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Embrace of Work-from-Home Arrangements Poised to Remake Workforce Management Practices

July 2, 2020

A pair of recent articles about the unplanned migration of the workforce to work-from-home arrangements paint a provocative picture of what the future is likely to hold for workforce planning and labor markets in general. What are trends suggesting with regard to work-from-home arrangements and how will these trends modulate over time as circumstances evolve?…

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Best Questions to Ask When Assessing the “Cultural Fit” of a Candidate

June 26, 2020

When interviewing candidates, job experience and work history are often the area’s most heavily scrutinized. Yet, the extent to which a candidate will effectively fit in with the culture of the hiring organization is almost equally as important. After all, a worker may be experienced and capable, but if they’re dramatically out of step with…

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Examine the Efficacy of MSP Vendors in Light of COVID Stressors

June 24, 2020

Staffing industry experts, like many other industry experts, are looking for the silver lining in the clouds of the pandemic. While there is nothing positive about the death and economic destruction wrought by the novel Coronavirus, there are some benefits that can be teased out of the destruction. For example, the stresses put upon existing…

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Thoughts on the Global Economic Outlook and Impacts on Workforce Management

June 19, 2020

As individual nations and broader regions feel the effects of the Novel Coronavirus on their respective economies, each is experiencing its own set of consequences, unemployment rates, peaks and valleys of workforce supply and demand, and other impacts. This post will examine how economies outside the US are faring and how the radical changes wrought…

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COVID-19 Changes May Drive White Collar Workers into Contingent Roles

June 12, 2020

File this among the long and growing list of unexpected workforce consequences of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic: a predicted wave of layoffs for white collar, $100,000/year employees. Where is this prediction coming from? Is it plausible? What does it suggest about the future of workforce management? First the background. Yahoo Finance correspondent Julia LaRoche spoke…

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What is the Contingent Workforce Management Program Maturity Assessment?

June 11, 2020

It can be difficult to gain a truly objective overview of the strengths and weaknesses of your contingent workforce management operation. Especially when you’re busy addressing the day to day functions needed to keep the program operable. Complicating matters is the fact that, for even the most seasoned professional, one simply does not know what…

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“Working Knowledge” Digest – Part Two for June

June 5, 2020

Did you know about the new “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website? This critically informative new section is home to articles replete with valuable information for practitioners of contingent workforce management. While the nextSource Blog generally deals with broader trends, strategies and schools of thought on hot topics impacting the industry, the Working Knowledge…

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“Working Knowledge” Digest – Part One for June

June 5, 2020

Did you know about the new “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website? This critically informative new section is home to articles replete with valuable information for practitioners of contingent workforce management. While the nextSource Blog generally deals with broader trends, strategies and schools of thought on hot topics impacting the industry, the Working Knowledge…

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Contingent Workers Help Bridge the Gap During an FTE Hiring Freeze

May 29, 2020

During times of economic uncertainty or widespread market disruption, it is not uncommon for organizations to impose some form of hiring freeze for full time employees or full-time equivalents. Freezing hiring for all non-essential positions can give an organization the opportunity to consolidate current employee rosters and restructure departments to minimize labor costs while protecting…

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Be Aware of the Hidden Risks Involved with Misclassified SOW Workers

May 29, 2020

Misclassification of SOW labor is a special kettle of fish. While there is a wealth of information to underscore the risks and consequences of independent contractor (IC) misclassification, there seems to be far less out there on the risks of misclassification of SOW vendors/resources. Let us examine the specific classification pitfalls inherent in leveraging SOW…

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