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Why a Strong Contingent Workforce Can Help Weather a Recession 

Economic downturns happen. History tells us periods of highs and lows are part of life, and it’s up to us to ride the waves. But there are ways to p...

4 Steps to Building a Winning Contingent Workforce Program

Creating solutions that help you plan ahead to remain in compliance can come down to selecting the right AOR partner. Failure to plan can result in no...

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Why a Strong Contingent Workforce Can Help Weather a Recession 

Economic downturns happen. History tells us periods of highs and lows are part of life, and it’s up to us to ride the waves. But there are ways to p...

4 Steps to Building a Winning Contingent Workforce Program

Creating solutions that help you plan ahead to remain in compliance can come down to selecting the right AOR partner. Failure to plan can result in no...

Mitigating Risk and Managing Employee Compliance: Planning for 2023 and Beyond

Creating solutions that help you plan ahead to remain in compliance can come down to selecting the right AOR partner. Failure to plan can result in no...

How Technology Is Impacting Management of the Independent Workforce

Technology is reshaping talent acquisition and the staffing industry as a whole. Today, we can access business intelligence tools, develop data-driven...

TechServe Alliance

November 7-9, 2022
La Quinta Resort & Club
Palm Springs CA...

Choosing the right Contractor Management Organisation for you

With companies expanding their reach rapidly and venturing into new markets, many are searching for efficient ways to handle the exponential increase ...

SIA CWS & GigE North America 2022

September 19-21, 2022
The Omni
Dallas, TX...

ASA Staffing World Live 2022

October 25-27, 2022
Las Vegas, NV...

NAPS Annual Conference 2022

October 2-4, 2022
Alexandria, VA...

SIA Healthcare Staffing Summit 2022

November 2-4, 2022
Marriott Marquis
Houston, TX...

SIA Executive Forum EMEA 2022

December 6-7, 2022
London...

6 Trends Defining the Recruitment Industry in 2022

The evolving world of work is changing the recruitment industry. Stay on top of recruitment trends that are defining the industry in 2022 and beyond....

On-Demand Webinar: Becoming a Client-of-Choice for the Flexible Workforce

In the era of talent scarcity many innovative HR professionals are deploying total talent management strategies that seek to holistically manage and o...

On-Demand Webinar: Building a Talent Community

We are entering a new era of talent scarcity, particularly within professional and STEM categories. We are also seeing dramatic shifts in the labor ma...

On-Demand Webinar: 9 Steps to Building a Flexible Workforce Strategy

A flexible workforce model can attract scarce talent, while driving significant cost savings and enhancing enterprise flexibility. How do today’s HR...

On-Demand Webinar: Get Prepared. Talent Engagement Strategies During Unpredictable Economic Times

Tracking economic predictions is like being in a room full of bouncing, rubber balls. In January, the Congressional Budget Office issued their economi...

Webinar: Drive Compliance in Your Talent Strategy with SAP Fieldglass Partner Solutions

Total workforce management is key to executing your company’s talent strategy. Peace of mind and efficiency of process are essential when businesses...

On-Demand Webinar: It’s Time to Adjust! Why Virtualization is Making Employee Engagement Drastically More Complex

A 2020 Gartner survey of finance executives reported that nearly 75% planned to make some of their workforce remote until 2021. Now, with the alarming...

The Changing Workforce: It’s a Whole Different Animal Virtual Conference

We attracted more than 350 registrants and featured 25+ industry experts, clients, and partners. These leaders joined in 6 interactive sessions, discu...

On-Demand Webinar: Direct Sourcing Demystified

Sixty percent of organizations state that developing a direct source strategy for talent is their top contingent workforce priority over the next two ...

Retail Industry Case Study

TalentWave client success story for a major international retailer that needed to implement a comprehensive flexible workforce strategy, including a r...

Information Services Industry Case Study

Due to the nature of their business our Client utilizes a wide range of contract experts who bring unique experience, knowledge and specialization to...

Software Industry Case Study

Our client needed to ensure their flexible workforce population was properly classified and on-boarded through a streamlined process, in a short timef...

Financial Services Industry Case Study

Our client was looking for a specialized provider of Independent Contractor (IC) Compliance and Employer of Record (EOR) services that could deliver ...

Cloud Computing Industry Case Study

Our cloud computing client’s Procurement team recognized there were significant risks associated with contract resources and potentially classifying...

Technology Industry Case Study

This technology company was looking for an IC compliance solution provider that could support their process requirements and meet contractors needs...

Mergers & Acquisitions and the Hidden Exposure of Misclassified ICs

Hidden under the shiny surface of many M&A transactions is the hidden exposure of misclassified independent contractors, which if not properly address...

Mergers & Acquisitions and the Hidden Exposure of Misclassified ICs

Hidden under the shiny surface of many M&A transactions is the hidden exposure of misclassified independent contractors, which if not properly add...

Tenure Limits for Temporary Employees

Imposing tenure limits for temporary employees is a common practice. However, the minimal benefits gained from instituting and enforcing these policie...

Intellectual Property, Trade Secret Risks and Your Independent Contractors

Some practical advice on how you can best safeguard your business IP and trade secrets while still providing the critical information necessary for y...

The Perils of Do-it-Yourself Independent Contractor Compliance

We are often asked about the merits of going with an in-house, or what we call a Do-It-Yourself (DIY), approach to independent contractor compliance v...

Practical Steps in Statement of Work (SOW) Management

Statement of Work (SOW) Management serves as the basis for defining a project relationship through a formal contract agreement between the client and ...

IC Compliance Program Frequently Asked Questions

As industry experts in Independent Contractor compliance and engagement solutions, TalentWave is often asked for expert input from organizations....

The Flexible Workforce: A shock absorber for turbulent economic conditions

What is the optimal staffing level? How do you determine the right mix of traditional workers versus flexible workers (independent contractors, freel...

TalentBridge

Search your known resources and deploy them as soon as the following day with your own Talent Community. Learn more about TalentWave’s innovative te...

The Flexible Workforce Strategic Planning Guide

Almost every industry can benefit from engaging the independent workforce. So how do you effectively tap into the potential of highly skilled independ...

Best-in-Class IC Compliance: 5 Critical Program Elements

Building and/or optimizing an organization’s IC compliance strategy has become a boardroom issue for many companies. And it has become increasingly ...

Tried and True Negotiation Strategies to Improve Margins

Every salesperson wants to sell more and at a higher price. You want to have a win/win with your customers, but you don’t want to “give away the s...

3 Things Elite Recruiters Do That Others Do Not

There are a lot of good recruiters. There are some great recruiters. Then there are a handful of recruiters that reach the rank of truly elite. When l...

6 Principles of Persuasion to Boost Your Staffing Business

Ask yourself, “what makes one recruiter more successful than another?” Maybe you attribute their success to hard work or even luck. Some recruiter...

Behavioral-Based Interviewing: What to Ask and How to Analyze Responses

Have you ever been blindsided by what you thought was a perfect hire who turned out to be a total disaster? Or had the feeling you missed out on a gre...

Communication Tactics to Make Prospects Want to Work with You

If you do anything enough, it becomes routine, and as a recruiter, you’re no exception to the rule. As you speak to candidates and clients each day,...

Consultative Selling for Recruiters: Create Value and Trust with Prospects

Working in staffing and recruiting you’re often treated like vendors by prospects and clients, and in these cases, you may need to change your appro...

Go from Average Producer to Big Biller: Methods to Move the Needle

A core behavior that separates top-performing recruiters from those that slide by year-after-year is the discipline of establishing actionable goals....

How to Create and Implement a Strategic, Client-Development Plan

Building a client base isn’t something that happens by accident – it takes a strategy that focuses on consistency and purpose. You need to compile...

Increase New Business by Leveraging Your Existing Relationships

If you’re not leveraging your existing relationships for opportunities, you’re losing out on a low cost source of new business....

Increase Your Response Rates with Better Recruiting Emails

While communication between recruiters and employment candidates has evolved, one thing has remained constant: the critical role email plays. However,...

Launching Your Contract Staffing Business for Maximum Recurring Revenue

Historically, temporary and contract staffing have comprised 80-90% of the total staffing market, while search and placement have enjoyed a much small...

How to Prevent Candidates from “Ghosting” on the Job Offer

One of your clients contacts you with an open opportunity. You find the perfect candidate, interview them and refer them to your client. Your client m...

Unstoppable Sales Growth for Recruiters: Build and Sustain Market Distinction

Unstoppable recruiting organizations recognize that every sale is influenced by the employees who both directly and indirectly interact with clients a...

Winning the Staffing Sales Game: Get More Appointments & Land New Business

Develop actionable strategies you can use today to maximize your profits placing contract talent....

Winning the Staffing Sales Game: Get More Appointments & Land New Business

Develop actionable strategies you can use today to maximize your profits placing contract talent....

Best Practices for Maximizing Profits on Your Contract Recruitment Business

Develop actionable strategies you can use today to maximize your profits placing contract talent....

Ramping Up Your Hiring Capabilities

Develop actionable strategies you can use today to maximize your profits placing contract talent....

Workforce Virtualization and Payroll Complexities

Develop actionable strategies you can use today to maximize your profits placing contract talent....

Essential Questions to Evaluate Outsourcing Providers Guide

This comprehensive list of questions will help staffing owners thoroughly evaluate outsourcing providers to choose the right provider for their needs....

The Seven Deadly Myths of Contract Recruiting

Recruiters often hesitate to get into the contract-recruiting game due to longstanding and persistent misconceptions. Learn the reality behind each my...

Managing Your Virtual Workforce

Here are the critical factors you need to consider to successfully manage a virtual workforce, from tools to security and everything in between. ...

EOR vs. PEO

Discover the many differences between an employer of record (EOR) and a professional employer organization (PEO)....

Unstoppable Sales Growth: Six Tips to Build a New Revenue Stream with Contract Recruiting

Learn how recruiting companies can capture a new revenue stream amid the Great Resignation. ...

Where is All the Talent

Discover the many differences between an employer of record (EOR) and a professional employer organization (PEO)....

Businesses in Australia turning to overseas talent to fill crucial skills gaps

Recently Neil Merola, Head of APAC at People2.0, was interviewed by Shortlist, a publication that keeps recruitment agency and in-house talent acquisi...

Using Diversity to Build Resilience in Your Procurement Strategies

Promoting the longevity of your clients’ organizations means developing a diversity recruiting strategy that fosters resiliency. ...

Futureproof Your Staffing Agency: Meeting the Changing Needs of Your Clients Today and Tomorrow

The distributed workforce has turned the staffing industry on its head. Neal Bhamre of People2.0 weighs in on how to futureproof your staffing agency....

How Outsourcing Could Increase Your Firm’s Valuation

Outsourcing certain business functions can go a long way in enhancing your staffing firm’s valuation....

How recruiters can make The Great Resignation work for them

Have any of your co-workers left their roles for new job opportunities recently? They aren’t alone. People around the world are bidding goodbye to t...

International Women’s Day 2022

Celebrated annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a crucial day in the year where the world unites to honour women’s achievements...

New Zealand’s border reopening presents new opportunities for businesses

Positive steps for New Zealand as they have announced reopening borders in phases to fully vaccinated travellers. It will allow these travellers to is...

Recruiting for Other Recruiters

Labor shortages are affecting nearly every industry, including staffing and recruiting. Here’s how to successfully recruit for other recruiters....

Australian borders opened to highly skilled workers

After almost two years of restricted international travel, countries worldwide are grappling with shortages in skilled workers, racing to secure the n...

Recruitment Strategies for a Post-COVID World

These strategies will become essential for recruiters in a post-COVID world....

Global Expansion Strategy Dos and Don’ts for Staffing Agencies and Recruiters

A global expansion can be a risky and complex endeavor. Here are some dos and don’ts to follow to help ensure you build a successful global workforc...

The Great Resignation: Persuasive Tactics to Convince Companies to Adapt

The labor shortage caused by the Great Resignation is requiring organizations to either adapt or lose out on top talent....

Global Talent Management: Strategies to Leverage the Global Talent Community

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic early 2020, the global workforce has experienced unprecedented transformation. Companies were forced to i...

The Rise of the Recruiter Savior

Labor shortage and global work opportunities make it tough to attract top candidates. Welcome to the rise of the recruiter savior....

How to Build Out your Diversity and Inclusion Hiring Strategies

Companies are increasingly seeking to diversify their talent pipelines and build inclusive work environments that attract more people of color, women,...

Why leveraging a contractor workforce can increase efficiency for agencies and end-clients

In this new era of digitalisation, workforce models and hiring strategies are constantly evolving to increase efficiency in the professional workforce...

Workforce Leaders of Tomorrow: Archway Recruitment, New Zealand

At Entity Solutions, a People2.0 Company, we provide workforce solutions to businesses across the Asia Pacific. This gives us a front row seat to join...

5 insights: Australia’s skilled visa sponsorship inquiry

Australia’s visa sponsorship and migration program has been hard hit by COVID-19, with 500,000 temporary visa holders leaving the country in the pas...

Six financial lessons for contractors from COVID-19

Like every pandemic in history, there is no doubt COVID-19 will have lingering effects on us all. Research has already shown shifts in how we prioriti...

The priority of embedding a culture of diversity and inclusion in the contingent workforce

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) has never been more of a priority for business as it is today. It is common practice to have a team of people internally...

Top 5 emerging workforce trends in Asia

As businesses chart their road to recovery post COVID-19, many are working hard to equip themselves with the tools and knowledge needed to successfull...

Talent Curation: How Recruiters Can Get Ahead of the Competition

Ensure you have the right skilled talent available for positions as soon as you need them filled. Here’s how to get ahead with talent curation....

Tips for Recruiters: How to Craft LinkedIn Messages That Get Responses

As a recruiter, you spend a lot of time on LinkedIn. To see better results from your outreach, learn best practices for crafting great LinkedIn messag...

How Women Can Support Women in the Recruitment Industry

Female leaders and recruiters have an opportunity to empower other women in the recruitment industry this Women’s History Month and beyond....

Remaining competitive in a post-COVID world

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on businesses all over the world, permanently reshaping the world, and the business landscape. Organisations have taken...

Driving business growth through market innovation | Webinar Recording (3)

As businesses try to emerge in a post-pandemic world, they ponder one existential question: “How do we do that?”. While some wait to see if the ec...

Leading teams in times of change | Webinar recording (2)

In today’s climate, being a great leader encompasses so much more than simply being brilliant at your job. Building a strong vision, inspiring and m...

How to develop business resilience for the future | Webinar Recording (1)

We are currently living through a time of unprecedented change. The past year has presented a multitude of challenges and obstacles that have not been...

Recruiters: How to Become an Expert in Your Niche

Positioning yourself as an expert in your niche can help you better address the needs of your clients and be seen as a valuable asset....

Thinking of Starting a Recruiting Agency? Here Are the Industries Poised for Growth

Starting a recruiting agency can be a lucrative career move, especially if you enter one of the top industries poised for growth in 2021. ...

Global contingent workforce response to COVID-19

We recently reached out to our network and customers to gauge how the contingent hiring market was performing during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The...

22 new Occupations added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List in Australia (PMSOL)

Last week came a much-anticipated change to Australian migration, which has been heavily impacted by Covid-19. The Minister for Immigration, Citizensh...

3 considerations for recruitment agencies engaging overseas workers

The global pandemic has changed the world we live and work in for the foreseeable future. It’s now been more than eight months since professionals a...

Is Your Staffing Agency’s Website ADA Compliant?

Is Your Staffing Agency’s Website ADA Compliant? Staffing agencies encounter a wide variety of diverse candidates during the hiring process. This di...

Neil Merola on the APSCo Australia podcast

Recently our CEO Neil Merola from Entity Solutions, a People2.0 Company spoke with Lesley Horsburgh, Managing Director of APSCo Australia on their pod...

Labour Hire Licensing in Australia: where are we now?

Labour hire licensing is slowly being introduced across Australia, to ensure the safe and legal engagement of workers. The latest state to implement t...

What does the Budget mean for contractors?

The recent Federal Budget announcement was a robust response to the impact of the global pandemic. The significant fiscal spending plans will support ...

Reviewing Staffing Agency Employee Benefits in the Time of COVID-19

Open enrollment for employee benefits typically occurs during the fall, between September and December. While it’s a good idea to review your staffi...

Top tax-time strategies for contractors

The lead up to the end of tax year is always a great time to reflect on your goals, tie up loose ends and take steps to improve your financial strateg...

Australian Government aims to kick-start the economy with skilled migration

While the international movement of people has nearly altogether halted in 2020 due to the global pandemic, the Australian Government is working hard ...

Priority skilled visas and travel exemptions for Australian jobs

The Australian Government has released a list of priority skills that will be granted travel exemptions into Australia. A new priority skills list and...

FAQs about Payroll for Contract Recruiters

Contract recruiting is having a moment. With around a third of US employment having already shifted to contingent roles, the need for contract recruit...

IPro Feature: Ashton Wood, Founder of DV Safe Phone

One of the great benefits of contracting on a fixed term basis is the occasional break in between contracts. One of our IPros (independent professiona...

5 reasons to engage contractors in COVID-19

The white-collar workforce is at a huge advantage with the ability to work from home in many roles, which is proving valuable during the global pandem...

5 apps to get your Coronavirus budget in shape

In the span of a few weeks COVID-19 has upended how people in Australia and around the world work and live. You may now be working from home, have red...

Cash flow & COVID-19 – Adapting your budget to your new reality

Daily life has been turned upside down for all of us due to the COVID-19 pandemic and new ways of living, working and connecting have quickly become t...

4 major pitfalls to avoid when working remotely

With the current need for social distancing, white collar contractors (Independent Professionals/IPros) are incredibly fortunate to be able to do thei...

5 tips for inducting new contractors from home

The world is remarkably different place from what it was just a few weeks ago. Professional services and large enterprises have been forced to embrace...

How to stay afloat in times of hardship

There is an old English proverb that states a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. While for most of us the days of sailing the high seas are stuff...

A virtual bench of affiliates is more cost effective than maintaining under-utilized employees

A recent research study by the Hinge Institute, reports that professional service organizations grew faster in 2019 than in the last five years yet th...

Engaging virtual teams during COVID-19

While COVID-19 has created a more remote workforce, what action do managers need to take action to ensure their virtual team is working effectively? A...

4 Ways for your business to better appeal to contingent workers

Amidst a backdrop of global skill shortages, contingent workers offer businesses scalability, productivity and profitability; but are businesses ready...

Best Practices for Onboarding Clinicians

There are typically some best practices your organization can adopt when developing your own onboarding and/or compliance processes....

California Payroll Best Practices

Here are just a few of the important things for you to consider when hiring employees in California...

Two Major Barriers That Can Hinder Contract-Recruiting Revenue Streams

Knowing how to handle these roadblocks can help ensure you realize contract recruiting’s full profit potential...

Understanding The Intricacies of Temp Payroll

Check out some items to consider when building a payroll business for contract and temporary placements...

Talent Acquisition via Skilled Migration

‘Talent crunch’, ‘brain drain’, ‘war on talent’ – there are many terms being used to describe how technological shifts in the workforce ...

Why Australia’s Mining Industry Needs Skilled Migration

The demand for workers in the mining sector is at its highest level since the previous boom-time peak in 2013. Australian Resources and Energy Group, ...

5 Ways To Compete With The Top Staffing Agencies

Smaller businesses often have many advantages over their larger counterparts—you just need to know how to leverage those advantages correctly!...

Why So Many Startup Staffing Agencies Fail

If you’ve given up a steady salary to start your own recruitment company, you want to take every step you can to ensure you succeed....

Update on Labour Hire Licensing in Australia

Calls for Labour Hire Licensing arose to stop the exploitation and mistreatment of workers, support legitimate labour hire operators and protect users...

International Women’s Day 2019

It’s International Women’s Day 2019 and the energy is palpable. It’s been a big couple of years for gender relations as more vocal and urgent mo...

Unique Challenges Independent Staffing Firms Face & How to Solve Them, Part 2

While it may seem overwhelming when so many hurdles stand between you and success, there are solutions available to overcome the obstacles in your way...

Tax Time 2019 – Essential Tips for Independent Professionals

We’re almost half way through the year which means that tax time is once again upon us. June 30th is a key date stuck in the collective mind of most...

Unique Challenges Independent Staffing Firms Face & How to Solve Them, Part 1

Independent staffing firms have to manage all aspects of running an agency on their own—making their position particularly difficult....

How To Upskill in the Future of Work

A question on the lips of many people as contingent labour and contract work grows, is how individuals can upskill without access to the training prog...

How Small Firms Can Compete with the Top Staffing Agencies

Smaller firms often have many advantages over their larger counterparts; you just need to know how to correctly leverage them!...

2019 Federal Budget – What You Need to Know

On Tuesday 2nd April 2019, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg unveiled the Coalition government’s pre-election budget promising a 7.1 billion surplus. Entity...

4 Selling Points Clients Want to Hear from Recruiters

It’s not enough to simply say that you will solve your clients’ needs—you have to provide proof that shows you have and can!...

Make yourself at home: The tricks to setting up an optimal home office

Working as a professional contractor (referred to as an Independent Professional or IPro by Entity Solutions) can, at times, lend itself to remote or ...

Mitigating Risk in an Age of Contingent Labour

Consider the following scenario – does it sound familiar? Your business is well aware of contractors being an attractive resourcing option for the f...

Are You Ready for the New Victoria Labour Hire Licensing Scheme?

A new mandatory labour hire licensing scheme will soon apply to all labour hire providers operating in Victoria. The scheme comes into effect on 29th ...

Migration News: Skilled Occupation List Changes

On 11th March 2019, the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) released a number of additions and changes to its Skilled Occupation list line up. It’s a ...

Essential Strategy to Reign Supreme in the Talent Crunch

Reflecting on your client experiences over the past couple of years, it probably comes as no surprise that in 2017, “three-quarters of Australia’s...

Get a Tax Break with Novated Car Leasing for Independent Professionals

If you’re an independent professional who is planning to buy a car or at least contemplating it, then you ought to consider Novated Leasing. Why? We...

What Clients Really Want Staffing Companies to Know

Learn what makes for a valued partnership, how to build trust, and things clients would like staffing companies to stop doing....

Understanding the Gig Economy

There has been increasing talk about the gig economy in recent years which has now well and truly reached fever pitch. Google trends show that web sea...

Starting Your Own Staffing or Recruiting Firm? Incorporate These 4 Best Practices

To avoid falling victim to common pitfalls, follow these four best practices when starting your own staffing or recruiting business...

Ensuring Temporary Worker Satisfaction

As the liaison between clients and contractors, your staffing firm must consider your role in ensuring temporary worker satisfaction...

Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn as a Recruiter (Without Spending a Dime)

When utilized to its fullest potential, LinkedIn can serve as a cost-effective, efficient means of finding top talent for your clients...

Innovative Ideas to Move Your Staffing Business Forward, Part 1

Implementing new ideas can propel your staffing business towards greater innovation and impact. Check out our first set of recommendations in this fou...

Small Vendor Engagement: Does tail spend have you in a tail spin?

The benefits of small vendor engagement are vast — increased diversity of supply base & tapping in to the explosion of the gig economy. Learn more.....

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

Today, Thursday 8 March 2018, is International Women’s Day – for some it’s a reminder of how far we have come or even… how far we have to go! ...

Apply 6 Principals of Persuasion to Grow Your Staffing Business

Explore and embrace these 6 Persuasion Principles to win concessions and more clients for long-term influence and success....

Global skills in demand for the future of work

You may be thinking about upskilling so you can then put your hand up for projects requiring niche skills. Maybe you’d like to explore your work opt...

How outsourcing to a CMO makes engaging a NZ contract workforce stress-free

Labour markets all over the world are increasingly moving towards flexible and assignment based engagements that allow an organisation to upscale and ...

Are contractors financially prepared for the future?

Recently, in conjunction with FMD Financial, we held an important Roundtable event designed to help us understand our contractors and their thoughts r...

Understanding a Candidate’s Non-Monetary Motivators, Part 2

Get clarity on your candidate's job search situation and identify any potential obstacles early so they don’t become brick walls after your client i...

Our top tips to get organised at tax time

It’s tax time again and for many it can be stressful. Maybe you haven’t had time to get up to speed on tax changes and don’t know where to turn ...

Understanding a Candidate’s Non-Monetary Motivators, Part 1

Gathering non-monetary feedback to clarify how a candidate is motivated beyond salary compensation is an essential step to the recruiting process. Bu...

Qualifying Candidates and Compensation Conversations

There are essential next steps to take when a candidate expresses interest in an opportunity; effectively qualify candidates to reduce client turnover...

Recruit Interested Candidates Faster & More Efficiently

A candidate says 'YES, I'm interested in hearing more about this opportunity;' what you do next is the most important part of your recruitment process...

Skilling Australians Fund legislation approved – What it means for your organisation

Another anticipated change to the Visa program has been approved in parliament. The Skilling Australians Fund legislation passed in Senate this week, ...

Attracting Candidates – The Right Way to Recruit (Part 2)

Explore human nature and how you can use psychology to improve your recruiting efforts; what attracts a candidate and how can you better sell to them....

Attracting Candidates – The Right Way to Recruit (Part 1)

Recruiting is selling opportunities! So, what’s the right way to attract top candidates & pitch them your best opportunities?...

Proposed Labour Hire legislation changes

As Group MD and founder of Entity Solutions, our organisation has commenced its journey to comply with the Labour Hire licensing changes that are roll...

How to entice top talent to New Zealand – and your organisation

New Zealand is booming, with the tech industry expanding (Wellington is promoting itself as the new mini Silicone Valley) and beginning to attract top...

482 TSS Visa commences: The key changes you need to know about

Last year, the Australian government announced that there would be changes to the skilled visa programs as of 2018. In line with the announcement in A...

Provisional tax changes for NZ Independent Professionals

From 1 April 2018, Independent Professionals (IPros) can benefit from the significant changes that the IRD (Inland Revenue) has made to the provisiona...

Building an Exceptional Customer Service Program for Your Staffing Company

Top-rate customer service, the kind that puts your staffing company in the forefront, is hard work and takes intentional, committed actions every day....

Why diversification and active management deliver consistent investment returns

We all understand that certain sectors of the market do better during particular stages of the economic cycle than others. However, trying to pick the...

Techniques for Minimizing Candidate Dropout Before Day One

Losing an employee between the offer acceptance and day one of work is excruciating for both you and your client. Here are some tips for minimizing dr...

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace

We all want to work for an organisation that embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in the workplace. As the workforce shifts over time, a new gene...

5 Rules to Get Past the Gatekeeper and Close More New Clients

With some helpful techniques, you can increase your gatekeeper success rate and get in front of more decision makers....

Singapore, start preparing your workforce for Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial revolution and the Digital Age are already upon us, prompting massive change in all industries and presenting challenges for bus...

Connecting to Job Seekers: Bridging the Language Gap, Part 2

The biggest opportunity for staffing companies to connect with the job seeker’s struggle is by focusing on the job search process itself....

Connecting to Job Seekers: The Language Breakdown, Part 1

An ASA study revealed that staffing companies and job seekers are not speaking the same language. This two-part series reviews study findings and subs...

Embracing Independent Talent

(Part 2 of a 2-part series on Recalibrating Risk in the Age of the Independent Worker) One third of the American workforce has declared its preference...

Update to Permanent Residence (PR) Pathways for 457 visa holders

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recently released some information for existing 457 Visa holders relating to the 457 visa chan...

How to make your first investment property dreams a reality

Thinking about buying an investment property? As a high income earner, your accountant has mentioned that it might be a good way to save some tax. So ...

Top Workforce Trends in Singapore

Being an employee in the present day is quite different from what it was just a few decades ago. In fact, some of us are not even employees anymore, b...

Complicated training benchmarks scrapped for an annual fee

Tuesday night, the Federal Government announced changes to their fees when engaging a foreign worker on a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (formally know...

What does the Budget 2017 mean for you?

On Tuesday night, Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the Federal Budget for 2017. In his second delivery, he presented a budget of “principles of ...

Tips For Contractors Buying Their First Home

So you are looking to buy your first home? WOW, now the daunting thought of moving out of home and away from the comforts of Mum and Dad OR to stop re...

The Top ICT jobs that will be in demand in 2018

As Australia progresses into the Digital era, there is one industry in particular that will carry the responsibility of this transition more than any ...

Your guide to finding the best spots in Sydney for remote working

This week we continue our quest to find the best spaces for remote working, this time in Sydney. In our latest instalment, we explore the harbour city...

How to Define and Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy

Many leading organizations, across all geographies and industries, have recognized the benefits of direct sourcing as an effective method to attract a...

Your guide to finding the best spots in Melbourne for remote working

In this age of remote working and frequent interstate business travel, as a freelancer or a contractor who is able to work away from your client offic...

The Benefits of a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

The world of work is changing rapidly, and companies that depend on knowledge workers must continue to evolve and innovate how they attract and retain...

Is your organisation set up to get the most out of a contingent workforce?

Entity Solutions recently held a successful Roundtable event bringing together several business and industry leaders for a discussion forum about the ...

Revisions to occupation lists provides positive outcome for ICT sector

The Federal Government’s announcement in April ‘17 to replace the 457 skilled visa program with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) ...

Customer Service Insights: Q and A Entity Solutions style

At Entity Solutions, we believe that “Customer is King” and in the importance of listening to customer feedback in order to refine our offering. W...

Your checklist – 10 things to organise when moving to Australia

So you have finally decided to make the big move to Australia to further your career. Once all the announcements have been made to family and friends,...

Pioneering an honest Contractor Management Industry

As a founder of Australia’s leading Contractor Management Organisation (CMO), I was disappointed to read about Plutus Payroll ceasing operations. It...

Common mistakes to avoid when updating your CV

The CV of any white collar contractor (Independent Professional/IPro) requires a format unique to their form of engagement. In order to craft a more p...

The dust has settled- Your migration options clarified

Last week, the Federal Government announced changes to the 457 Visa program. Now that the dust has settled and the speculation has quietened, we can f...

Government announcement to replace the 457 visa program

Yesterday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the 457 visa program will be abolished and the Government will replace it with the completely new ...

[Infographic] The New Workforce

In this infographic, we look at the factors driving the growth of the independent workforce and strategies companies use to strike a balance....

How one simple decision could give you an extra $300,000 in super

How often do you think about your super balance? Twice a year? Less often? Does it matter? I hear you think, I can’t access it for 20 years, right? ...

The harmony of our culture

Australia is one of the most culturally diverse parts of the world and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics around 45 per cent of Australi...

Stress Reduction Tips for IPros

As an IPro, the long hours required of you can sometimes elevate your stress levels and create imbalance. We all live in the real world and we know ho...

How to avoid back pain at work

Feel like you’re carrying the world on your shoulders? You’re not alone. According to Better Health Victoria, in 2011, one in seven Australians (1...

Is there a formula for investment success?

They say there’s no formula for success, but with years of experience offering personalised investment advice and now with over $1 billion of funds ...

Financial services: The tussle for compliance and contingent talent

Australia’s financial services industry, including banks, superannuation and insurance organisations, has been undergoing a major transformation in ...

Preparing your workforce for Industry 4.0

The world is at the beginning of the Fourth Industrial revolution which, in conjunction with the New Digital Age, is the catalyst for rapid change in ...

The Freelancer’s Guide To Melbourne

Melbourne is a city that’s easy to get comfortable in – topping The Economist’s Global Liveability Ranking for the fifth year running in 2015. A...

2016 visa reforms focus on business and innovation

Connecting people to jobs compliantly and with administrative ease is the reason why Entity Solutions help so many businesses and individuals with the...

Get organised with your professional development in the New Year

As the year draws to a close, you might be thinking about taking some positive new steps towards your professional goals. As a contractor, you have th...

Top tips for keeping your contractors happy

The process of sourcing the right contractors for your organisation is never an easy one, with the overall costs almost always surpassing budget expec...

Creating health, wealth and happiness for Independent Professionals

As the end of the financial year fast approaches, there is a sense of urgency to get all of our financial loose ends tied up and put a proper plan in ...

Will the May Budget deliver on promises of innovation focus?

The upcoming release of the 2016/2017 Australian Federal Budget has the nation abuzz with speculation of many changes, including possible tax concessi...

Benefit from changes to the Accredited Sponsorship Status

How your business can benefit from changes to the Accredited Sponsorship Status? Does your business sponsor employees from overseas? If you are lookin...

Growth in the ICT sector producing a satisfied contingent workforce

Organisations across all sectors and regions are looking for smarter ways to deliver their services, ways to automate manual processes that will strea...

Government announces reform to provide greater flexibility for employers accessing the 457 visa program

The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, announced yesterday the government’s response to the ...

Managing as a millennial: How to eliminate the tension of the age gap

Millennials, otherwise known as Generation Y, are no longer the new kids on the block. Set to make up three quarters of the workforce in 10 years, man...

Intellectual Property and Engaging Independent Contractors – Who owns what?

Appropriate workers classification, though important, is not the only risk that consulting buyers face. Intellectual property concerns should also be ...

Why a million Aussies are contractors

The new world of work is not a new concept but it is continuing to shape the way organisations respond to the evolving environment. Technology advance...

Subclass 457 quarterly report: increase applications, decrease visas granted

While the number of 457 primary visa applications lodged in the last 12 months increased by 18.1% from the previous financial year, the number of visa...

The importance of employer branding in attracting key talent

Think economic turbulence and an ever-competitive job market is enough to ensure quality candidates flock to your organisation? Think again. According...

Top 5 Global Workforce Trends That are Redefining Workplaces

Being an employee in the present day is quite different from what it was just a few decades ago. Workplaces are becoming more diverse, and a strict 9 ...

How to succeed as an ICT professional

If you are working as a white collar contractor (Independent Professional/IPro) in the ICT sector, the good news is organisations want you. According ...

Things you should know before committing to life as a contractor (Part 1 of 2)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that there are now 1 million Independent Contractors[1], representing 10 percent of the total workforce ...

The case for a dedicated global workforce management partner

For organisations operating in global environments, juggling the compliant engagement of both contingent and permanent workers is complex. With each c...

Immigration and the Budget

The Federal Budget 2015 was revealed Tuesday 12 May, and contained some key announcements in relation to Australia’s migration program and visa hold...

Hiring a contractor could be your best ever marketing investment

The importance of good relations with your contingent workforce is about more than the opportunity to retain talent within your business. The transien...

Social media for Business 101

Social media is no longer just a fad for teenagers; it has cemented itself as a crucial channel to market yourself and/or your business. While a socia...

Leaders failing to address disengagement among workers

Lack of employee engagement is the top issue for 87% of HR and business leaders, yet the majority of organisations are still failing to take action, a...

Top 10 reasons to migrate to Australia

Australia is a great place to live, work, and raise a family, but what are the top 10 reasons people migrate to Australia? Following is a list of the ...

ICT and Sales roles among the hardest to fill in Australia

Despite rising levels of unemployment, one in four job vacancies remain unfilled after one month, with 13% still open after three months, according to...

Healthcare sector to drive employment growth over next 5 years

Healthcare and social assistance services are set to account for more employment growth in Australia than any other sector in the next 5 years, accord...

Navigating the multi-speed economy in 2015

Throughout the mining boom, there was much talk about Australia’s two-speed economy. The idea that one portion of the economy was thriving while ano...

The invisible job market right under your nose

Are you only looking for new roles on traditional job boards? You could be missing out on a huge portion of jobs that are not listed; as much as 80% o...

How to successfully make the move to a new industry or market

When considering a new career, the prospect of change can be daunting. Figuring out what you want to do after working for so long in a particular indu...

Where to find flexibility: Small vs. Large Organisations

Would you like an employer who offers flexibility, work-life balance and choice on issues like overtime, hours and work location? You might be better ...

Is how you lead helping your bottom line?

Any organisation, be it service or product orientated, ultimately exist to meet the wants or needs of its customer base. Your relationship with your c...

ICT and transformative roles to dominate the contracting sector in Q1 2015

Hiring intentions are at a 3 year high in the first quarter of 2015, with employers expecting to increase both their permanent and contract headcounts...

Mining and Resources sector jobs: A year in review

New research from recruitment company DFP Recruitment indicates that while the number of advertised jobs in the mining and resources sector has seen a...

How Australia tracks globally in contingent workforce engagement

Australia is the 15th largest market globally for contingent workforce engagement, down from 4th in 2013, according to new research by global workforc...