nextSource Blog Retrospective for October and November

The nextSource Blog is your one-stop shop for incisive industry perspectives, best practices, innovative ideas and overall thought leadership on all things relevant to workforce management.  Today’s post will look back over the last few months of posts to provide a brief synopsis of all the hard-hitting and valuable content this blog has been producing…

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Which KPIs Should You Track for Your Contingent Workforce Program?

You can’t manage what you can’t measure says the old business axiom. This is why performance minded managers employ key performance indicators or KPIs to help quantify critical aspects of performance in all areas of their business. For contingent workforce programs, there are common KPIs most frequently correlated with workforce management success. Knowing which ones…

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Brave New World, Broad New Lexicon

The “gig economy” is a topic we have been covering extensively here at the nextSource blog. The mushrooming growth of this new labor type represents a brave new world, both for individuals in the labor force as well as those professionals tasked with contingent workforce management. As with any new emerging business practice, it takes…

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VMS? MSP? Which Solution is Best for Me? Part Three of a Three Part Series | Which Solution Should Be Deployed First?

This is something of a “chicken or the egg” scenario – deciding whether an organization should embark first on a project to implement a vendor management system (VMS) tech platform or engage a Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner. In this third and final installment of the series, after having explored the benefits and challenges of…

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Online Education Driving Higher Ed Contingent Workforce

Often, the flexibility and freedom enabled by a well-designed contingent workforce compels innovation and change within an industry. Yet sometimes, as in the case of the higher education industry, pioneering changes drive the need for more smartly designed workforce management plans. Let’s examine the very interesting dynamics unfolding within higher education and how they’re driving…

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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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