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

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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Everything You Need to Know About Direct Sourcing

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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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Encore Performances From Great Talent

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?

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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nextSource Offering Defines Best Practices for 1099 Certification

The increasing embrace of Direct Sourcing strategies in the execution of a well-rounded contingent workforce management plan has revealed the need for robust 1099 certification processes. Best practices for 1099 Certification are critical to observe and are an important feature baked into the nextSource Direct Sourcing solution, designed to support talent pools and FMS platforms.…

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Best of the nextSource Blog – 2020 Edition

Welcome to the “Best of the nextSource Blog – 2020 Edition”.  This post will look back at some of the most impactful, insightful and relevant posts of 2020 which was, to say the least, a very interesting year full of uncertainty and challenges for workforce management professionals.  Moving backwards in time from the most recent…

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