The Unspoken Factor Fueling the U.S. Labor Shortage

The shortage of available workers in hospitality and healthcare sectors of the US economy can only partially be blamed on the “Great Resignation”. Yes, the Great Resignation does point to a possible resurgence of the long-dormant US Labor Movement and an increase in worker mobility as pay scales are forced higher by short supply of…

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Five Reasons to Engage Recruitment Process Outsourcing Services

Sourcing talent to fill open positions more difficult than ever before in the wake of COVID-19. Making matters worse, the same short supply of workers plaguing many industries is also impacting many companies’ ability to fill roles within their own HR and contingent workforce management departments. This is why many organizations are taking the step…

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Latest Controversy Over IC Classification for App-Based Workers

The nextSource Blog continues to follow the saga of app-based gig work and how regulatory bodies like the Department of Labor and the IRS address the question of “who is an employee and who is an independent contractor”. The highest profile of the many cases winding through state level courts, statehouses and the US Congress…

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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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Managed Services Programs 101 – Are You Ready?

The managed service program or “MSP” for human capital management is a proven-effective method for efficiently managing sources of talent feeding your contingent workforce program. These days, with the expanding array of channels for talent acquisition – and so many organizations leveraging contract/non-employee labor – MSP is a strategy increasingly embraced by small to mid-sized…

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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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The Best Staffing Suppliers Are…

There are many ingredients that go into fielding a successful contingent workforce management program. One of the most critical of these is the stable of staffing suppliers a program relies upon to source and present top talent to serve the needs of the program. It takes a potent mixture of factors to build that stable…

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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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