Why Use a Staffing Agency for Your Business?

There are many reasons why a business like yours might elect to use a staffing agency in support of its contingent workforce management practice. Here are some of the most commonly referenced reasons why to use a staffing agency, offered by satisfied business owners. Everyone wants to save on costs. At the end of the…

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Is Temp Staffing the Same as Contract Staffing?

There is a lot of overlap between what is referred to as temporary staffing and contract staffing. However, there are certain important differences which distinguish one from the other. This piece will shed some light on the definitions of temp staffing and contract staffing and will explain the difference between both contingent worker types and…

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NYC’s New Regulations on App-Based Businesses Illustrates the Shifting Rules Surrounding New and Evolving Worker Types

Here at the nextSource blog, we’ve been covering the regulatory issues surrounding gig economy companies like Uber and similar app-based business models.  Past coverage focused mostly on the ongoing legal debate over whether drivers, delivery persons and other app-based workforce elements were best classified as 1099 contractors (what the platform providers claim to be the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Five Higher Education Workforce Trends to Watch in 2021

Higher education as an industry has been radically transformed in a number of ways as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Shifting economic conditions, funding reductions, dramatic drop-offs in enrollment and the rise of disruptive technologies – all occurring at the same time – have changed many of the orthodoxies formerly applied to higher education…

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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…

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Top Five Benefits of Direct Sourcing for Contingent Workforce

Sometimes referred to as “self-sourcing” in the staffing industry, direct sourcing is the process by which a company develops and leverages its own candidate pool to engage as contract workers instead of relying solely on staffing providers. The company typically then turns to Employer of Record, Agent of Record, or Managed Service Provider firms to…

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What’s the Difference Between Staff Augmentation and Staff Supplementation?

In Part One of this ongoing series, we examined the important distinctions between contractors and independent contractors in the contingent workforce management industry. Part Two examined the difference between a Payroller and an Employer of Record (EOR)? The third and final installment of this series examines the distinction between Staff Augmentation vs. Staff Supplementation. Aren’t they…

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What is Total Talent Management?

Total Talent Management is a new methodology for talent acquisition and administration requiring consideration of all manner of talent/worker classification when hiring full-time employees, contingent workers and other assorted contractors. The talent shortages driven by globalization prompted the need to source and manage talent in different ways. Fueled by the growing relevance of the contingent…

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