It’s no secret that it’s harder today than ever before to recruit and retain top talent. You may even be concerned that your best people are being actively pursued by your competition. We can help.
Our proprietary tools will give you insight into your organization. It starts with a comprehensive employee-engagement consultation that will encompass feedback from your staff and leadership, to provide a 360-degree view of your culture. You’ll learn from these in-depth talent analytics how to improve recruitment and retention. You and your hiring managers will gain advice and resources to improve interviewing skills, along with becoming more effective and confident in coaching and professionally developing employees once hired.
Hiring the ideal candidate requires designing your recruiting efforts to ensure the employee not only has the skills necessary to do the job well, but also the behaviors and attitudes to fit within your culture. Total-person or job-fit assessments can help you hire the right person the first time. Assessments also help you understand how to motivate and manage employees with various personalities. The knowledge you gain will help you leverage employee strengths and minimize weaknesses so your employees are happy and productive.
Knowing that life’s only two certainties are death and taxes, let’s turn our attention to how the IRS determines independent contractor status. Previously, the IRS used to apply a 20-factor test to determine whether or not an individual could be classified as an independent contractor. A number of years ago they moved to what they call a “common-law” test that focuses on the degree of control the business exercises in achieving its purposes versus the degree of independence the worker has to actually perform the tasks themselves.
As described in IRS Publication 15-A, the IRS will closely examine each of the following three areas: “behavioral control, financial control, and the type of relationship of the parties.” Let’s take a look at each.
The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) and its related state agencies are charged with making sure that employees are given the modern-day equivalent of an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. Employers who fail to do so can be subject to back-pay claims, penalties and attorneys’ fees.
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