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Employee Recognition Award: Thomas Richardson

Posted on May 12, 2022

Employee Background:  The Medical Office Support division of UNIFORCE Staffing Solutions is pleased to announce Thomas Richardson  as our latest Employee Recognition Program Honorable Mention.  Thomas came to UNIFORCE in August of 2021 and he has worked with glowing reviews since that time.  Thomas has extensive experience in the areas of writing, communications, medical records and data entry.  Most interestingly, Tom is an accomplished book author of a modern romantic thriller.

Success Story:  Thomas is currently working on an assignment as a Laboratory Specimen Accessioner for a leading full-service pathology lab that provides professional and technical services to clinical and physician labs.  In his role, he is responsible for the preparation of biological specimens to the laboratory to ensure accurate processing.  Our client clearly values Thomas as an essential member as he consistently provides the needed support in this growing, vital industry.  Thomas has the unique ability to manage quality control and respond to customer service issues.  His flexibility is recognized as he puts in hours on the weekends.  The UNIFORCE team appreciates a positive and long standing professional relationship with Thomas, and we wish him many more years of success in his career!!

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Employee Recognition Award: Brian Martinez

Posted on Apr 04, 2022

Employee Background:  The Medical Office Support division of UNIFORCE Staffing Solutions is pleased to announce Brian Martinez  as our latest Employee Recognition Program Honorable Mention.  Brian came to UNIFORCE in August of 2021 and he has worked with glowing reviews since that time.  Brian has extensive experience in the areas of lab support, medical records and data entry.

Success Story:  Brian is currently working on an assignment as a Laboratory Specimen Accessioner for a leading full-service pathology lab that provides professional and technical services to clinical and physician labs.  In his role, he is responsible for the preparation of biological specimens to the laboratory to ensure accurate processing.  Our client clearly values Brian as an essential member as he consistently provides the needed support in this growing, vital industry.  Brian has the unique ability to manage quality control and respond to customer service issues.  His flexibility is recognized as he puts in hours on the weekends.  The UNIFORCE team appreciates a positive and long standing professional relationship with Brian, and we wish him many more years of success in his career!!

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UNIFORCE Announces a New Employee Onboarding Software Experience

Posted on Mar 25, 2022

Paramus, New Jersey– March 25, 2022 – UNIFORCE Staffing Solutions, a leading provider of staffing and third party payroll solutions announced today a new Onboarding Experience for employees via a cutting-edge technology platform.

Job applicants can now complete the entire onboarding experience remotely from the comfort of their home. The new software system accepts online employment applications both via a standard website browser as well as a mobile smartphone web browser. Candidates can complete all employment applications via standardized web forms that ultimately convert in to official UNIFORCE employment documents with digital signatures. Additionally, job applicants can complete the official I-9 Employment Eligibility form as well as the Direct Deposit form through the online tool.

Traditionally, the Department of Homeland Security has required that the acceptable documents (e.g. U.S. Passport or Drivers License) for the I-9 form be presented physically in person to the Human Resources department. Now, UNIFORCE can accommodate the processing of I-9 acceptable document verification remotely through its new onboarding software. Candidates can take photos of their acceptable documents (IDs) and upload them directly through the tool with a mobile phone. At the same time, a friend or family member can verify the I-9 documents in person. IP Addresses of both parties get recorded with the I-9 to comply with I-9 verification guidelines.

Applicants can now also upload their direct deposit information for payroll. A new hire can use a mobile phone to take photos of voided checks or other bank documents required for bank account verification. Additionally, employees can amend and update their W-4 on demand. The UNIFORCE payroll department will be notified in real time.

The cloud-based onboarding software eliminates the need for paper documents, allowing users to manage, view, store and easily export all onboarding documents. It simplifies HR processes and improves the employee experience. UNIFORCE’s new software enables paperless onboarding of new hires.

The tool enables users to collect onboarding forms and distribute policy and procedure documents electronically. Information collected through the embedded experience flows seamlessly into UNIFORCE, eliminating the need for manual entry. 

“Our primary goal is to provide a seamless and fluent on boarding experience for new hires,” said Scott Schnierer, UNIFORCE President. “In this competitive candidate job market, we need to develop a compelling employer brand that provides an easy and custom system that empowers employees with self-service tools to retain their employee files and make changes in a digital locker.” 

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Employee Recognition Award: Sara Berning Davis

Posted on Mar 02, 2022

Employee Background:  The Administrative Support division of UNIFORCE Staffing Solutions is pleased to announce Sara Berning Davis  as our latest Employee Recognition Program Honorable Mention.  Sara came to UNIFORCE in July of 2021 and she has worked with glowing reviews since that time.  Sara has extensive experience in the areas of Human Resources, Customer Relationship Management and Data Analysis.  Previously, Sara spent over 20 years at the global headquarters of Proctor & Gamble.

Success Story:  Sara is currently working on an assignment as an Administrative Sales Support Assistant for an office supplies and technology distributor located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  In her role, she is responsible for entering purchase orders and sales orders.  Our client clearly values Sara as an essential member as she consistently provides the needed support in this growing industry and marketplace.  Sara has the unique ability to manage supply chain issues and respond to customer service issues.  She also provides sales reporting and analysis.  The UNIFORCE team appreciates a positive and long standing professional relationship with Sara, and we wish her many more years of success in her career!!

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Employment Trends for 2022

Posted on Feb 24, 2022

The Harvard Business Review recently produced its Top Employment Trends in 2022 Report. The article raises the ongoing issue of the COVID pandemic on the workplace. Remote work, corporate wellness, occupational health and a hybrid work environment have also become hot topics.

Here are the 11 employment trends:

  1. Employee fairness and equity
  2. Vaccine mandates
  3. Work week changes
  4. Employee turnover
  5. Employee automation
  6. Work productivity
  7. Hybrid (office/remote) workforce
  8. Corporate wellness support
  9. The Chief Purpose Officer (CPO)
  10. Sitting will be the new pandemic
  11. Employee Promotion and salaries may be better tied to in-the-office employees

Read the article

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Employee Recognition Award: Ji Young Choi

Posted on Jan 28, 2022

Employee Background: The Administrative Support division of UNIFORCE Staffing Solutions is pleased to announce Ji Young Choi  as our latest Employee Recognition Program Honorable Mention.  Ji Young came to UNIFORCE in January of 2021 and she has worked with glowing reviews since that time.  Ji Young has relevant experience in the areas of Logistics and Supply Chain support.  She is also bilingual in Korean and English.

Success Story: Ji Young is currently working on an assignment as a Logistics Operations Assistant  for a large international security solutions corporation located in Northern New Jersey.  In her role, she is responsible for assisting the Logistics and Procurement group with the planning of material flow management systems to meet production requirements.  Ji Young frequently utilizes her business level Korean speaking skills since she supports the marketplace.  Our client clearly values Ji Young as an essential member as she consistently provides the needed support in this growing industry and marketplace.  Ji Young has the unique ability to manage supply chain issues and respond to shipping customer service issues.  The UNIFORCE team appreciates a positive and long standing professional relationship with Ji Young, and we wish her many more years of success in her career!!

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New Jersey Minimum Wage increases in 2022

Posted on Dec 23, 2021

The minimum wage for employees who work in the state of New Jersey is set to increase to $13 per hour starting next year, Jan. 1, 2022. The minimum wage will also increase to $15 per hour by 2024.

The current nationwide minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour since 2009.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy campaigned in 2017 on increasing the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour when it was just $8.60 an hour, as national momentum for the uptick picked up.

Under the wage increase that Murphy signed in 2019, over a year before the onset of the pandemic, the increases are incrementally phased in, so as to allow employers more time to adapt to the added costs.

Refer to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Statutory Minimum Wage Notice.

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Hiring in 2022 looks promising

Posted on Dec 17, 2021

U.S. employers plan to hire workers at a rapid pace in the new year, according to the Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey of more than 6,000 employers. Hiring intentions strengthened by 26 percentage points from Q1 2021 and remain higher than prepandemic levels for the second consecutive quarter.

Information technology, technology, telecoms, and communications and media reported the strongest outlook (+60%), followed by banking, finance, and insurance and real estate (+50%) and construction (+41%).

Organizations expect 44% of the finance, administration, and human resource workforce and 43% of the information technology workforce to work a hybrid mix of two to three on-site days in the workplace and remote the remaining days.

This is a substantial change since Q2 2021, when only 22% of organizations forecast a shift to a hybrid model. The manufacturing and production industries are most likely to be in the workplace all of the time (46%) whereas roles in IT and finance are more likely to be full-time remote (21%).