What’s Driving Post-COVID Hiring – Minimum Age or Minimum Wage?

Without a doubt, the pandemic has turned a lot of the established workforce planning orthodoxy on its head. “Things will never be the same” say pundits as we return to a new normal. Many changes wrought by the rapid onset of the pandemic are likely to remain. Work from home options will likely remain at…

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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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Top 5 Best Practices for Onboarding Contingent Workforce Resources

The pandemic is wreaking havoc on organizations. Some are seeing operations grind to a halt while others are experiencing unprecedented and overwhelming demand. In either case the need for time and money saving processes for onboarding of contingent labor is essential. For some there’s a pressing need to ramp up quickly now. For others, the…

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Open Letter to Congress – What About Temporary Workers?

Dear United States Congress, We at nextSource would like to join the American labor force in offering congratulations and thanks for the recent passage of several stimulus packages aimed at providing support to the countless number of displaced workers whose livelihoods have been interrupted by the closure of the economy. We know this is difficult…

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SOW and Project Services Management Never More Important During Pandemic

The “new normal” for workforce management in the midst of a pandemic includes a heavy utilization of remote workers wherever this is possible. In order to retain productivity levels, many organizations may be considering engagement of remote worker types for the very first time. For finite but important non-core projects SOW project workers are a…

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