Trends for the New Year

While there is no shortage of opinions available on where things are headed for workforce management operations, we’d feel remiss if we didn’t add our voice and perspective to the mix. So, here’s some predictions we feel confident making about what to expect in 2022 as contingent workforce managers. We’ll start with the broad view…

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Time’s Right for a Compliance Gut Check

Now might be a good time to check in on the readiness of your compliance practices. The Dept. of Labor and the National Labor Review Board are teaming up to increase enforcement of worker misclassification, unlawful pay practices, and other workplace rights issues. Respectable organizations like yours already spend time and money on efforts to…

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COVID Prompts Employers to Provide Greater Social Safety Net to Workforce

One of the more interesting and unexpected consequences of the COVID pandemic’s impact on the dynamic between employers and the labor force. Gartner Group recently published a report called “9 Future of Work Trends Post-COVID-19” (available here) which looks at the long-term implications of coronavirus on the HR function. Several of the “accelerated trends” noted…

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Three Ways to Promote Healthy Recruiting in 2022’s Tight Markets

It’s always been challenging to develop and maintain a consistent recruitment pipeline to feed workforce management strategies of all stripes. In today’s environment with COVID and other factors driving wholesale changes between employers and the labor force (see the “Great Resignation”), it can be even more difficult to achieve a productive and consistent talent pipeline.…

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The Best of the nextSource Blog from 2021

For years, the nextSource blog has been delivering powerful, actionable information about all things workforce management-related to help you develop and manage a more successful contingent workforce program. This year was no different. While we offered plenty of articles dealing with important topics like upskilling, diversity, ROI, program design best practices and workforce trends by…

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EMPLOYMENT OR ENGAGEMENT: THE LINES ARE BLURRING

Each year, January 1st represents a new start. Individuals resolve to be healthier, safer, kinder, and more prosperous.  For businesses, New Years Day is often associated with new regulations – imposed at the Federal, State, and municipal levels – that are aimed at achieving the same goals for the economy and for the American workforce. …

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YOUR WORKERS ARE MOVING ON: NOW WHAT?

Great Resignation, Great Reshuffling – many labels are being applied to the latest labor challenge – the growing rate of talented professionals who are resigning their positions.  Numerous surveys reflect the root causes and severity of the problem: Robert Half’s biannual Job Optimism Survey reports that 41% of workers plan to search for a new…

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TODAY’S SHRINKING LABOR MARKET

Labor shortages are not new and continue to rise quarter over quarter. In February 2020, prior to the start of the pandemic, it was estimated that that nearly 70% of U.S. companies reported difficulty finding needed talent. Today, that number has grown with nearly all surveys of labor conditions reporting difficulties in filling both skilled…

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What are the Pros and Cons of the Gig Economy for Employers?

As noted in our last post, this week, the blog looks at the pros and cons of the “gig economy”. This post will examine the upsides and downsides from the employers’ point of view. Before we jump into the upsides of engaging talent through gig economy sourcing, in case anyone still isn’t clear on the…

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What are the Pros and Cons of the Gig Economy for Workers?

This week, the blog will be taking a look at the pros and cons of the “gig economy”. This post will examine the upsides and downsides from the workers’ point of view. The next post will do the same but from the viewpoint of an employer. Before we jump into the upsides of working within…

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