What It Means to Work with a Reliable Workforce Management Provider

When it comes to choosing a workforce management provider, there are enough platitudes to go around.  Providers will talk to you about their extensive industry experience, their superior customer service, their work ethic and more.  Of course, all these things are important and a buyer must do their due diligence in verifying these claims by…

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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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Is Customer Service Important to your Workforce Providers?

As the workforce management industry continues to grow, so too does the marketplace for products and services focused on helping organizations manage the workforce.  With this expanding universe of providers to choose from, service levels, and specifically customer service, take on an outsized role in deciding which provider to use.  Here are some guidelines to…

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Have you lost control of your contingent workforce management program?

A few years ago, you made the strategic decision to outsource your contingent workforce management program.  You did everything right – you sought recommendations to identify potential Managed Services Providers (MSP), you issued a request for proposal (RFP), used a committee to evaluate responses, met with each shortlisted firm to ensure a cultural fit, and…

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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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Has COVID Changed the Definition of “Agile Workforce”?

In part one of this series, we explored the ways in which the events of 2020 have led to a high degree of business insecurity and reimagining how work is done.  Part one discussed how the pandemic forced a broad reinvention of work resulting in a tech-enabled, “unleashed workforce”, the acceleration of remote connectivity, emerging…

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Will 2021 Be a Year of Thriving or Surviving for Your Workforce?

Everyone agrees, in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, there is much cause for a general feeling of insecurity for employers seeking to ramp up operations and fully reopen. This post is the first segment of a 3-part series exploring the current level of business insecurity and the impact if has on workforce plans. The…

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What is Contractor Compliance?

The use of contract labor by businesses and organizations of all sizes continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Entire app-driven industries have been helping to drive the popularity of contract labor, as has the decentralization of the traditional workplace fueled by COVID and the downsizing of brick and mortar offices. However, as more and…

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What are the Current IRS Rules for Independent Contractors?

Its good to periodically check in with the IRS with regard to the rules governing Independent Contractors or ICs. Due to rapidly evolving roles regarded as ICs – many of which emanate from tech advancements like the rise of application-based roles like Uber and others – it is a wise practice to stay abreast of…

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