How to Use Modern Managed Services Like the Fortune 500

Innovation typically begins at the highest levels of industry, where deep-pocketed companies (with the budgets to support experimental projects) support early adoption of emerging tech and process. This was true of the rise of the Managed Services Program or MSP for workforce management in the 1990s. Once proven by the largest players, the MSP concept…

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Focus on Diversity and Inclusion to Drive Stronger Recruitment

Plenty has been written about the benefits of a more inclusive and diverse workforce.  From flourishing creativity to increased productivity and employee engagement, a more diverse, inclusive workplace makes recruitment and retention of talent easier.  It also translates to bottom line growth.  Companies with gender diversity on their executive teams for example were 21% more…

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What is Upskilling and Why It’s More Important than Ever

According to Forbes magazine, “Upskilling has become a corporate priority essential to hiring, developing, and retaining the best talent to continue to constantly improve on behalf of customers.” In today’s job market, where COVID has driven unprecedented waves of job departures, the desire among workers to strike out in search of better, more gainful employment…

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Ageism at Work is Viewed as the Last Acceptable Bias

A report issued by AARP joins a growing body of research demonstrating age discrimination in the workplace. The research found that age bias occurs in hiring, whereby employers target younger applicants in job ad language; on-the-job situations, in which older workers are harassed and prevented from advancing due to misperceptions about their tech skills; and firing, whereby…

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Do Employees Trust Their Employers?

Recent research conducted by Elements Global Services revealed that there is much room for progress in building trust and accountability at the center of employee-employer relationships. Research into eight areas of concentration explored worker priorities regarding privacy, compensation, surveillance, rest, interpersonal, benefits, scheduling, and termination. Top concerns were identified by examining frequency of searches on…

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Technology Efficiency Challenges in a Hybrid Work Environment

One in five U.S. professionals (22%) say poor performing or broken IT equipment has meant a loss of productivity during the pandemic, according to a study of 2,000 U.S.-based office workers published by IT services company Velocity Smart Technology. Nearly 40 percent of respondents indicated that they waited longer to solve IT issues while working from…

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As the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Continues, States Differ on Employer’s Rights

Connecticut has recently legalized the recreational use of Marijuana, joining 18 other States. Each has different rules and laws. For example, each state has: Their own process for licensing dispensaries Varying tax rates and sales regulations Differing provisions regarding the amount of marijuana an adult can legally possess Varying positions on remote delivery Laws around…

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How Strategic Sourcing Can Make a Difference

It’s never been more important to focus your efforts on maximizing value and mitigating risk in this challenging workforce marketplace. Although not intuitive, current market unpredictability may present an opportunity for manufacturers, resellers and distributors to actively restructure their supplier relationships in ways that will remedy the short-term margin squeeze, drive significant savings and maintain…

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Industries Willing to Pay More

As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, the current labor shortage is tough for everyone. But some industries are being hit much harder than others. Several businesses have already raised wages in a bid to attract more workers. Yet, according to Morgan Stanley, certain sectors are still likely to see additional pay hikes as the shortage…

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A Creative Way to Get Workers Back

As shown in our recent article, Where Oh Where Have the Applicants Gone, employers across the country must scramble to find ways to fill their open requisitions. While it might sound contradictory, the U.S. is experiencing higher unemployment numbers and a labor shortage1. How do you attract high-quality talent in this difficult labor market? Here…

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