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How to Use Modern Managed Services Like the Fortune 500

September 23, 2021

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

September 16, 2021

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

September 10, 2021

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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Pandemic Forces Bring Significant Changes to the Nature of Work this Labor Day

September 3, 2021

nextSource is getting ready to celebrate Labor Day, recognizing and honoring the labor movement in America and the unique contributions that workers of all stripes have made and continue to make to the growth, development and achievement of this country. It is coming at a pivotal time for the American worker, as the very nature…

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Market Dynamics Driving Talent Scarcity

August 27, 2021

We’ve entered a time when there are simply not enough workers to manage and grow our companies. At the same time, unprecedented levels of social, political and economic change are redrawing the boundaries and dynamics of the global workforce.  The net result is currently manifested in growing scarcity of talent and those responsible for workforce…

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Your Workforce ROI may not always be easy to measure

August 20, 2021

Through the nextSource Progressive Program Model™ we’ve standardized the practice of Supplier Audits, Benchmarking, Cost Baselines and the establishment of Savings Goals to increase ROI throughout your program’s lifecycle. Our teams regularly report on these savings for full transparency and use these discussions to provide further insight into future savings plans. Here is a little…

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Co-Employment Risks Apply to Payrolled Workers Too!

August 16, 2021

The number of Americans working under a temporary agreement is increasing daily. The American Staffing Association indicates that nearly three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week. But companies do not merely rely on staffing agencies to find temporary help. Increasingly, they are identifying past workers, referrals, retired employees, and…

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Staying Ahead of Turbulent Times in Workforce Management

August 13, 2021

The BLS reported a notable drop in unemployment rates in the US in July, down to 5.4%. The total number of unemployed now sits at 8.7 million, while the number of long-term unemployed (those searching for jobs for 27 weeks or more) fell to 3.4 million. Though elevated compared to accepted “full employment” figures, any hiring organization…

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Employer of Record (EOR) or Professional Employer Organization (PEO): A Critical distinction

August 9, 2021

In a previous blog, we explained the difference between a Payroll/Employer of Record solution and a service provided by a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). As the COVID pandemic continues to create extreme economic and social uncertainty, both services can increase an organization’s agility, enabling business leaders to outsource payroll and/or HR functions to a third…

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The Iterative Governance Strategy Behind the Progressive Program Model

July 30, 2021

The value your workforce management program delivers over time should be consistent and ongoing. This means the program must constantly be assessing, reassessing, adapting and focusing on continuous improvement. The fact is, conditions on the ground are in a constant state of change and evolution. So, it would be unrealistic to think that the plans…

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