Entries by Bench, Inc.

Hiring in Virginia’s Red-Hot Job Market (Part I)

It’s no secret, the local labor market is tight.  As in, really tight.  Nationally speaking, there are more job openings now than there are people looking for work. That hasn’t happened in (almost) forever. Unemployment in Virginia is running at an extremely low 3.2% (BLS, May 2018).  Northern Virginia and Charlottesville markets are below 3%. […]

Have You PechaKucha’d?

It’s ok if you haven’t, but we have!  Bench, Inc. was pleased to be asked to join Richmond’s DisruptHR event held last Thursday evening at the Frontier Project in Scott’s Addition.  Although it may sound strange, PechaKucha is both legal, safe and highly intense.  What an eye opener! PechaKucha — Japanese for “chit chat” — […]

Is Your Staffing Partner Keeping You ACA Compliant?

Wake up!  Do you know your company’s responsibilities to contingent staff under the Affordable Care Act?  Yes, it’s a snoozer of a topic, but take heed! Does your staffing partner increase or decrease those responsibilities?  Does one staffing agency present more risk than another? Are you certain of your answers? Even if your company is […]