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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What is Contractor Compliance?

The use of contract labor by businesses and organizations of all sizes continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Entire app-driven industries have been helping to drive the popularity of contract labor, as has the decentralization of the traditional workplace fueled by COVID and the downsizing of brick and mortar offices. However, as more and…

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What are the Current IRS Rules for Independent Contractors?

Its good to periodically check in with the IRS with regard to the rules governing Independent Contractors or ICs. Due to rapidly evolving roles regarded as ICs – many of which emanate from tech advancements like the rise of application-based roles like Uber and others – it is a wise practice to stay abreast of…

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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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Job Growth Is Returning – Where It May Be Felt Most

A return to something approaching normal seems to be on the horizon and the American workforce is expressing increasing levels of confidence as vaccination efforts gain traction. This week, the Forbes Advisor-Ipsos Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker turned in a week-over-week increase of 3.7%, rising to a confidence level of 65.5 out of a possible 1000.…

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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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H1B Visa Policy Changes May Not Be as They Seem

Policy governing the issue of H1B visas has changed as a result of the leadership change following the 2020 election. The availability of the H1B visa, particularly popular among US companies for dealing with the domestic shortage of in-demand IT talent with immigrants from India and the Far East had been restricted via executive order…

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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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Working Knowledge Digest Nov-Dec 2020 | Part II

Here’s Part II of our bi-monthly “Working Knowledge Digest” feature. Part I digested Market Developments highlighted in the Working Knowledge portion of the nextSource website. Part II contains synopsis of the technology advancements and other newsworthy notes from November and December 2020. Technology AdvancementsTwo recent surveys reveal HR Technology Investment Plans for 2021which indicate companies…

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