The IRS looks for it. Employers dread and hate it. And regardless of the different sentiments it arouses, it is not going to go away: Worker misclassification. According to a recent report by MBO Partners there are some 16 million independent workers in the U.S. today, including independent contractors and temporary workers.
Does your company use contingents? Can it staff a project within 48 hours? Does the company have a temp-to-perm hiring option? Does your management team talk about workforce modeling and the right mix of temporary workers and employees? If you answer no to at least 2 of these questions, your company could be using outmoded methods for finding the right talent.
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