Entrepreneurs: Looking to Hire? Avoid These 3 Hiring Mistakes

Ms. Career Girl

Perhaps there is business expertise that you don’t have; but a contractor may better suit your needs than a full-time employee.

2020 141

Employing Foreign Construction Workers after Brexit

Career Alley

Two-thirds of the country’s contractors are worried about the detrimental impact Brexit will have on the labour market. The construction industry continues to face a severe skills shortage, and with Brexit that could become even more critical.

2020 141

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are these unreasonable expectations for a part-time contractor?

Ask A Manager

In fact, they have a very consistent history of hiring contractors into full-time roles! Is it reasonable to expect a part-time contractor to be super responsive to all emails and have open availability for calls and meetings on a daily basis? They sound like they’re otherwise a company you want to work with, and it’s good that they have a track record of following through on promises to hire contractors into full-time work (which isn’t always the case).

2020 59

More Women Are Working than Men

Evil HR Lady

This is also payroll growth and doesn’t account for the people (men and women) who work as independent contractors or who are self-employed or who work on farms. percent of the workforce in the United States is now female, surpassing men for the first time since the Great Recession, ten years ago. That recession was led by the male-heavy industries of construction and manufacturing.

2020 116

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m a contractor at a big company that has some ongoing labor disputes. In any case, as a contractor, I’d leave it alone. But as a contractor who’s currently dependent on your company’s good will to fix that end date mistake and not accidentally terminate you nine months early, it’s just not worth spending capital on.

2020 63

is my boss trying to tell me he’s unhappy with my work?

Ask A Manager

First, there really is no one else working here that could do 90% of what I do and it should really be done in-house even though he has talked about using an outside contractor for that fifth element, X. A reader writes: I started at a new job about five months ago after leaving a pretty toxic work situation, and I am happy to report that I love my new job. No work environment is perfect, but when you’re able to do work you love, it makes any environment a lot better.

2020 55

my manager over-uses “like,” is lunch included in an eight-hour day, and more

Ask A Manager

We’re government contractors, so while our team generally skews young and is used to being casual with one another, our clients are typically more reserved and expect a higher degree of formality. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My manager over-uses “like” My manager frequently uses the verbal filler “like” during meetings with clients.

2020 58

How Women are Changing the Face of Construction

Ms. Career Girl

However, the numbers are slowly climbing even with some industry experts predicting that one in four construction workers will be a woman by 2020.

Warning: Shrinking Economies Shrink Job Opportunities

Career Alley

Projections for 2020 estimate a loss of over 61,000 of these jobs. million jobs by 2020. This occupation has no educational requirements and requires only short-term, on-the-job training after hiring, and it is projected to experience 70% growth by the year 2020.

Desk or Labor Jobs Here Today, Consider Them Gone Tomorrow

Competitive Resumes

Studies in recent years say 40% (or a little less) will be contractors or freelancers by 2020. Below is a Quora response I wanted to share. The original is here. I don’t think experts think these two jobs (desk or labor) will exist for the long term.

2017 130

10 Surprising Statistics About the Contingent Worker and Your Contract Workforce


My work has placed me at an interesting intersection where I am working and consulting in the HR and recruiting industries while also being an independant contractor and member of the contingent workforce.

Navigating the Gig Economy

Ms. Career Girl

The rise in companies using contingent, freelance or independent contractors for these short-term engagements can be found in nearly every industry ranging from education, hospitality and healthcare, to errands, side projects, and professional services.

HR Slang: Contingent Fringe

HR Capitalist

Contingent Fringe is 1) the percentage of temps, contractors and freelancers in the American workforce, plus 2) people who are current full-time employees at a company who would likely have to join the contingent labor workforce should they lose their current full-time gigs. .

Business Owners: Don't Get Tripped Up By Misclassification

Water Cooler Wisdom

  We were interested in this topic because we had seen statistics that by 2020, nearly half the American workforce will consist of contract workers.   Fortunately, staffing, recruiting and search firm  Wunderland  has provided these tips for accurately telling the difference between a full-time employee and a contractor.

2015 57

Following Your Dreams: From Community College to Interior Design School

Career Alley

As of July 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that jobs for interior designers are “expected to increase by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020,” which is average. Contractor for a design agency.

employee might give me drugs for Christmas, coworker’s husband punched me, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m a government contractor. Via Company 2, January 2020 – present. It’s three answers to three questions. Here we go…. My employee might give me drugs for Christmas. I’m a manager of a the warehouse team at our company and earlier today a member of the sales team who reports to me and who I have a good rapport with asked me if I smoke pot.

2019 63

update: how do I reconcile my heart and my brain when making big career decisions?

Ask A Manager

Due to the timing of baby’s birth and our life priorities, my husband and I decided to move back to the city (2 states away) where his company is based at the beginning of 2020 and buy a home. As it turns out, because I am highly valued at my workplace and am leaving a large hole in my practice area, my boss suggested I work from home after the move as a contractor for as long as I want – before and after baby is born. It’s “where are you now?”

2019 59

Essential Leadership for the Future of Work

Water Cooler Wisdom

By 2020, 90 percent of employees will stay on the job three years or less, 50 percent will work remotely, and a majority will be independent contractors. At this year's  SilkRoad Connections conference, keynote speaker Cheryl Cran challenged our attendees to upgrade their leadership operating systems to meet future work requirements. How can we change how we think, do, and share? Twenty-First Century Changes and Challenges.

2016 40

LAROCQUE’s Five Recruiting Trends in 2014 #recruittrends


Current trends show the Fortune 500 workforce being 50% contingent by 2020. This means that in many environments the two worlds of recruiting Full Time Employees (FTEs) and contingent workers (contractors, temps, independent consultants) will collide. Recruiting Trends Week is upon us!

2014 140

How to Manage In-House & Virtual Teams at Work


By 2020, freelancers and independent workers will encompass the workforce, with 16 million professionals already working in the space already. This makes management of contractors easier and more efficient. The days of everyone working in the same place at the same time are gone.

2012 130

The Self-Employment Surge and How Professionals Can Best Prepare

Water Cooler Wisdom

One in two American workers are projected to be self-employed by 2020, according to MBO Partners. a provider of back office services for self-employed professionals, to conduct a new study, The Future of Work: Preparing for Independence, which examined the attributes and skills of those who are gainfully self-employed to help aspiring contractors get and stay ahead in this ever-changing work environment.

2014 61

updates: the insulting gift, the employee born on Leap Day, and more

Ask A Manager

If she is still employed here in 2020 she will get a Monday off as the 29th of February is on a Saturday. The train-the-trainer project my low performer wanted ended up stalling out due to issues with our contractor, but I have had some much more blunt conversations with my employee about her performance limitations, particularly around communication. It’s “where are you now?”

2018 87

11 Assets Every Business-Of-One Needs To Survive

Career Realism

Recent studies are predicting one out of every two professionals in the workforce will be independent contractors by 2020. This post is part of the Professional Independence Project series. I had a dream that I wanted to have my own business.

2014 113