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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Three Ways to Promote Healthy Recruiting in 2022’s Tight Markets

It’s always been challenging to develop and maintain a consistent recruitment pipeline to feed workforce management strategies of all stripes. In today’s environment with COVID and other factors driving wholesale changes between employers and the labor force (see the “Great Resignation”), it can be even more difficult to achieve a productive and consistent talent pipeline.…

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The Best of the nextSource Blog from 2021

For years, the nextSource blog has been delivering powerful, actionable information about all things workforce management-related to help you develop and manage a more successful contingent workforce program. This year was no different. While we offered plenty of articles dealing with important topics like upskilling, diversity, ROI, program design best practices and workforce trends by…

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What are the Pros and Cons of the Gig Economy for Employers?

As noted in our last post, this week, the blog looks at the pros and cons of the “gig economy”. This post will examine the upsides and downsides from the employers’ point of view. Before we jump into the upsides of engaging talent through gig economy sourcing, in case anyone still isn’t clear on the…

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What are the Pros and Cons of the Gig Economy for Workers?

This week, the blog will be taking a look at the pros and cons of the “gig economy”. This post will examine the upsides and downsides from the workers’ point of view. The next post will do the same but from the viewpoint of an employer. Before we jump into the upsides of working within…

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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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Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Contingent Worker

Like most things in life, there are upsides and downsides. Deciding to spend time as a contingent worker (instead of actively pursuing a full-time, long-term job) is no different. Depending on your personal situation, there are great reasons to be a temp or contingent worker. There are also disadvantages to watch for. This post will…

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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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How do You Become an Independent Contractor?

The Great Resignation of 2021 has seen a large shift in workers’ attitude toward employment. It has prompted many Americans to leave their W2 wage-earning jobs in favor of striking out on their own as independent contractors (ICs), enjoying all the flexibility that come with being self-employed. If you’re one of those workers who is…

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