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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 […]

Posted on January 8, 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.   How to Use Video Interviewing to Streamline Your Recruiting Process Salt and pepper, milk and cookies, staffing and […]

Posted on January 5, 2015 in Affordable Care Act

The start of the new year brings with it the start of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. That’s the part of the law that requires employers to provide health insurance for employees, or pay a penalty. But it’s not quite that straightforward. The requirement varies, depending on the number of employees […]

Posted on January 3, 2015 in Affordable Care Act

For businesses – including many staffing firms – figuring out how to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s employee health insurance mandate, time is running short. Affordable Care Act : Preparing for the Employer Mandate After the healthcare legislation became law in 2013, a coalition of businesses and staffing industry representatives like the American Staffing […]

Posted on December 29, 2014 in Affordable Care Act, Recruiting Software, Staffing Software

After being delayed once already, the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate will take effect this January. Companies with less than 100 full-time employees in 2015, and less than 50 full-time employees after 2015, won’t be required to comply with the mandate, making it much easier to meet the ACA guidelines. Bigger companies, however, have to […]

Over the past couple of years, there have been tremendous changes in the job market. Most of these changes have been dictated by technological progress, and have made it easier for employers to connect with prospective employees. For example, job sites improved their recruiting software to be able to match potential candidates with hiring companies […]