What Keeps New York’s Fashion Industry Humming? People, People, People

(DGIwire) – The days before Fashion Week in New York City are perhaps the busiest in the city’s apparel industry. Frantic designers rush around looking for gold buttons with blue inlay, for seamstresses to make pleats and for patternmakers with spare fabric. They make modifications to dresses in real time under enormous deadline pressures. Yet […]

The Latest Fashion Trend: Shake-Ups in the C-Suite

(DGIwire) – The fashion industry is in a state of flux in 2016. According to The Financial Times, a wide-ranging set of factors—including challenging economic headwinds and an exodus of designer talent from some major fashion houses—has precipitated the turmoil. One particular source of upheaval in the fashion world is due to shake-ups in the […]

Independent Contractors Gain Ground, Forcing Employers to Be Cautious

  (DGIwire) Is this the beginning of the end for independent contractors? A flurry of legal battles over the issue of what constitutes an employee versus an independent contractor dominated headlines throughout 2015, and none is bigger than the FedEx case. On June 12, 2015, as reported on TruckingInfo.com, FedEx Ground announced that it had […]

Managed Services Dilemma: What to Do When Yours Isn’t Working

(DGIwire) – Most companies could benefit from outside assistance when it comes to managing their temporary workforce; similar to hiring a specialty attorney for immigration advice, engaging a third party to manage your firm’s temporary workforce can be a powerful strategy to most efficiently leverage these workers. A Managed Services Provider (MSP) assumes responsibility in […]

The Hiring Process: Think Companies Hold All The Cards? Think Again

(DGIwire) — Hiring new employees is one of the most vital activities undertaken by a company. An influx of new, capable talent into a business is the only way for it to continue to grow successfully—human capital being the lifeblood of any such endeavor.  However, there are so many logistical matters for a company to […]

Half Baked? Bakery Lawsuit Raises Concerns About Employee Classifications

(DGIwire)   Another major corporation has fallen victim to a lawsuit stemming from the sometimes-confusing distinction between independent contractors and employees. The nation’s second-biggest bakery, Flowers Foods Inc., could be subject to a class-action suit after a Federal judge ruled that the 200 North Carolina plaintiffs qualify as a “class.” The ruling is significant because of […]

The “Permanence” of Seasonal Workers

(DGIwire)  Whether it’s summer event promotions or temporary holiday work, many contingent workers look forward to seasonal jobs because they can make a significant income in a matter of weeks. This is especially attractive to college students home for breaks, people who are retired and want to boost their income, or anyone undergoing a change […]

Employee or 1099er? Better Know the Difference Before You Hire

(DGIwire) — The problem starts with control: Be at work in the office at 8 am. Sit at this desk and work with this team. Only use the email we assign you for your work with us. Make sure you check in exactly when we’ve asked you to. If we lose this client—it’s your fault. […]

Today’s Contingent Workforce: What Every Employer Needs to Know

(DGIwire) — They go by many names: temps, freelancers, independent contractors and consultants. Whatever they’re called, in our modern economy contingent workers are becoming more numerous and assuming greater importance. In a 2014 survey by Oxford Economics, 83 percent of businesses reported they not only used contingent workers but were also using them on an […]

Is It Time to Outsource Your Employees?

(DGIwire) — Since Thomas Friedman declared “the world is flat,” there are more options than ever before when it comes to hiring employees. This said, many of these options don’t come risk-free. In fact, getting advice from professionals who understand the plethora of hiring risks prior to committing to those freelance or full-time hires is […]

The Seven Fastest Ways to Earn Professional Respect

(DGIwire) — Respect is something most people desire. So why don’t we always get it? For some, it is a virtue of their birth, circumstance or authority. But for the rest of us—assuming you weren’t born a Royal or aren’t planning a dictatorial revolution—respect is something we all have to earn. If you want to […]

The Wow Factor: Wonderful Women-Owned Businesses

(DGIwire) — Welcome to the wonderful world of super women running remarkable companies. Between 1997 and 2014, when the number of businesses in the United States increased by 47 percent, the number of women-owned firms increased by 68 percent—a rate one-and-a-half times the national average, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses report. The report also […]

Hiring Is Not Recruiting

(DGIwire) — As a business leader, finding the perfect new hire can be difficult, even though today’s marketplace is flooded with talented individuals ranging from fresh college graduates to seasoned veterans. The process can certainly seem daunting, but remember: the more diligent you are in the pre-hire process, the more likely they are to succeed […]

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