Program policies and management

Canada mulls major temp foreign worker policy changes

|July 28th, 2021|

The Canadian government is proposing major changes to the rules for temporary foreign workers to address existing gaps in worker protections and strengthen program integrity.
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A new training prototype

|July 21st, 2021|

An emerging training model in the IT space is catching on. Called recruit-train-deploy, this method of developing a skilled workforce is helping bridge the talent gap.
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Repeal of Trump-era joint employer rule nears as White House concludes review

|July 21st, 2021|

The White House last week cleared the way for a repeal of the Trump administration’s standard for joint employment that many considered more business friendly.
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Sponsored: Screening talent in

|July 21st, 2021|

A clunky, drawn-out hiring process can frustrate workers and be costly to businesses. Representatives from background check provider Checkr and WillHire, a direct sourcing platform, discuss the benefits of their partnership and how it builds worker loyalty.
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What’s the wage?

|July 21st, 2021|

There’s much talk about wage inflation amid worker shortages. Whether the worry is warranted or not, SIA collated historical and projected wage averages in 34 countries and more to help program managers anticipate trends.
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Lowe’s wins bid to enforce arbitration in worker misclassification case

|July 21st, 2021|

An independent installer’s misclassification case against the home improvement retailer must be handled through arbitration, a US District Court ruled last week.
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Delaware becomes 10th state to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

|July 21st, 2021|

Delaware’s minimum wage will rise to $15 an hour from $9.25 over a series of annual increases between 2022 and 2025.
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Skills apocalypse: Train your contingents

|July 14th, 2021|

Finding workers with the right skills is a persistent problem for contingent workforce programs; upskilling is an option to help find the workers your program needs. We take a look at a few different training models.
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Employed or self-employed? A matter of personal service

|July 14th, 2021|

UK court decisions regarding employment status of Deliveroo and Uber workers are seemingly at odds. SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research explains the differences between the cases.
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Buyer to pay $1.45 million in racial harassment suit; failed to take immediate and corrective action

|July 14th, 2021|

The Ohio-based medical and laboratory product manufacturer and distributor and its staffing firm did not take immediate corrective action when workers complained, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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