A New Day Brings Growth and Coverage Expansion for Team Global via Merger
October 2nd, 2017
This is an exciting time for Global and our valued clients. This event will bring more coverage, finance, and a wider spectrum for Global in the coming months and years. It is also exciting for our clients as it opens the door with major defense, aerospace, and technology companies that the Novume group and its affiliates have relationships with currently. So in effect, clients can grow and Global (GTS and GCP) can support the needs that arise. It will also provide the capital to grow and support those increasingly key needs our clients have. To view our new family members, click here.
Global will be the same service minded and solution based people serving our clients as we have for over 28 years now. This merger will give Global the ability to expand internally as well as geographically in the near future which translates into even better service for our clients. Thus, we perform better daily and our clients reap the rewards of that fact.
We look forward to many years ahead and to build our relationships better than ever while using our resources to assist our wonderful clients in acquiring even more business via synergized business relationships, staffing critical needs and superior service. Based in Fort Worth, TX Global will continue to be a great resource for manpower that is needed both contract and permanent hire support. We also offer a drug test program management portion to support our client’s needs in that capacity as well. Our DoD TOP SECRET facility clearance allows us to supply personnel for those contracts that demand it as well.
At Global we look forward to growth and many more prosperous years together as we go into the future stronger and stronger. Thanks for your business and trust in Global (GTS & GCP) to assist in accomplishing your business goals. We appreciate your business relationship very much.
Kenny Boner, Global’s President, said, “This is an exciting time for us. We are eager to become part of Novume ‘s vision of providing a full spectrum of human capital solutions for the nation’s leading businesses. With Novume’s leadership and Team Global’s 28 years of staffing presence, we believe we will have many opportunities to expand our footprint rapidly.”
Obstacles to Success are everywhere you look
May 8th, 2017
Staffing leaders may have high hopes for 2017, but that doesn’t mean they think it’ll be an easy year. A number of disruptions and challenges stand in the way of firms looking to improve revenue and profitability. The firms that are best able to anticipate and rise above these challenges stand the best chance of meeting lofty expectations for the year.
Mentioned earlier, the talent shortage is the most cited obstacle for 2017. More than 60 percent of all respondents rank it as a top three challenge, followed by pricing pressures (53 percent) and economic uncertainty (37 percent).
Do staffing firms see the Trump Administration as an obstacle or an opportunity? The jury’s still out; respondents were divided on the implications of Trump’s presidency for their firm’s success. Thirty-eight percent believe their firm will be better off in 2017 under President Trump’s administration, compared to 21 percent who believe their firm will be worse off. Roughly one out of five respondents listed Trump’s presidency as a top macroeconomic concern for 2017.
Technology related-concerns round out the list of the top challenges staffing firms face in 2017. More than 20 percent of respondents cited leveraging technology to improve business operations and expanding their VMS model as a top challenge.
Happy Earth Day
April 10th, 2017
Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.
Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries, and beginning to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and links between pollution and public health.
Earth Day 1970 gave voice to that emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns on the front page.
Earth Day Today
As the millennium approached, Hayes agreed to spearhead another campaign, this time focused on global warming and a push for clean energy. With 5,000 environmental groups in a record 184 countries reaching out to hundreds of millions of people, Earth Day 2000 combined the big-picture feistiness of the first Earth Day with the international grassroots activism of Earth Day 1990. Earth Day 2000 used the power of the Internet to organize activists, but also featured a drum chain that traveled from village to village in Gabon, Africa. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC for a First Amendment Rally. Earth Day 2000 sent world leaders the loud and clear message that citizens around the world wanted quick and decisive action on global warming and clean energy.
Much like 1970, Earth Day 2010 came at a time of great challenge for the environmental community. Climate change deniers, well-funded oil lobbyists, reticent politicians, a disinterested public, and a divided environmental community all contributed to the narrative—cynicism versus activism. Despite these challenges, Earth Day prevailed and Earth Day Network reestablished Earth Day as a relevant, powerful focal point. Earth Day Network brought 250,000 people to the National Mall for a Climate Rally, launched the world’s largest environmental service project—A Billion Acts of Green®–introduced a global tree planting initiative that has since grown into The Canopy Project, and engaged 22,000 partners in 192 countries in observing Earth Day.
Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.
Today, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more chapters—struggles and victories—into the Earth Day book.
February 27th, 2017
In our business everything – and nothing has changed. The ability to source good people still determines if your job is completed right, on time and within budget. The companies that are willing to analyze, think strategically, and implement better ways of doing the same old thing are the companies that are surviving and competing in the marketplace.
These practices should carry over into every aspect of business, even the area of human resources and benefits. These departments should be leveraging resources and utilizing industry connections just like all other business groups. They should be developing and executing a tactical plan for getting the right people in place for the work that needs to be done.
Global has 25 years of hiring, recruiting and providing employees to the aviation and aerospace industry. We can manage the recruiting, vetting and hiring process for your projects quickly and with minimum fuss. We are more than just a “staffing agency”, we deliver solutions. With one call we become an extension of your Human Resources department. Contact our sales team if you are interested in learning more about how Global can assist in helping you achieve your staffing goals for 2017.
Tax Tips to Consider for Contractors
February 3th, 2017
If the temporary assignment is contracted for one year or less, then it constitutes temporary work; consequently, your travel expenses would be deductible as such. However, if your assignment or job is indefinite, the location of the assignment or job becomes your new tax home and you cannot deduct your travel expenses while there. An assignment or job in a single location is considered indefinite if it is realistically expected to last for more than one year, whether or not it actually lasts for more than one year.
One of the significant tax deductions now available to you is travel expense. The Internal Revenue Service defines “TRAVEL EXPENSES” as the following:
The ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home for your business, profession, or job. An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your trade or business. A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your business.
Deductible travel expenses typically include the following:
- Car and plane flights between your home and business destination
- Taxis from the airport or business lodging to your temporary work location
- Shipping and bagging costs
- Car expenses while you are away
- Lodging and meals
- Tips for any of the above services
- Business calls, faxes, computer rental fees
- Dry cleaning and laundry
Consequently, if you were looking for work at home or undertook some preparatory work at home, you would meet all three of the above conditions, and your residence would qualify as your tax home.
There are some limitations of which you should be aware regarding your deductions for meals and visits home. You are allowed to deduct up to 50% of your meals (excluding any “lavish” extravagant feasts) based on actual costs or the standard meal allowance. If you use the actual cost method, you must keep accurate records of your cost. Generally a record of the amount, date, place, and essential character of the expense is sufficient for documentation of the actual cost of meals. You can use a log, diary, notebook, or any other written record to keep track of your expenses. Receipts are required for any expenses exceeding $75.
The standard meal allowance is acceptable. However, since your temporary work assignment will be in a specific location, you are required to use the rates published for your “destination”. Of course, the best strategy to pursue is to keep records on both the actual costs of meals and the per diem rates and then to use the larger amount for your deduction.
If you go back to your tax home from a temporary assignment on your days off, you can deduct your travel expenses, including meals and lodging, while traveling between your temporary place of work and your tax home. You can claim these expenses up to the amount it would have cost you to stay at your temporary place of work. If you keep your hotel room or other lodging during your visit home, you can deduct its rental cost. In addition, you can deduct your expenses of returning home up to the amount you would have spent for meals had you stayed at your temporary place of work.
Note: As a contract worker these are some things that you may be able to use as deductions on your taxes. As always you should speak with a professional accountant or tax preparer, but be sure to ask about these.
January 6th, 2017
As we say good-bye to 2016 and head into 2017 we decided to a little research and see what the "experts" are predicting for the upcoming year. Of course we did this purely for the sake of entertainment.
The only prediction that we can make here at Global is that 2017 will be a great year here at Global. We plan to continue improving on our business practices and service offerings with confidence that our customers will benefit.
As you are "predicting" your staffing needs for 2017 please remember that we are here and ready to serve you to the best of our ability!
Depending on your source or who you ask the predictions for 2017 are all over the place. We will let you draw your own conclusions or research further.
- Military spending & Energy - Defense spending should receive a boost. It seems clear that Trump wants to defeat the Islamic State, and that doing so will cost money. Expect military-related companies to do well.
- Defense - In forecasting what may occur in the defense sector in
2017, a lot of prognosticators’ crystal balls may look more like snow
globes. A quick shake, and what had appeared to be clear suddenly
has the visibility of a snow squall. Still, that is no reason not to try to
make some predictions about the coming year. The U.S. Defense
Department’s budget should be better than the Obama
administration’s plan, but not much better.
- Aerospace - Aerospace has always played a long game. Aircraft and
systems can take decades to develop and serve for decades more. But
the industry is having to learn to cope with short plays and
unconventional tactics to hit the emerging political curveballs. As
the new year begins, it is already hard to predict how 2017 will end.
- Latin America - Latin America and the Caribbean have seen their
share of challenges in the past several months, with widespread
currency devaluations and several countries still in the throes of
recession heading into 2017. However, new carriers and airline
partnerships are poised to shake things up in the coming months.
- The UK - The UK has voted to leave the EU after more than 40
years. The question now is: Will 2017 be any less challenging?
Probably not. Threats of terrorism, the rise of populism, uncertainties
over Brexit and overcapacity will further erode demand and yields.
- US Airlines - After years of high profitability, the airline industry
appears to be entering its next downturn. The International Air
Transport Association is predicting much reduced profits for 2017 in
most markets as airlines are no longer benefiting from lower oil
prices and overcapacity increasingly becomes a problem in many