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The How and Why of Benefits Plans for Contract Employees – Part 1 – Why?

February 25, 2022

What is the secret to success when sourcing talented temporary personnel? Offer meaningful benefits.  Many companies seek to expand their potential talent pool by using temporary talent to deliver specialized skills for a pre-defined period of time. A decade ago, many reading this would think “Offer benefits to temporary workers? Doesn’t that defeat the whole purpose?”…

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How to Retain and Re-Engage Talent in Highly Competitive Industries

February 11, 2022

All kinds of organizations must work hard to find and engage talent they need to field their most effective workforce. Nobody one wants to do all the heavy lifting of workforce development only to see all that work go to waste. That’s why nextSource focuses on what we know best – helping companies find, manage…

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Time to Update the Talent Acquisition Playbook

February 4, 2022

The game has changed significantly, and it is becoming increasingly obvious that many workforce management practice leaders are calling plays from an outdated and increasingly ineffective playbook. They’re bringing outdated tools and strategies to the task of finding viable talent in a labor market that looks radically different than it has for many decades preceding…

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A New Equation for Finding Talent in the Tightest Markets

February 4, 2022

Competition for talent has never been greater than it is today. And this is true across all industries that need to source contingent workforce talent. And since a rising tide lifts all boats, the severity of the competition has grown in proportion to the skill sets where competition has always been high. This means industries…

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How Agile is Your Workforce Management Program?

January 28, 2022

Hunter S. Thompson once made the brilliant observation that “when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”. Thompson’s quip underscored the fact that in times of change or upheaval, ideas that would normally be viewed as unorthodox or unconventional are more readily accepted as legitimate. Most would agree we’re living today in some very…

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Solving 2022’s Talent Challenges with Creative Solutions

January 28, 2022

2022 promises to present one of the most difficult talent markets in generations, as a perfect storm of factors upsets the balance of labor markets leading to skyrocketing turnover rates, staffing shortages and all the knock-on effects that trickle down as a result. In this kind of unprecedented environment, innovation is no longer a luxury…

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Trends for the New Year

January 24, 2022

While there is no shortage of opinions available on where things are headed for workforce management operations, we’d feel remiss if we didn’t add our voice and perspective to the mix. So, here’s some predictions we feel confident making about what to expect in 2022 as contingent workforce managers. We’ll start with the broad view…

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Time’s Right for a Compliance Gut Check

January 19, 2022

Now might be a good time to check in on the readiness of your compliance practices. The Dept. of Labor and the National Labor Review Board are teaming up to increase enforcement of worker misclassification, unlawful pay practices, and other workplace rights issues. Respectable organizations like yours already spend time and money on efforts to…

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COVID Prompts Employers to Provide Greater Social Safety Net to Workforce

January 19, 2022

One of the more interesting and unexpected consequences of the COVID pandemic’s impact on the dynamic between employers and the labor force. Gartner Group recently published a report called “9 Future of Work Trends Post-COVID-19” (available here) which looks at the long-term implications of coronavirus on the HR function. Several of the “accelerated trends” noted…

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Three Ways to Promote Healthy Recruiting in 2022’s Tight Markets

January 11, 2022

It’s always been challenging to develop and maintain a consistent recruitment pipeline to feed workforce management strategies of all stripes. In today’s environment with COVID and other factors driving wholesale changes between employers and the labor force (see the “Great Resignation”), it can be even more difficult to achieve a productive and consistent talent pipeline.…

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