“Working Knowledge” Digest – Part One for June


Did you know about the new “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website? This critically informative new section is home to articles replete with valuable information for practitioners of contingent workforce management. While the nextSource Blog generally deals with broader trends, strategies and schools of thought on hot topics impacting the industry, the Working Knowledge section provides more drilled-down information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and other tactical information. This two-part post will provide highlights of the articles in the new section on a monthly basis.

For the latest on Congressional efforts to provide health and safety-related benefits to gig-economy workers during the coronavirus pandemic without creating an employer-employee relationship, read Pending Legislation Regarding Independent Contractor Benefits. Understand how fast-moving legislative changes may affect your workforce management plans.

Read a breakdown of the jobs experiencing the most significant spike in demand as a result of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Korn-Ferry data reveals what roles are on fire in Hot Jobs During the Pandemic.

Supporting contingent workforce management operations at locations in Suffolk County on Long Island? Learn about Suffolk County’s newly adopted prohibition of inquiries into a job applicant’s criminal convictions or prior convictions until after an application has been submitted and an initial interview of the applicant has taken place. Read Candidate Criminal Background Checks are Outlawed in New York’s Suffolk County for the details.

Coronavirus will strain most workforce management operations at one point or another. For some it is the emergent need to ramp up workforce levels to meet spikes in demand (like healthcare and medical supply manufacturers). For others it will be the need to reengage workforce when the economy reopens and the competition for available talent will be severe. Tools for Hiring in a Hurry has all you need to know to prepare your organization for success in today’s challenging environment.

Though industry watchers project a decrease in tech spending in 2020 as companies look to lower operating costs, the spike in remote working driven by the pandemic all but assures continued and robust growth for tech firms involved in “work from home infrastructure”. If that sounds like you’re your company does, you must read Remote Work Solutions – Business is Booming for insight into the dynamics at work within your workforce management operation.

Check back for Part Two of the June “Working Knowledge” Digest here at the nextSource Blog. As always, for more information about any of the data, strategy or information covered in the above articles, contact nextSource experts today.

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