How Much Does Your Employee Truly Cost?

Employees can cost a business 18-26% more on top of their base salary in taxes and benefits Last January 31st, employers across the U.S. have distributed their employees’ W-2 form which states their wages and tax withholding. What those W-2 forms don’t show are the employer’s contribution towards taxes and benefits that they pay on… Read more »

Why Is It So Hard To Hire Mechanical Engineers?

  Engineering talents are scarce, yet surprising data shows that hiring Mechanical Engineers takes the longest compared to their counterparts. With unemployment hovering under 4%, hiring in general is difficult – and hiring for Mechanical Engineers is even more challenging. In a study made by Workable.com, engineering jobs take the longest time to fill. In… Read more »

Manufacturing Workforce Issue: 2.4 Million Jobs Expected To Stay Unfilled

In Part 1 of our Manufacturing Workforce spotlight, we highlight the main issue that’s causing the workforce shortage in manufacturing: The pending retirement of Baby Boomers and the disinterest among Millennials to pursue careers in manufacturing.  In Part 2 of this series, Technology Review highlights the other issues that are causing the decrease in hiring… Read more »

Tight Labor Market = Unconventional Benefits On The Rise

In a historically tight labor market, employers are trying to compete in hiring (and keeping) top talents by offering more unconventional benefits. Multiple studies have confirmed that what drives workers to shift jobs are for benefits that promote a better work-life balance, rather than just for better pay. In a Glassdoor.com survey on the importance… Read more »

Prepping For The California Independent Contractors “ABC Test”

In a recent court case, the California Supreme Court implemented a new “ABC Test” to determine if a worker qualifies as an independent contractor. Employers from multiple industries are now arguing that the rigidity of the test’s standards is restricting businesses from engaging with independent contractors. BUT WHAT IS THE “ABC TEST”? In the Dynamex… Read more »

Where To Find Engineering Jobs In 2018?

Emerging markets are currently disrupting the current shape of the economy, as well as employment projections for engineering talents. In 2013, Dice.com, a job site specifically for tech candidates, wrote about what industries will rise up in 2018. Though it seemed premature to make predictions for employment 5 years in advance, employment and revenue growth… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring Veterans for Your Open Engineering Jobs

Many engineers start their careers in the armed forces. While most eventually leave active military service, they don’t leave behind the skills and character traits learned during their service. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to hire military veterans to fill open engineering positions. Veterans know how to focus and complete a mission…. Read more »

Why You Should Outsource Your Payroll Administration

Why should you outsource your payroll administration? Because it will save you time, money and manpower, and shift the focus back in growing your business. Take a look at this article from Small Business Computing Magazine on why payroll outsourcing might be a good venture for your business: As your business grows, you may face… Read more »

5 Workplace Predictions For 2017

2016 is coming to a close fast so more companies are looking into 2017 and what are the trends that could impact the workplace in the near future. Research Director at Future Workplace and frequent Forbes Contributor Dan Schawbel compiles an annual end-of-the-year trends list on what he predicts could affect business and operations for… Read more »

Top Articles You May Have Missed From 2016

2017 is just around the corner, which means you’re probably thinking about wrapping up 2016 and getting ready for the new year.  While you’re cleaning up your files and making plans, it’s a great time to check out the best articles you may have missed from the past year.  In case you missed them, check… Read more »