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Giving Thanks for Workforce Strength and Economic Bounty this Week

November 24, 2021

Well, it’s Turkey time again here in the good ol’ US of A and though its been some pretty tough going for the nation and the world in recent times, there is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Particularly when it comes to the American workforce and the organizations that employ them. Here’s why…

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Driving Contingent Workforce Management Success in Difficult Times

November 19, 2021

Contingent workforce management practices have never been challenged like they have been during the pandemic. Wild swings in employment fueled first by the COVID shutdown and now by the rapid reopening of the economy have whipsawed the Department of Labor’s ability to accurately report on employment figures. Early pandemic job losses were significantly underreported at…

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Veterans Could Be Key to Overcoming Stubborn Talent Shortage

November 9, 2021

A grateful nation prepares for the annual observance of Veteran’s Day where we focus our collective attention on the sacrifices made by generations of American men and women who’ve served in our armed forces. We truly owe our freedom and security to these selfless people who protect our way of life. And although they never…

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Risk Considerations for Would-Be MSP Customers

November 5, 2021

Contingent workforce management is tricky. Even more daunting is the process of deciding what type of service or software solution is best suited to help you achieve your contingent workforce management goals. This post will focus on the risks facing those who would be best served by engaging a managed service program (MSP) provider to…

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Is Temp Staffing the Same as Contract Staffing?

November 5, 2021

There is a lot of overlap between what is referred to as temporary staffing and contract staffing. However, there are certain important differences which distinguish one from the other. This piece will shed some light on the definitions of temp staffing and contract staffing and will explain the difference between both contingent worker types and…

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Staff Augmentation or Managed Services? Which to Choose?

October 29, 2021

There are many paths leading to successful workforce management program designs. Figuring out how to best structure a workforce management plan for your operation can be a little overwhelming given all the strategies, services, and technologies out there. One of the fundamental decisions is whether to handle the process internally, managing staff augmentation suppliers on…

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Contingent Assignments Can Bring Women Back to Work

October 21, 2021

As a woman owned business, nextSource loves to see women conquering the working world. In the past few years, we have seen working women on the rise. We witnessed Kamala Harris become the vice president of the United States. She is the United States’ first elected female vice president and the highest-ranking female elected official…

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What is the Role of Automation in Managed Services?

October 15, 2021

What would happen if an organization decided to use BOTH a VMS and an MSP? It’s not a crazy question. In fact, quite a lot of good can come from marrying these two seemingly different approaches to the same goal of improving workforce management. Let’s think through what’s to be gained by embracing the “why…

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MSPs Can Avoid Unintended Employment Consequences of New Legislation

October 15, 2021

In our last blog, we discussed the forces driving what is referred to as “The Great Resignation”.  In this blog, we will focus on recent market developments that have impacted the availability of qualified workers.  Our intent is not to take a stand on the legality or morality of any legislative, political, or social initiative;…

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Be Aware of Big Changes to 1099-K Reporting Requirements

October 8, 2021

Even before the pandemic forced millions of workers into remote roles, the ranks of those working in the mushrooming gig economy had been swelling. With so many workers using online platforms to line up and execute freelance jobs, tax regulations have fallen behind. However, the IRS is making changes to update how they approach taxation…

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