The Biden Administration has taken some aggressive steps to reverse rules governing independent contractor classification which had been put in place by the former administration. In January, the Biden Labor department requested all federal agencies freeze proposed regulations pending further review. Here’s what they’ll be looking at and how it is likely to impact your…

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direct sourcing

We all know that hiring, onboarding and training of the workforce is both time consuming and costly. That’s why it is so painful for many organizations during the pandemic. Sharp drops in demand across numerous industries have forced many to shed headcount. As recovery may occur in unpredictable ways, hiring authorities face an excessive burden…

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What happens when your commitment to building a diverse workforce is compromised by your need to rapidly source highly sought-after IT talent? By retaining the services of a woman-or minority-owned Managed Services Provider, 100% of all spend flowing through the program would qualify as diversity spend. However, if you are committed to building a truly…

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The COVID pandemic has accelerated a higher education trend expanding academic offerings to include online instruction, giving students the ability to pursue their degrees through a combination of traditional classroom experiences, eLearning programs, virtual seminars, and social learning programs. To develop and update hundreds of online courses that are offered each semester, universities are dependent…

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Workforce planning and consulting is a service delivered by expert workforce planning professionals/firms aimed at developing replicable processes for analyzing, forecasting and planning of supply and demand within the available universe of all types of workers and talent. This often involves assessing gaps in an organization’s workforce composition, establishing targets for talent management programs and…

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IC Management or Independent Contractor management is a process by which workforce management operations can safely, effectively leverage the benefits associated with the utilization of 1099 contract resources as opposed to W2 FTEs. IC management services manage the paperwork and the process of acquiring and managing independent contractor resources which requires different considerations. These include…

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An AOR, or “Agency of Record” is a third-party entity providing compliant workforce administration for independent contractors. An AOR company assumes responsibility for ensuring your contractors are paid compliantly with all applicable regulatory and tax considerations wherever they are assigned. Workforce management leaders leverage AORs to ensure thorough, ongoing IC compliance and to mitigate the…

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The election of 2020 is over and while the obvious headline stories are monopolizing the headlines, there were also scores of state level ballot initiatives passed – many affecting labor laws and regulations in the states of their origin. This blog recently reported on the passage of California’s AB22, the initiative impacting Uber and other…

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Sometimes referred to as “self-sourcing” in the staffing industry, direct sourcing is the process by which a company develops and leverages its own candidate pool to engage as contract workers instead of relying solely on staffing providers. The company typically then turns to Employer of Record, Agent of Record, or Managed Service Provider firms to…

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