The increasing embrace of Direct Sourcing strategies in the execution of a well-rounded contingent workforce management plan has revealed the need for robust 1099 certification processes. Best practices for 1099 Certification are critical to observe and are an important feature baked into the nextSource Direct Sourcing solution, designed to support talent pools and FMS platforms.…

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One of the questions most frequently posed to providers of workforce management services and solutions focuses on a simple notion: Why should the organization select one provider as opposed to any other? Beyond the nuts and bolts reasons to select a given workforce management solutions provider – cost, service offerings, technologies, reputation, etc. – there…

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Building a positive customer experience is essential to the success of a workforce management solution and service provider. As veterans of contingent workforce management can confirm, not all solution provider partners are created equal and not all of them can or will live up to the promises they make when trying to earn your organization’s…

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A VMS or Vendor Management System is a web-based software application designed to support the procurement and management of staffing services – including temp staff, outside contract or contingent labor – for mid-sized to large businesses and other organizations. VMS solutions enable the effective management of contingent workforce hiring processes from one, easy-to-use platform. A…

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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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In part I, we examined how to determine whether your company/organization is a good candidate for a VMS solution. This installment will take a similar look at whether your company is a good match for a Managed Service Provider for contingent workforce management. Here are a number of crucial questions to ask about your existing…

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Back in March, we published a post on the Top Four Considerations for Successful VMS Implementations. In the wake of that article, we were peppered with questions from prospective customers regarding how they can be certain that a VMS-only solution (a solution that does not incorporate an MSP) is the right prescription for their organization to…

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As has been our tradition here at the nextSource blog, we’re once again looking back over the last four quarters of content we’ve produced on a wide range of topics relevant to workforce planning and management. It is always interesting to make this review as it provides a tidy summation of the state of our…

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