How to Use Modern Managed Services Like the Fortune 500

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

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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Co-Employment Risks Apply to Payrolled Workers Too!

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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What It Means to Work with a Reliable Workforce Management Provider

When it comes to choosing a workforce management provider, there are enough platitudes to go around.  Providers will talk to you about their extensive industry experience, their superior customer service, their work ethic and more.  Of course, all these things are important and a buyer must do their due diligence in verifying these claims by…

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Is Customer Service Important to your Workforce Providers?

As the workforce management industry continues to grow, so too does the marketplace for products and services focused on helping organizations manage the workforce.  With this expanding universe of providers to choose from, service levels, and specifically customer service, take on an outsized role in deciding which provider to use.  Here are some guidelines to…

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Has COVID Changed the Definition of “Agile Workforce”?

In part one of this series, we explored the ways in which the events of 2020 have led to a high degree of business insecurity and reimagining how work is done.  Part one discussed how the pandemic forced a broad reinvention of work resulting in a tech-enabled, “unleashed workforce”, the acceleration of remote connectivity, emerging…

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Will 2021 Be a Year of Thriving or Surviving for Your Workforce?

Everyone agrees, in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, there is much cause for a general feeling of insecurity for employers seeking to ramp up operations and fully reopen. This post is the first segment of a 3-part series exploring the current level of business insecurity and the impact if has on workforce plans. The…

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Protecting Yourself as an Independent Contractor

More and more workers are moving into roles as independent contractors (ICs) with the rise of the gig economy and the expanding utilization of ICs by hiring organizations. There are many benefits to being an IC, including the flexibility that comes with being one’s own boss. However, there are many serious considerations to ponder when…

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Can Employers Make Proof of Vaccination a Requirement?

With the COVID-19 vaccines rolling out across the United States, there is growing controversy surrounding whether or not proof of inoculation can be required in numerous areas. Can public venues like stadiums, theaters, schools, and others legally require proof of vaccination before admitting customers into their facilities? More important to this audience, can employers require…

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Is Your Organization Protected Against FLSA Compliance Challenges?

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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