News and Insights

2011 Hawaii State and Federal Tax Forms

February 7th, 2011

We know employment-related paperwork is not on your Top 10 list of favorite pastimes, but they are a necessary part of managing a workforce. Here are two forms Hawaii employers need to be aware of in 2011. 

Is 2011 a Recovery Year? A Staffing Industry Perspective

February 1st, 2011

We will always remember 2010 as one of the toughest years our local economy has ever endured. The persistent nature of our recent recession claimed businesses small and large. “For Lease” signs became as common as “Open for Business” announcements all across the state.


Why Hiring is Harder in a Downturn (Especially in Hawaii)

January 18th, 2011

Many employers believe that a recession is a buyer’s market, that there’s an ocean of talent out there waiting to work for pennies. Quite the opposite: Employers who’ve tried to bring on staff lately have learned that it’s actually harder to hire in a downturn. 


I-9 Notification (New Rules from the Department of Homeland Security)

January 18th, 2011

Effective August 23, the Department of Homeland Security will enable U.S. employers to electronically sign and store Form I-9. This will give employers increased flexibility in preparing, signing, and retaining Form I-9 electronically.