Achieving Freedom Means Redefining How Work is Done in America

In a few days, we will celebrate the 246th anniversary of the original Independence Day. This celebration is in remembrance of the creation of an independent country that could govern itself, free to decide and enforce its own laws.  Eighty-seven years later, when Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, the words “our fathers brought forth…

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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Juneteenth is not just Black history; it is American history and we encourage you to take some time to learn and be vulnerable in your understanding of this day. Juneteenth (June 19) sometimes called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the day commemorated as the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19,…

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Five Reasons to Engage Recruitment Process Outsourcing Services

Sourcing talent to fill open positions more difficult than ever before in the wake of COVID-19. Making matters worse, the same short supply of workers plaguing many industries is also impacting many companies’ ability to fill roles within their own HR and contingent workforce management departments. This is why many organizations are taking the step…

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Attract and Retain – Back to Basics

Although the dynamics surrounding the balance of power between workers and employers has indeed changed, it is possible we’re kind of overthinking things while we struggle to fill open roles in a tight labor environment. The reality is, most of what workers want is the same as it ever was. So, here is a rundown…

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Four Ways to Ensure Quality Control Among Temporary Workforces

As the pandemic recedes, the lasting changes to business operations comes into stark relief. The trend had already been moving decidedly toward increased use of temp and contract labor as a regular facet of regular workforce planning across every industry before COVID. The lockdown only accelerated and then helped cement significant changes. No longer an…

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The How and Why of Benefits Plans for Contract Employees – Part 2 – How?

What is the secret to success when sourcing talented temporary personnel? Offer meaningful benefits. Times have changed. Here’s why contingent workforce management professionals need to rethink the provision of benefits to contract workers. Part 1 focused on why the dynamics regarding benefits for contract labor have changed. In Part 2 below, we’ll focus on how…

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The How and Why of Benefits Plans for Contract Employees – Part 1 – Why?

What is the secret to success when sourcing talented temporary personnel? Offer meaningful benefits.  Many companies seek to expand their potential talent pool by using temporary talent to deliver specialized skills for a pre-defined period of time. A decade ago, many reading this would think “Offer benefits to temporary workers? Doesn’t that defeat the whole purpose?”…

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Time to Update the Talent Acquisition Playbook

The game has changed significantly, and it is becoming increasingly obvious that many workforce management practice leaders are calling plays from an outdated and increasingly ineffective playbook. They’re bringing outdated tools and strategies to the task of finding viable talent in a labor market that looks radically different than it has for many decades preceding…

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Trends for the New Year

While there is no shortage of opinions available on where things are headed for workforce management operations, we’d feel remiss if we didn’t add our voice and perspective to the mix. So, here’s some predictions we feel confident making about what to expect in 2022 as contingent workforce managers. We’ll start with the broad view…

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COVID Prompts Employers to Provide Greater Social Safety Net to Workforce

One of the more interesting and unexpected consequences of the COVID pandemic’s impact on the dynamic between employers and the labor force. Gartner Group recently published a report called “9 Future of Work Trends Post-COVID-19” (available here) which looks at the long-term implications of coronavirus on the HR function. Several of the “accelerated trends” noted…

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