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The Ukraine War and its Effects on IT Staffing

April 1, 2022

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?

April 1, 2022

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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Changes to DOL’s Overtime Rules Are Imminent – What You Should Know

March 23, 2022

With the continuing expansion of contingent workforce activity, it becomes more and more common for companies to engage contingents in managerial roles and even – in some cases – executive positions. That’s why it is important for hiring organizations to pay attention to changes in overtime rules that will affect both the full-time and contingent…

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Contingent Work Opportunities for Women: Solving Talent Scarcity While Meeting Business Goals

March 23, 2022

Working women are the lynchpin for overcoming talent scarcity and meeting diversity and other business goals. Yet in the two years since the start of the pandemic in February 2020 more than one million women who left the labor force have not yet returned. Or have they? Each month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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Two New nextSource Programs Helping Overcome Talent Scarcity

March 17, 2022

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…

March 17, 2022

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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Labor Unions Don’t Appear to be Roaring Back – Except in this Industry Sector

March 11, 2022

After peaking in the 1970s, union membership across the American workforce at large began a long slow slide. The percentage of workers belonging to a union in the United States peaked in 1954 at almost 35% and the total number of union members peaked in 1979 at an estimated 21.0 million. Today, after a surprising…

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Attract and Retain – Back to Basics

March 11, 2022

Although the dynamics surrounding the balance of power between workers and employers has indeed changed, it is possible we’re kind of overthinking things while we struggle to fill open roles in a tight labor environment. The reality is, most of what workers want is the same as it ever was. So, here is a rundown…

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Four Ways to Ensure Quality Control Among Temporary Workforces

March 2, 2022

As the pandemic recedes, the lasting changes to business operations comes into stark relief. The trend had already been moving decidedly toward increased use of temp and contract labor as a regular facet of regular workforce planning across every industry before COVID. The lockdown only accelerated and then helped cement significant changes. No longer an…

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The How and Why of Benefits Plans for Contract Employees – Part 2 – How?

February 25, 2022

What is the secret to success when sourcing talented temporary personnel? Offer meaningful benefits. Times have changed. Here’s why contingent workforce management professionals need to rethink the provision of benefits to contract workers. Part 1 focused on why the dynamics regarding benefits for contract labor have changed. In Part 2 below, we’ll focus on how…

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