As HR Functions Evolve, Outsourcing Gains Favor

(DGIwire) – Human resources departments are in a state of flux. According to The Wall Street Journal, some business executives have come to feel that the traditional HR department has assumed so many responsibilities that it can stifle an organization’s innovation and bog it down with inefficient policies and processes. Other companies are striving to […]

Jersey Strong: Robust Demand Keeps State’s Industries Humming

(DGIwire) – A slogan long associated with New Jersey’s capital city—“Trenton makes, the world takes”—could very easily serve as the entire state’s slogan as well. New Jersey historically made its mark in the manufacturing industry, supplying goods around the world and jobs throughout the state, according to the National Retail Federation. Nor has the state […]

7 Companies That Love the Garden State

(DGIwire) – In 2015, New Jersey added 55,700 jobs—the vast majority in the private sector—and has recovered 91 percent of the more than a quarter-million jobs lost during the Great Recession of January 2008 to September 2010, according to Rutgers Today. Indeed, many companies are thriving in New Jersey. Here are some major businesses currently […]

Fashion Industry 2016: Hiring Is Looking Up

(DGIwire) – This is a time of great uncertainty in the fashion industry. Retail is changing rapidly and companies are under intense pressure to remain relevant and deliver exciting products to consumers while struggling to manage foot traffic and global competition. But as reported by the Third Annual Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study—released by the United […]

NJ Businesses Debate Minimum Wage Hike

(DGIwire) – In June 2016, New Jersey lawmakers passed legislation that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five years, according to a CBS report. If enacted, New Jersey would become the third state on a direct path toward a $15-an-hour minimum […]

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 […]

As Fashion Industry Evolves, So Does Its Workforce

(DGIwire) – Fashion is one of many industries in the midst of a seismic shift. As the customer base evolves, styles are sure to change—but the need for fresh workers in the industry is likely to stay strong. According to the 2015 U.S. Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study, conducted by the United States Fashion Industry Association, […]

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 […]

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