The Ukraine War and its Effects on IT Staffing

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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Two New nextSource Programs Helping Overcome Talent Scarcity

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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On the Increased Risk of Supplier/Partner Insolvency During COVID

Last summer, this blog published an article titled, “When Provider/Partners Fail” which offered a cautionary tale about the dangers facing a contingent workforce management program when a key staffing supplier or other key vendor suddenly becomes insolvent and shutters unannounced. That article highlighted the collapse of a New York payroll firm which left its customers…

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The Supplier Management Benefits of Diversity in Contract Labor

nextSource is proud to have recently earned Women’s Enterprise Business National Council (WEBNC) certification as a woman-owned company. There are proven benefits to engaging supplier management organizations to help source and manage contract labor. Let’s examine some of the most significant ways diversity in supplier management for contract labor delivers positive outcomes for organizations. Most…

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What is an MSP?

An MSP or Managed Service Provider is a service that enables customer organizations to outsource the responsibility for maintaining a range of business processes and operational functions in order to deliver the benefit of technology solutions and services instead of managing said processes internally. MSPs typically manage services procurement, staffing supplier relationships, and other talent…

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Why Supplier Diversity Strategy is Critical to Workforce Planning

  As the nation prepares to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it seems fitting to examine one of the most powerful legacies his life helped to realize. King’s message of equality continues to help promote the unparalleled power of embracing diversity across all facets of society, including the business…

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Steps to Becoming a Preferred nextSource Supplier Partner

Last week, nextSource hosted its first Keystone Partner Summit which included the conferral of 2018’s Keystone Partner awards. The commonality between all four categories—the Keystone Partner Award, the Premier Partner Award, Emerging Partner Award, and the Fidelity Award—is excellence in partnership. After the event, we announced the winners in a press release, prompting other staffing…

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Four Ways to Become an “A+” Customer to Your Suppliers

With unemployment rates at the lowest mark this century, everyone is eager for strategies from HR to attract and acquire talent. Yet for contingent workforce programs, this means strategies involving the staffing suppliers that comprise the talent supply chain. Success will depend on ensuring your suppliers can attract the talent your organization needs. In pursuit…

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