How to Use Modern Managed Services Like the Fortune 500

Innovation typically begins at the highest levels of industry, where deep-pocketed companies (with the budgets to support experimental projects) support early adoption of emerging tech and process. This was true of the rise of the Managed Services Program or MSP for workforce management in the 1990s. Once proven by the largest players, the MSP concept…

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What is Upskilling and Why It’s More Important than Ever

According to Forbes magazine, “Upskilling has become a corporate priority essential to hiring, developing, and retaining the best talent to continue to constantly improve on behalf of customers.” In today’s job market, where COVID has driven unprecedented waves of job departures, the desire among workers to strike out in search of better, more gainful employment…

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Market Dynamics Driving Talent Scarcity

We’ve entered a time when there are simply not enough workers to manage and grow our companies. At the same time, unprecedented levels of social, political and economic change are redrawing the boundaries and dynamics of the global workforce.  The net result is currently manifested in growing scarcity of talent and those responsible for workforce…

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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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What’s Driving Post-COVID Hiring – Minimum Age or Minimum Wage?

Without a doubt, the pandemic has turned a lot of the established workforce planning orthodoxy on its head. “Things will never be the same” say pundits as we return to a new normal. Many changes wrought by the rapid onset of the pandemic are likely to remain. Work from home options will likely remain at…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Five Higher Education Workforce Trends to Watch in 2021

Higher education as an industry has been radically transformed in a number of ways as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Shifting economic conditions, funding reductions, dramatic drop-offs in enrollment and the rise of disruptive technologies – all occurring at the same time – have changed many of the orthodoxies formerly applied to higher education…

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Will talent scarcity halt the growth of the Tech Sector?

In this third installment of our series exploring the current level of business insecurity and the impact it has on workforce plans (part one: Will 2021 Be a Year of Thriving or Surviving for Your Workforce?, part two: Has COVID Changed the Definition of “Agile Workforce”?) we focus on an industry that has experienced a…

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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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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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