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Deciding to hire a part-timer versus taking on an independent contractor isn’t an easy decision for a small business. As an entrepreneur I’ve been asked which is the “better” choice, but this is a much bigger issue than simply saying one is a better choice than the other.
There are legal implications, financial implications, and general work style questions that need to be answered before a decision can be made on which is better for any business – small or large.
The first step is to understand what factors determine whether the individual is classified as an employee or contractor. This is not a discretionary classification, but one dictated by both legal and tax lays.
‘C’ you soon! That’s right, the C-suite is set for a comeback. Recent benchmark data shows positive trends for executive hiring. ExecNet’s Executive Job Creation Index (EJCI) showed the rate of employers adding executive jobs in the next six months outpaced those planning to eliminate or postpone filling top roles. And Boyden Executive Outlook has revealed increases in upper management hiring in several major industries.
In the meantime, current CEOs are hanging on to their seats. According to the latest report on CEO turnover by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., the pace of CEO departures in 2010 is virtually even with 2009.
Yet before we get too caught up in retaining, increasing or adding to C-level talent, we would all benefit from asking a much more basic question first: what should top execs be good at doing, anyway?
What does a CEO do? Read More→