Is an MSP/VMS Solution for Contingent Labor Right for You?

If, like many organizations, the new normal for your workforce management plan includes increased reliance on contingent labor, independent contractors, gig workers/freelancers, temps of any type, then you’re probably already learning how much goes into managing a contingent workforce. Vendor management, sourcing, compliance, on/offboarding, rate and markup management, benefits administration and more – it can…

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Evidence of the Growing Power of Labor in the US

The ground beneath the historical relationship between capital and labor is shifting. Long-held notions about the balance between these two interests have been seriously upended. For organizations unaware of how the environment has changed may find themselves in uncharted waters or even in legal jeopardy if they fail to revise their assumptions. Let’s examine two…

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Changes to DOL’s Overtime Rules Are Imminent – What You Should Know

With the continuing expansion of contingent workforce activity, it becomes more and more common for companies to engage contingents in managerial roles and even – in some cases – executive positions. That’s why it is important for hiring organizations to pay attention to changes in overtime rules that will affect both the full-time and contingent…

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Attract and Retain – Back to Basics

Although the dynamics surrounding the balance of power between workers and employers has indeed changed, it is possible we’re kind of overthinking things while we struggle to fill open roles in a tight labor environment. The reality is, most of what workers want is the same as it ever was. So, here is a rundown…

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Four Ways to Ensure Quality Control Among Temporary Workforces

As the pandemic recedes, the lasting changes to business operations comes into stark relief. The trend had already been moving decidedly toward increased use of temp and contract labor as a regular facet of regular workforce planning across every industry before COVID. The lockdown only accelerated and then helped cement significant changes. No longer an…

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The How and Why of Benefits Plans for Contract Employees – Part 2 – How?

What is the secret to success when sourcing talented temporary personnel? Offer meaningful benefits. Times have changed. Here’s why contingent workforce management professionals need to rethink the provision of benefits to contract workers. Part 1 focused on why the dynamics regarding benefits for contract labor have changed. In Part 2 below, we’ll focus on how…

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The How and Why of Benefits Plans for Contract Employees – Part 1 – Why?

What is the secret to success when sourcing talented temporary personnel? Offer meaningful benefits.  Many companies seek to expand their potential talent pool by using temporary talent to deliver specialized skills for a pre-defined period of time. A decade ago, many reading this would think “Offer benefits to temporary workers? Doesn’t that defeat the whole purpose?”…

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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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