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 It Means to Work with a Reliable Workforce Management Provider

When it comes to choosing a workforce management provider, there are enough platitudes to go around.  Providers will talk to you about their extensive industry experience, their superior customer service, their work ethic and more.  Of course, all these things are important and a buyer must do their due diligence in verifying these claims by…

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Is Customer Service Important to your Workforce Providers?

As the workforce management industry continues to grow, so too does the marketplace for products and services focused on helping organizations manage the workforce.  With this expanding universe of providers to choose from, service levels, and specifically customer service, take on an outsized role in deciding which provider to use.  Here are some guidelines to…

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Have you lost control of your contingent workforce management program?

A few years ago, you made the strategic decision to outsource your contingent workforce management program.  You did everything right – you sought recommendations to identify potential Managed Services Providers (MSP), you issued a request for proposal (RFP), used a committee to evaluate responses, met with each shortlisted firm to ensure a cultural fit, and…

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Rapid Changes in Workforce Industry Underscores Need for Seasoned Guidance

No one could argue that the nature of work and the workforce continues to undergo a rapid evolution. Driven by advances in technology and computing power, modulated by the shifting demands of working in the pandemic age, changes effecting workforce planning and management continue to come fast and furious. This is clearly visible in the…

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Is My Organization Ready to Move Workforce Management into the Cloud?

Deciding whether, how and when to invest in workforce management automation technology is a challenging process. How does one know if they’re ready to embrace cloud-based management software systems like VMS, talent acquisition tools, onboarding systems, etc.? Let’s explore the answers to this pressing question. Most workforce management professionals are aware that VMS tools, payroll…

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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…

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How nextSource Differentiates from Other Options in the Market

One of the questions most frequently posed to providers of workforce management services and solutions focuses on a simple notion: Why should the organization select one provider as opposed to any other? Beyond the nuts and bolts reasons to select a given workforce management solutions provider – cost, service offerings, technologies, reputation, etc. – there…

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IC Compliance and Payrolling Services are ‘Must Haves’ When Direct Sourcing

nextSource has produced a number of recent blog posts discussing the benefits of direct sourcing as a contingent workforce management strategy. Said benefits include fostering rapid access to the right talent for special initiatives and the flexibility to release these resources once the need has been addressed. Other benefits involve the ability to stay engaged…

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