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Top Five Benefits of Direct Sourcing for Contingent Workforce

November 13, 2020

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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This Veteran’s Day nextSource Observes the Top 10 Reasons to Hire Those Who’ve Served

November 10, 2020

In observance of Veteran’s Day 2020, nextSource would like to take this opportunity to not only thank every single man and women (and the families supporting them) who have served with honor and dignity to protect our most cherished freedoms and ideals. Those who answer the higher calling to serve their country are an especially…

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CA Voters Pass Ballot Initiative Protecting Gig Platforms’ Worker Classification Practices

November 6, 2020

In what could be the final chapter in the “Uber Saga” (a title this blog has dubbed the ongoing legal wrangling between labor rights activists and the corporations behind Uber, Lyft and other gig-economy tech platforms), California’s Proposition 22 was passed on Election Day 2020. For those who may not have been following our coverage…

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

November 6, 2020

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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Everything You Wanted to Know About Contingent Workforce Definitions but Were Afraid to Ask

November 6, 2020

With apologies to Woody Allen and his famous movie of similar title, we’re dedicating this post to helping clarify misconceptions about contingent workforce elements that are commonly misunderstood. While not quite as titillating as the subject of sex, there are still a good number of terms, positions and ideas that contingent workforce professionals use, and…

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Exploring Technology Options to Support Direct Sourcing Initiatives

October 18, 2020

In earlier blogs we discussed the emergence and benefits of direct sourcing. Direct sourcing is defined as 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. Earlier posts on this topic outlined the efforts needed to build a curated talent pool,…

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“Working Knowledge” Digest – October 2020 Part 2

October 9, 2020

Widely acclaimed, the “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website delivers critically informative perspectives for practitioners of contingent workforce management, culled from trusted sources. The Working Knowledge section provides drilled-down information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and other tactical information. Here’s the second installment in this month’s two-part digest of Working Knowledge gathered throughout September…

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“Working Knowledge” Digest – October 2020 Part 1

October 9, 2020

Widely acclaimed, the “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website delivers critically informative perspectives for practitioners of contingent workforce management, culled from trusted sources. The Working Knowledge section provides drilled-down information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and other tactical information. Here’s part one of the two-part digest of Working Knowledge gathered throughout September and October…

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The Importance of Talent Diversity (Not to be Confused with Supplier Diversity)

October 2, 2020

Why is talent diversity important to your workforce composition and is it the same as supplier diversity? This post will focus on the significant benefits of fielding diversity talent and help clear up confusion about the difference between diversity talent and the frequently mistaken benefits of supplier diversity. First, let us quickly define the tenets…

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Ensuring Positive Customer Experience for Consumers of Contingent Workforce Management Services

October 2, 2020

Building a positive customer experience is essential to the success of a workforce management solution and service provider. As veterans of contingent workforce management can confirm, not all solution provider partners are created equal and not all of them can or will live up to the promises they make when trying to earn your organization’s…

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