New York, New York: The innovative workforce management firm extends its leadership in services procurement and direct sourcing. nextSource announced today that Michael Matherly, founder of SOW service delivery company Sourcing for Services and innovator of contingent worker compliance brands IC Precheck and 1099 Certified, has joined nextSource to lead its Strategic Solutions group and…

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The recent shift in workforce trends catalyzed by the pandemic has further strengthened the case for a flexible and robust external workforce to succeed during the difficult times. Trends already suggest an outsized role in contingent workforce utilization as a response to the new paradigm for work and workforce planning/composition. Post Covid-19 crisis, the dependency…

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The pandemic year of 2020 has wrought unimaginable changes across every facet of the global economy. Virtually overnight, entire industries have been decimated while others have experienced unprecedented spikes in demand for their products and/or services. Every employer has had to make on-the-fly corrections to their workforce management strategies to adapt to their new situations.…

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Labor markets still face an extraordinary challenge in returning to anything resembling the healthy, low-unemployment environment that existed before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are some bright spots in the latest workforce data, the fact is we’re a long way from a return to full employment levels. Here’s some of the latest…

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Labor Day is upon us again and this year, the national holiday takes on a renewed sense of purpose. Labor Day was originated in 1894 to recognize the American Worker at a time when working conditions were severe and dangerous. Meant to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of…

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It was back in January 2019 that this blog wrote this post reporting on how candidates were failing to appear for scheduled interviews, new hires were blowing off their first day of work, or leaving their job without notice. Better opportunities abounded for candidates in that environment and workers were feeling emboldened. Fast forward to…

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Last summer, this blog published an article titled, “When Provider/Partners Fail” which offered a cautionary tale about the dangers facing a contingent workforce management program when a key staffing supplier or other key vendor suddenly becomes insolvent and shutters unannounced. That article highlighted the collapse of a New York payroll firm which left its customers…

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In a case watched very closely by the contingent workforce management industry, an appeals court in California granted the request by ride-sharing leaders, Uber and Lyft to halt an order that would have compelled the two companies to classify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors (ICs). The saga of Uber and other similar…

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Is it time to start rehiring some of the workforce resources your organization may have furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19? Many hiring managers are grappling with the decision as great uncertainty remains regarding the tentative resumption of regular business activity. Here is a great way to approach the decision within your own operation…

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Just shy of a year ago, we wrote about the unexpected collapse of a well-known staffing supplier in New York state and the troubling ramifications this had on the contingent workforce management programs served by this supplier. At that point, the closing of a staffing supplier was considered an anomaly to be prepared for. However,…

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