Debbie Fledderjohann Debbie Fledderjohann
Debbie Fledderjohann is president of Top Echelon Contracting Inc., the recruiter’s back-office solution. Find her on LinkedIn.

6 Risks of DIY Contract Staffing

“Do It Yourself” has become somewhat of a mantra in the United States. Sites like Pinterest have us convinced we can be the next Martha Stewart. Home improvement stores revolve ...

4 Ways to Expand in a Hot Contract Staffing Market

It is a great time to be in the contract staffing business. Contracting is breaking records every month, most recently achieving record market share of 2.0677 percent and exceeding ...

Affordable Care Act Updates and the Law’s Impact on Staffing

It seems the only thing certain about the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is change. Since the New Year, there have been a number of updates to this complex law from the employers’ ...

Contract Staffing Growth Results In New Blended Workforce Model

There has been a lot of talk about the growth of contract staffing in the wake of the recession.  The staffing industry was responsible for 763,000 of the jobs created in the first ...

Contract Staffing Growth in 2013 Paves Way for Strong 2014

Last year was a big one for staffing firms, and all signs point to more growth for contract staffing in 2014. Political squabbles and slow economic growth in 2013 lead to a record-breaking ...

Contract Staffing Across the Generations

There has been a lot of talk over the past several years about the four existing generations in the workforce and how the differences among them are challenging to employers. But as ...

Why Staffing Firms May Want to Outsource Their Back Office

A key component to any contract staffing firm is the back-office function.  Someone has to handle timesheets and payroll processing, taxes, unemployment, workers’ compensation, invoicing ...

Obamacare: Good News and Bad News for Staffing Firms

Like it or not, it looks like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as “Obamacare,” is here to stay. And with the dreaded employer mandate looming ...
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