Progressive Program Model
Four Ways to Ensure Quality Control Among Temporary Workforces
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…Read More
How Agile is Your Workforce Management Program?
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…Read More
Solving 2022’s Talent Challenges with Creative Solutions
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…Read More
Your Workforce ROI may not always be easy to measure
Through the nextSource Progressive Program Model™ we’ve standardized the practice of Supplier Audits, Benchmarking, Cost Baselines and the establishment of Savings Goals to increase ROI throughout your program’s lifecycle. Our teams regularly report on these savings for full transparency and use these discussions to provide further insight into future savings plans. Here is a little…Read More
Staying Ahead of Turbulent Times in Workforce Management
The BLS reported a notable drop in unemployment rates in the US in July, down to 5.4%. The total number of unemployed now sits at 8.7 million, while the number of long-term unemployed (those searching for jobs for 27 weeks or more) fell to 3.4 million. Though elevated compared to accepted “full employment” figures, any hiring organization…Read More
The Iterative Governance Strategy Behind the Progressive Program Model
The value your workforce management program delivers over time should be consistent and ongoing. This means the program must constantly be assessing, reassessing, adapting and focusing on continuous improvement. The fact is, conditions on the ground are in a constant state of change and evolution. So, it would be unrealistic to think that the plans…Read More
What It Means to Work with a Reliable Workforce Management Provider
When it comes to choosing a workforce management provider, there are enough platitudes to go around. Providers will talk to you about their extensive industry experience, their superior customer service, their work ethic and more. Of course, all these things are important and a buyer must do their due diligence in verifying these claims by…Read More
Is Customer Service Important to your Workforce Providers?
As the workforce management industry continues to grow, so too does the marketplace for products and services focused on helping organizations manage the workforce. With this expanding universe of providers to choose from, service levels, and specifically customer service, take on an outsized role in deciding which provider to use. Here are some guidelines to…Read More
Have you lost control of your contingent workforce management program?
A few years ago, you made the strategic decision to outsource your contingent workforce management program. You did everything right – you sought recommendations to identify potential Managed Services Providers (MSP), you issued a request for proposal (RFP), used a committee to evaluate responses, met with each shortlisted firm to ensure a cultural fit, and…Read More
Will talent scarcity halt the growth of the Tech Sector?
In this third installment of our series exploring the current level of business insecurity and the impact it has on workforce plans (part one: Will 2021 Be a Year of Thriving or Surviving for Your Workforce?, part two: Has COVID Changed the Definition of “Agile Workforce”?) we focus on an industry that has experienced a…Read More