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“Working Knowledge” August 2020 Digest – Part Two

August 7, 2020

Here’s Part Two of the monthly digest created to provide highlights of nextSource’s Working Knowledge publications from August. Read on for drilled-down information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and other tactical information developing during the immediate past and impacting the near future. We recommend readers first review Part One for August here. Then continue on…

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“Working Knowledge” Digest – Part One for August

August 7, 2020

The “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website is home to articles replete with valuable information for practitioners of contingent workforce management. Now in its third month, the Working Knowledge section is digested here at the nextSource Blog, providing a “news brief” style delivery of the more “drilled-down” information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and…

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On the Legal Battle Over H-1B Visas Recently Revoked by Executive Order

July 31, 2020

The timing couldn’t be worse. With significant disruption to normal workforce management operations due to the pandemic, President Donald Trump has added another burden to workforce planning, issuing an executive order suspending the entry of H-1B visa holders into the US. Leveraged by IT companies, manufacturers and others, H-1B visas have been a critical talent…

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Strategies, Resources to Help Support Workforce Wellbeing as Pandemic Continues

July 31, 2020

With so many facets of the workforce performing their roles via remote working arrangements, there is some concern over the effects of isolation, stress and emotional duress on the wellbeing of workers. What can be done by hiring organizations to help ensure the wellness of their workforces and protect the productivity that stems from a…

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7 Ways to Support Working Families During a Pandemic

July 23, 2020

It’s been said the most valuable asset within any organization is its people. A strong, well-managed workforce is essential to the productivity and ultimately, the profitability of any enterprise. In today’s COVID-19 ravaged operating environment, the workforce is experiencing more stress and discomfort than at any other time in several generations. Those fortunate enough to…

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A Preview of the New Normal in Workforce Management During and After Coronavirus

July 17, 2020

Despite everyone’s ardent wish that the pandemic will soon be over, the fact is, we’re still in the early innings of a brutal, long game. The new world that awaits us on the other side will look radically different than the one we remember before 2020. While there are bound to be many changes we…

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What’s the Difference Between Staff Augmentation and Staff Supplementation?

July 14, 2020

In Part One of this ongoing series, we examined the important distinctions between contractors and independent contractors in the contingent workforce management industry. Part Two examined the difference between a Payroller and an Employer of Record (EOR)? The third and final installment of this series examines the distinction between Staff Augmentation vs. Staff Supplementation. Aren’t they…

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Is a Payroller the Same as an Employer of Record?

July 10, 2020

In Part One of this ongoing series, we examined the important distinctions between contractors and independent contractors in the contingent workforce management industry. That post helped clarify labor types. Today’s post examines a pair of services/service providers used in contingent workforce management that are often mistaken for one another but are not the same, despite…

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A Lifeline Now Available to Unemployed Contractors During COVID-19

July 7, 2020

It has been noted, especially by those who are independent contractors, gig economy workers and freelancers, that the government assistance money provided by the Federal government to offset the economic/labor disruption caused by COVID-19, was not readily accessible to those who didn’t hold a W2 job. With the increased numbers of those workers who fall…

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What’s the Difference Between Contractor and Independent Contractor

July 3, 2020

One of the ways nextSource delivers value to its customers and to the broader workforce management industry is by helping educate customers and other practitioners alike in the sometimes complicated and rapidly changing business. There are numerous terms, practices, strategies and processes that fall under the aegis of contingent workforce management. Often the terminologies used…

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