Is an MSP/VMS Solution for Contingent Labor Right for You?

If, like many organizations, the new normal for your workforce management plan includes increased reliance on contingent labor, independent contractors, gig workers/freelancers, temps of any type, then you’re probably already learning how much goes into managing a contingent workforce. Vendor management, sourcing, compliance, on/offboarding, rate and markup management, benefits administration and more – it can…

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The Ukraine War and its Effects on IT Staffing

The fog of war clouds visibility when it comes to planning just about anything. While there are certainly dire, life-threatening consequences for the humans caught in the crossfire, it may seem less important to consider the consequences to staffing industry concerns. However, since IT talent continues to be in exceptionally high demand and short supply…

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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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Two New nextSource Programs Helping Overcome Talent Scarcity

Most organizations today are struggling under the same burdensome challenge when it comes to developing and maintaining an effective, efficient workforce. That is, we’re all dealing with an acute scarcity of available talent to populate our contingent workforce (and our full-time workforce for that matter). While it has historically been important for all the players…

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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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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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Risk Considerations for Would-Be MSP Customers

Contingent workforce management is tricky. Even more daunting is the process of deciding what type of service or software solution is best suited to help you achieve your contingent workforce management goals. This post will focus on the risks facing those who would be best served by engaging a managed service program (MSP) provider to…

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Is Temp Staffing the Same as Contract Staffing?

There is a lot of overlap between what is referred to as temporary staffing and contract staffing. However, there are certain important differences which distinguish one from the other. This piece will shed some light on the definitions of temp staffing and contract staffing and will explain the difference between both contingent worker types and…

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Staff Augmentation or Managed Services? Which to Choose?

There are many paths leading to successful workforce management program designs. Figuring out how to best structure a workforce management plan for your operation can be a little overwhelming given all the strategies, services, and technologies out there. One of the fundamental decisions is whether to handle the process internally, managing staff augmentation suppliers on…

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