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Job Growth Is Returning – Where It May Be Felt Most

March 26, 2021

A return to something approaching normal seems to be on the horizon and the American workforce is expressing increasing levels of confidence as vaccination efforts gain traction. This week, the Forbes Advisor-Ipsos Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker turned in a week-over-week increase of 3.7%, rising to a confidence level of 65.5 out of a possible 1000.…

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Is Your Organization Protected Against FLSA Compliance Challenges?

March 19, 2021

Most workforce management professionals are well-aware of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which governs such well known regulations as minimum wage requirements, overtime compensation, and child labor practices. Many however, may be surprised to learn the FLSA has been the law of the land since it was signed into law by President Franklin Delano…

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Rapid Changes in Workforce Industry Underscores Need for Seasoned Guidance

March 11, 2021

No one could argue that the nature of work and the workforce continues to undergo a rapid evolution. Driven by advances in technology and computing power, modulated by the shifting demands of working in the pandemic age, changes effecting workforce planning and management continue to come fast and furious. This is clearly visible in the…

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Is My Organization Ready to Move Workforce Management into the Cloud?

March 5, 2021

Deciding whether, how and when to invest in workforce management automation technology is a challenging process. How does one know if they’re ready to embrace cloud-based management software systems like VMS, talent acquisition tools, onboarding systems, etc.? Let’s explore the answers to this pressing question. Most workforce management professionals are aware that VMS tools, payroll…

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H1B Visa Policy Changes May Not Be as They Seem

March 5, 2021

Policy governing the issue of H1B visas has changed as a result of the leadership change following the 2020 election. The availability of the H1B visa, particularly popular among US companies for dealing with the domestic shortage of in-demand IT talent with immigrants from India and the Far East had been restricted via executive order…

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Biden DOL Spikes “Opinion Letters” Changing IC Compliance Rules

March 5, 2021

The Biden Administration has taken some aggressive steps to reverse rules governing independent contractor classification which had been put in place by the former administration. In January, the Biden Labor department requested all federal agencies freeze proposed regulations pending further review. Here’s what they’ll be looking at and how it is likely to impact your…

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Everything You Need to Know About Direct Sourcing

February 12, 2021

We all know that hiring, onboarding and training of the workforce is both time consuming and costly. That’s why it is so painful for many organizations during the pandemic. Sharp drops in demand across numerous industries have forced many to shed headcount. As recovery may occur in unpredictable ways, hiring authorities face an excessive burden…

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Building a Diverse Workforce Management Program

February 5, 2021

What happens when your commitment to building a diverse workforce is compromised by your need to rapidly source highly sought-after IT talent? By retaining the services of a woman-or minority-owned Managed Services Provider, 100% of all spend flowing through the program would qualify as diversity spend. However, if you are committed to building a truly…

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Encore Performances From Great Talent

February 3, 2021

The COVID pandemic has accelerated a higher education trend expanding academic offerings to include online instruction, giving students the ability to pursue their degrees through a combination of traditional classroom experiences, eLearning programs, virtual seminars, and social learning programs. To develop and update hundreds of online courses that are offered each semester, universities are dependent…

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What is Workforce Planning & Consulting?

February 2, 2021

Workforce planning and consulting is a service delivered by expert workforce planning professionals/firms aimed at developing replicable processes for analyzing, forecasting and planning of supply and demand within the available universe of all types of workers and talent. This often involves assessing gaps in an organization’s workforce composition, establishing targets for talent management programs and…

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