The Best of the nextSource Blog from 2021

For years, the nextSource blog has been delivering powerful, actionable information about all things workforce management-related to help you develop and manage a more successful contingent workforce program. This year was no different. While we offered plenty of articles dealing with important topics like upskilling, diversity, ROI, program design best practices and workforce trends by…

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Driving Contingent Workforce Management Success in Difficult Times

Contingent workforce management practices have never been challenged like they have been during the pandemic. Wild swings in employment fueled first by the COVID shutdown and now by the rapid reopening of the economy have whipsawed the Department of Labor’s ability to accurately report on employment figures. Early pandemic job losses were significantly underreported at…

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What is the Role of Automation in Managed Services?

What would happen if an organization decided to use BOTH a VMS and an MSP? It’s not a crazy question. In fact, quite a lot of good can come from marrying these two seemingly different approaches to the same goal of improving workforce management. Let’s think through what’s to be gained by embracing the “why…

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Is My Organization Ready to Move Workforce Management into the Cloud?

Deciding whether, how and when to invest in workforce management automation technology is a challenging process. How does one know if they’re ready to embrace cloud-based management software systems like VMS, talent acquisition tools, onboarding systems, etc.? Let’s explore the answers to this pressing question. Most workforce management professionals are aware that VMS tools, payroll…

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nextSource Offering Defines Best Practices for 1099 Certification

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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How nextSource Differentiates from Other Options in the Market

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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What is a VMS?

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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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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