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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Employer of Record (EOR) or Professional Employer Organization (PEO): A Critical distinction

In a previous blog, we explained the difference between a Payroll/Employer of Record solution and a service provided by a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). As the COVID pandemic continues to create extreme economic and social uncertainty, both services can increase an organization’s agility, enabling business leaders to outsource payroll and/or HR functions to a third…

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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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IC Compliance and Payrolling Services are ‘Must Haves’ When Direct Sourcing

nextSource has produced a number of recent blog posts discussing the benefits of direct sourcing as a contingent workforce management strategy. Said benefits include fostering rapid access to the right talent for special initiatives and the flexibility to release these resources once the need has been addressed. Other benefits involve the ability to stay engaged…

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How to Curate an Enterprise Talent Pool

Part II – Important Considerations for Successfully Executing a Curated Talent Pool Strategy In Part I of this two-part series, we explored the definition of a curated talent pool for enterprise workforce management, the primary objectives of the strategy and how to embark on executing said strategy within your organization. In Part II we’ll examine some…

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Creatively Leveraging Direct Sourcing to Offset Pandemic Uncertainty

The recent shift in workforce trends catalyzed by the pandemic has further strengthened the case for a flexible and robust external workforce to succeed during the difficult times. Trends already suggest an outsized role in contingent workforce utilization as a response to the new paradigm for work and workforce planning/composition. Post Covid-19 crisis, the dependency…

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Is a Payroller the Same as an Employer of Record?

In Part One of this ongoing series, we examined the important distinctions between contractors and independent contractors in the contingent workforce management industry. That post helped clarify labor types. Today’s post examines a pair of services/service providers used in contingent workforce management that are often mistaken for one another but are not the same, despite…

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PEO or EOR – Aren’t They the Same? Which Is Better for Your Organization?

Professional Employer Organizations or ‘PEOs’ provide a valuable service to business organizations interested in outsourcing their workforce management or human resources functions. This post will explain the basic definition of the PEO solution. It will also clarify some of the confusion around the difference between a PEO and the Employer of Record (EOR) solutions which…

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