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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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Contingent Workers

Like most things in life, there are upsides and downsides. Our last post examined the pros and cons of being a contingent worker. As promised, this companion post looks at the pros and cons of using temp or contingent labor as part of your organization’s workforce management strategy. The following post weighs the advantages and disadvantages…

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Why Use a Staffing Agency for Your Business?

There are many reasons why a business like yours might elect to use a staffing agency in support of its contingent workforce management practice. Here are some of the most commonly referenced reasons why to use a staffing agency, offered by satisfied business owners. Everyone wants to save on costs. At the end of the…

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MSPs Can Avoid Unintended Employment Consequences of New Legislation

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

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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How a Managed Service Provider can Help you Survive The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation continues as millions of Americans opt to leave their current job behind in search of something else – something better. While there have been periods of so-called “turnover shock” before, the Great Resignation is unprecedented in its size and scope. As a result, workforce management pros struggle to keep up with the…

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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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