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On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The purpose of the act was to make health care more affordable and accessible than ever before and require all Americans to have coverage, or else pay a penalty. As we near the five-year anniversary of the signing, we are still evaluating […]

Posted on February 13, 2015 in Staffing Software

Choosing the right talent acquisition software for your staffing agency’s needs is imperative. There are a number of different software options out there, but each company is unique, and you need the one that will work best for you. Here are some things you should consider when choosing talent acquisition software in order to make […]

Posted on February 10, 2015 in Affordable Care Act

Michigan has seen an increase in employment by temporary staffing agencies over the last few years. According to University of Michigan economist Don Grimes, 36% of the jobs which were created in that state from 2009 through 2013 were attributable to hiring by temporary staffing agencies and self-employment. Other states are experiencing similar increases in […]

Posted on February 6, 2015 in Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act requirement that employers provide health insurance to their workers was supposed to take effect with the start of the new year. But exactly which businesses fall under this employer mandate is far from certain. At issue: Just how many hours qualify for full-time work? The law puts the cutoff point at […]

Posted on January 29, 2015 in Affordable Care Act

Forty-six tax code changes, to be exact. For your 2015 tax preparation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the most sweeping health insurance legislation in American history, is also bringing the biggest tax code changes in years. But what does this mean for you?

Posted on January 23, 2015 in Affordable Care Act

Though these cheap plans may seem initially attractive for your staffing firm and even for some of your employees, it’s important to note that the Affordable Care Act is very much in flux right now, and this loophole could easily be closed as the law is challenged and refined.

Posted on January 21, 2015 in Affordable Care Act

The requirements of the Affordable Care Act can greatly affect staffing agencies that supply temporary and/or contract workers. The “pay-or-play” requirements of the Affordable Care Act are important to know if you are to ensure compliance and avoid costly fines. The requirements took effect on January 1, 2015, and apply to large firms, which are […]

Posted on January 19, 2015 in Video Interviewing

This is a guest post by Josh Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire, a video interview solution and AkkenCloud integration partner used by more than 2,000 companies across the globe. Connect with Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.   In a highly automated recruiting landscape, staffing and recruiting professionals are constantly looking for new, innovative ways […]

Posted on January 16, 2015 in Affordable Care Act

Choosing to pay the excise tax penalty is an option that limits growth opportunities, since the cost only goes up as a firm gets more employees. Offering insurance will not only make your company more attractive to prospective employees, it will almost assuredly be cheaper in the long run than continuing to pay a penalty.

Posted on January 14, 2015 in Video Interviewing

This is a guest post by Josh Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire, a video interview solution and AkkenCloud integration partner used by more than 2,000 companies across the globe. Connect with Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.   4 Ways to Use Video Interviews to Land Top Talent Finding the right person for a job […]