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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

What are the Current IRS Rules for Independent Contractors?

Its good to periodically check in with the IRS with regard to the rules governing Independent Contractors or ICs. Due to rapidly evolving roles regarded as ICs – many of which emanate from tech advancements like the rise of application-based roles like Uber and others – it is a wise practice to stay abreast of…

Read More

Biden DOL Spikes “Opinion Letters” Changing IC Compliance Rules

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…

Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Direct Sourcing

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…

Read More

Building a Diverse Workforce Management Program

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…

Read More

Encore Performances From Great Talent

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…

Read More

What is Workforce Planning & Consulting?

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…

Read More