When Insurance is a Barrier to Business

For many independent contractors, the following frustrating scenario is all too familiar: you’ve checked off all of the requirements of a contract for a fantastic gig and waiting for the final approval, only to be told you’ll need different levels of liability insurance to solidify the deal. For hiring managers, a similar scenario often unfolds:…

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How to Avoid the Growing Threat of Billing Scams with Consolidated Billing

One of the “hot topics” at a recent conference attended by nextSource focused on the rise of some clever scams perpetrated against higher education organizations within their procurement departments. One such organization admitted to being victimized by these proliferating scams to the tune of millions of dollars! Read on to learn about this pernicious con…

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The Six Critical Components of a Strategic Sourcing Initiative

Recently, nextSource produced webinar together with Azul Partners and Jason Busch of Spend Matters titled, “The Strategic Sourcing of Talent in 2020: Balancing Cost, Compliance and Agility.” It was chock full of high impact ideas and actionable strategies. One of the most interesting segments of the webinar (which you can review here) examined the six…

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What It Means to Be a Keystone Partner

Last week, nextSource announced the winners of this year’s Keystone Partner Awards. This program recognizes those suppliers demonstrating the highest levels of customer engagement and the capacity to deliver the best quality talent. Named for the central building block situated at the summit of an arch which locks the whole arch structure together, the Keystone…

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Why Vendor Neutrality Ensures Supplier Success

The role of suppliers in the services supply chain ecosystem has evolved significantly since the advent of the MSP (Managed Service Provider). World-class MSPs recognize the critical importance of strong and mutually profitable supplier partnerships when it comes to delivering value and efficiency to their customers. What follows are some best practices to help any…

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The Value of Face-to-Face Meetings with Your Staffing Suppliers

The human capital business is all about people. So why would you de-humanize the process of supplier management when your success is based on the positive relationships you foster with all stakeholders, from talent to staffing suppliers and everyone in between? The best, most successful Managed Service Providers (MSPs) enjoy true partnerships between the program…

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