA?

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) several years ago that made substantial changes to the minimum wage and overtime protections for the many domestic service workers who enable individuals with disabilities and the elderly to continue to live independently in their homes and participate in their communities. Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections.

HR, Training and the ‘Gig’ Economy

HRExecutive

New survey data finds few organizations are investing in their employees’ training and development these days, and I’m beginning to think the “gig economy” may have something to do with it. For those companies that are providing training, only 35 percent are offering career development opportunities online. And, according Saba, the majority of employees (57 percent) are simply getting their training from “on the job” experience.

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Court of appeals decision highlights risk of (mis)classifying employees

Ohio Employer's Law

I once handled a wage-and-hour investigation in which the employer, before retaining my services, hired an HR consultant to help classify its employees as exempt or non-exempt. The DOL, however, disagreed, and reclassified half of the company’s employees (with corresponding back pay awards for unpaid overtime for those employees moved from exempt to non-exempt). Little concerns a first assistant manager at a tire store. The lesson here is not a happy one.

Shifting for the Gig Economy

HRExecutive

Uber and Lyft have become synonymous with the gig economy, but ridesharing is far from the only industry ripe with opportunities for on-demand work. From shelf stockers to restaurant workers to sales representatives, hourly workers are taking advantage of new platforms that give them the ability to control when, where and for whom they work—all with just the touch of a button. Enter on-demand shift staffing. The Digital Demand.

Expert’s Top Tips for Training a Retail Workforce for the Holiday Season

SumTotal

Retailers are also facing a tough time filling all the extra positions the holiday season generates. The National Retail Federation (NRF) President and CEO Matthew Shay estimates that retailers will hire 650,000 seasonal workers for the 2018 holiday period, up 10% from 2017. For employers, this volume of new workers presents significant hiring, onboarding and training challenges. How does the onboarding process change during a peak period? .

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015

HRWatchdog

Continuing its tradition, California rings in the new year with changes to employment laws. Mandatory paid sick leave, for example, is a real game changer that will significantly affect the day-to-day operations and policies of California businesses in 2015. Did you also know that employers can now be accountable for wage-and-hour violations when they use staffing agencies or other labor contractors to hire workers? Register online or call (800) 331-8877.

Flexible Work Schedules: How to Support Even Super Short Shifts of Varying Lengths

SwipeClock

However, the trend was dramatically accelerated in early 2020 thanks to COVID-19. Because standard shifts rarely work in the home setting, new patterns of work hours quickly emerged. What is the benefit of flexible work for employers and employees?

Roger Allen of Fresh Artists: “Be willing to fail but learn from it each time”

Thrive Global

Be willing to fail but learn from it each time. Art beckons kids to stand back, assess the situation and start over to make something new, better and more exciting than the world has seen before. Things didn’t always work out the way I thought they would.

Can an employee be forced to work overtime?

Stratus

Question: “My 19-year-old son was told that if he didn’t work 60 hours a week (working graveyards), he would be fired. Otherwise, the relationship is considered employment-at-will, and the employee can be fired for refusing to work overtime. There are several laws and federal agencies that govern employee work conditions and appropriate wages, but hour restrictions end at age 16. Hire temp employees through a staffing agency.

Hiring Seasonal Workers? Here’s a Checklist to Guide the Process

FingerCheck

Many businesses are staffing their teams in preparation for the busy holiday season. Figure out the basics. But before you do that , it’s important to determine your hiring budget, your needs, and the length of employment you’re hiring for. Are you looking to hire employees that will be terminated at the end of busy season? Decide what you want early on and be transparent during the interviewing process.

Businesses Rely More Heavily on Contingent Workers, but at What Cost?

Zenefits

The contingent workforce could be one of the fastest growing categories of workers in the US today. The numbers are only expected to grow as business and workers reap the benefits of this new working category. Contingent work has its benefits for both the business and the individual, but there are also drawbacks. Before you hire your next worker, consider the following. The case for contingent workers. Off book contingent workers.

EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier. The employer must pay $3.2 Employers in California have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment in the workplace.

What is a PEO? – Top 10 FAQs Business Owners Have About PEOs

Prism HR

It’s your responsibility to ensure your employees are paid on time, stay safe throughout the workday, and have access to benefits like workers’ compensation, health insurance, and 401k. Using a PEO to outsource HR lets you focus on your mission and operations to deliver the best products and services to your clients. In this blog, we’ll discuss the top 10 FAQs business owners have about professional employer organizations (PEOs). How does the PEO model work?

This Is The Tech Every Hospitality HR Manager Needs For Success

Owiwi

Relentless turnover challenges the sanity of even the most composed hotel manager. I would know: after owning two restaurants that employed 70 people at peak times, the constant battle against turnover triggers plenty of stressful memories. We tried offering health insurance and a living wage, but the economic realities of the low-margin restaurant business made this nearly impossible. The role of an HR manager.

4 Questions HR Leaders Need to Ask About Holiday Workers Now

Visier

If you work in HR for a holiday hustle industry, managing staffing shortfalls and linking talent to customer satisfaction are likely at the top of your priority list right now. With an unemployment rate at a 17-year low of 4.1%, retail and delivery companies have executed a variety of tactics to land workers in a tight labor market, whether it’s through candy and movie-ticket giveaway s or voluntarily increasing the minimum wage to $11 an hour.

The Ripple Effect of a Pay Strategy Change

Compensation Today

PayScale was there for The Elevate Summit , BambooHR’s first ever user conference, and we know many of you were too. There were tons of great sessions and keynotes — from the brilliance of Susan Cain to The Science of Happiness — and so many smiling faces. One particularly special session for us was “The Ripple Effect of a Pay Strategy Change,” in which PayScale CPO Dave Smith presented with Justin Gagnon, CEO of our customer, Choicelunch. If so, what was the result?

Industry Spotlight: Conversation with Wharton Professors Marshall Fisher, Santiago Gallino, and Serguei Netessine

Branch Mesenger

While this may seem like a quick and easy way to meet those goals, it can be detrimental for a retailer in the long-term. Their research shows that when optimal staffing is applied systematically, it can add as much as 20% to the revenues of existing stores. That’s why it’s critical that retail companies realize that employees are not expendable, but the most valuable asset on the sales floor. We’re at an interesting point in our retail story.

Employer Strategies for Successfully Hiring Justice Involved Job Candidates

ExactHire HR Trends

My gut tells me that many employers are open to the idea of hiring individuals from the justice involved community, but have historically avoided the opportunity for a variety of reasons. Whether they previously had an abundance of other candidates to consider or were intimidated about the steps involved, many organizations haven’t proactively included this untapped talent pool. Why you should consider hiring the justice involved population. The time is now.

Employee Burnout: 4 Ways Technology Can Help

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce solutions in the cloud. To help employers navigate the upcoming U.S. Department of Labor changes to overtime pay, Kronos has published a research brief on The Changing Face of Wage and Hour Law. Enjoy the post!). It drives morale and engagement, which in turn, impact productivity and the bottom-line.

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4 Economic Trends Impacting Talent Today

ClearCompany Recruiting

The market for talent has always been and always will be changing. From the time the first help wanted sign was hung from a shop window to today when it’s hard to tell if we’re in high unemployment or the gig economy. However, for the last 15 years, ClearCompany has been working in the talent economy, and we’re here to identify the trends most likely to impact your role as an HR professional. Skilled talent is still at a premium. hours to 3.5

Telework and time tracking: Legal do’s and don’ts

Business Management Daily

For employers, the biggest challenge is complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act ( FLSA ). Time tracking for hourly workers is crucial. In fact, it’s likely at least some of your long exempt workers may no longer qualify for their exemption. Exempt or hourly?

Why your use-it-or-lost it PTO policy isn’t working

Business Management Daily

The pandemic has disrupted employees’ summer vacation and travel plans. In addition, employees just getting back to the office may be reluctant to schedule time off, either because they have a lot to do or because they don’t want to be seen as dispensable. 1: Some employees are probably sitting on a huge pot of time off, which can translate into staffing shortages at the end of the year as employees rush to use their time, rather than lose it.

Steps For Preventing Covid Related Layoffs

AbelHR

Just last week, Disney announced that it was laying off nearly a quarter of its staff, largely at its Florida and California-based theme parks, in response to the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic. Worried that fewer hours in the office will tank productivity?

Taking care of customers by taking care of employees, Part 2

Steve Boese

A few months ago I shared on the blog some details about fast-food giant McDonald's recent improvements in both same store sales, customer satisfaction, and customer service, (think shorter wait times in the drive thru), that were largely attributed by McDonald's CEO to a series of comprehensive hourly wage increases for thousands of front-line staff. starting July 2015, with average wages climbing above $10 per hour by the end of 2016.

How to legally manage remote employees

Business Management Daily

Plus, creating a telecommute option opens the door to Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accommodation requests to work at home. Remote employees also need training in time-keeping and safety and accident prevention. Various surveys put the number of employees working at least one day a week from home at 24%. The Census Bureau’s time use survey concluded that’s the percentage of private-sector employees who teleworked at least some of the time in 2018.

Improve Employee Scheduling to Fast Track Business Recovery: The Comprehensive Guide

SwipeClock

Companies that initiated work from home policies during the coronavirus lockdown are bringing teams back to the office in phases. The Benefits of Effective Employee Scheduling. The Benefits of Effective Employee Scheduling. What are the main benefits of effective employee scheduling? You can become better at it. It doesn’t matter what type of business you have—you need the right tool for the job. Think Outside the Box. Maximum hours.

Stop Spying on Social Media

HRExecutive

Pier Sixty, LLC, Hernan Perez, a server at New York-based event venue Pier Sixty, vented his frustrations with his manager in an expletive-laden Facebook post he published during a scheduled break. Ten of his colleagues saw this post, and it eventually made its way to his manager, Robert McSweeney, the target of the vehemence. Three days later, Perez deleted the post—but the damage had already been done and, following a 12-day investigation, he was fired.

The pros and cons of hiring independent contractors

Business Management Daily

Not only do you want to find the right candidate to complete the job, but you want to ensure that you hire them under the best category to fit your business needs. You won’t serve the role of their boss – even if you hire them for ongoing work for your company.

7 Ways to Keep Call Center Employees Engaged

Achievers

Your call center employees are very often the first employees your customers interact with. They are problem solvers, and they are the keys to driving innovation, knowledge, and revenue throughout your organization. The rigors of this work can lead to increased employee frustration and disengagement. According to Gallup, only 30% of the current American workforce say they’re engaged and inspired at work. How can you inspire engagement at your organization?