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Exploring Technology Options to Support Direct Sourcing Initiatives

October 18, 2020

In earlier blogs we discussed the emergence and benefits of direct sourcing. Direct sourcing is defined as the process by which a company develops and leverages its own candidate pool to engage as contract workers instead of relying solely on staffing providers. Earlier posts on this topic outlined the efforts needed to build a curated talent pool,…

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“Working Knowledge” Digest – October 2020 Part 2

October 9, 2020

Widely acclaimed, the “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website delivers critically informative perspectives for practitioners of contingent workforce management, culled from trusted sources. The Working Knowledge section provides drilled-down information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and other tactical information. Here’s the second installment in this month’s two-part digest of Working Knowledge gathered throughout September…

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“Working Knowledge” Digest – October 2020 Part 1

October 9, 2020

Widely acclaimed, the “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website delivers critically informative perspectives for practitioners of contingent workforce management, culled from trusted sources. The Working Knowledge section provides drilled-down information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and other tactical information. Here’s part one of the two-part digest of Working Knowledge gathered throughout September and October…

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The Importance of Talent Diversity (Not to be Confused with Supplier Diversity)

October 2, 2020

Why is talent diversity important to your workforce composition and is it the same as supplier diversity? This post will focus on the significant benefits of fielding diversity talent and help clear up confusion about the difference between diversity talent and the frequently mistaken benefits of supplier diversity. First, let us quickly define the tenets…

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Ensuring Positive Customer Experience for Consumers of Contingent Workforce Management Services

October 2, 2020

Building a positive customer experience is essential to the success of a workforce management solution and service provider. As veterans of contingent workforce management can confirm, not all solution provider partners are created equal and not all of them can or will live up to the promises they make when trying to earn your organization’s…

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How to Curate an Enterprise Talent Pool

October 2, 2020

Part II – Important Considerations for Successfully Executing a Curated Talent Pool Strategy In Part I of this two-part series, we explored the definition of a curated talent pool for enterprise workforce management, the primary objectives of the strategy and how to embark on executing said strategy within your organization. In Part II we’ll examine some…

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How to Curate an Enterprise Talent Pool

October 2, 2020

Part I – What is a Curated Talent Pool and How to Build One It takes a multi-pronged approach to sourcing talent in today’s sprawling and segmented workforce management environment. Relying on outside sources like staffing agencies alone is simply not enough. That’s why the most successful workforce management operations are developing their own enterprise…

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Creatively Leveraging Direct Sourcing to Offset Pandemic Uncertainty

September 20, 2020

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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Gauging the Impact of COVID on Contingent Workforce Utilization Levels

September 18, 2020

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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The Current State of Labor Markets Reveals Ongoing Damage of COVID

September 14, 2020

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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