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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a reporter for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.
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Changing Tides: Denials, revocations, unprecedented delays on H-1B visas

By |June 19th, 2019|

Obtaining temporary work visas for highly skilled foreign workers become increasingly difficult under President Trump. Firms now also report problems with keeping existing visas as well as decision delays.
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Offboarding your contingents pays off. Try it.

By |June 12th, 2019|

Proper onboarding of contingent workers is widely recognized as necessary for a successful worker experience. However, offboarding is just as important and often overlooked. Why you should have a process in place.
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SIA research: How to negotiate MSAs, other supplier agreements

By |June 5th, 2019|

The master service agreement and the adjacent supplier agreements can be a challenging process. An SIA report provides information to execute the process more efficiently.
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Creating diversity in your contingent labor pool

By |May 22nd, 2019|

Diversity hiring and inclusion are top-of-mind for many organizations, yet the contingent labor pool and supply chain are often overlooked as potential sources of diversity spend when developing strategy.
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Talent tech investments bring broader services. Are your suppliers keeping up?

By |May 22nd, 2019|

As program sophistication has grown alongside rapid advances in technology, staffing firms have begun to invest in many new categories within the workforce solutions ecosystem. Where does your program stand?
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USCIS ordered to explain H-1B visa decision process

By |May 15th, 2019|

A federal judge has ordered US Citizenship and Immigration Services to explain its H-1B visa processing times and rule changes in a lawsuit brought by ITServe Alliance, a trade association for IT services companies.
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Contractor pay: Facebook ups the ante

By |May 15th, 2019|

Facebook Inc. will require vendors to raise the minimum wage paid to some US contractors to $20 per hour to better reflect local costs of living.
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SIA research: IR35 off-payroll working rules in 2020; get started now

By |May 8th, 2019|

Enterprise buyers should begin preparing for proposed changes to the UK’s IR35 off-payroll working rules covering taxation and independent contractors, which are expected to be published this summer and take effect next April.
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DOL provides ‘useful clarity’ regarding online platforms and worker classifications

By |May 1st, 2019|

The US Department of Labor says virtual platform gig workers are independent contractors, not employees, in response to a query regarding workers sourced through such a platform.
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US staffing industry forecast finds signs of bill rate increases

By |April 24th, 2019|

SIA’s latest staffing industry forecast finds significant increases in pay rates and bill rates across a wide range of occupations and industries, prompted by either minimum wage hikes or competition for talent.
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