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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

California Payroll Best Practices

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

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, ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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) ...

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,...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...