2020 has been a tough year in many ways, especially for the American worker in industries impacted by the Coronavirus. For some, the pandemic has severely depressed the opportunities to work while for others, it has unleashed unprecedented volumes of work, overwhelming their abilities to deliver. This Thanksgiving, nextSource would like to recognize the strength…

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It’s not news to anyone at this point that the Coronavirus wrought and overnight transformation in the volume of technology adoption across the board. Just ask your grandmother who is, all of a sudden, a Zoom Meetings superuser! While human capital industry professionals have been adopters of technologies for some time longer than dear old…

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The winds of change are blowing with respect to the H1-B visa program that has been integral in easing the perennial shortage of skilled IT workers in American businesses. The pandemic has greatly increased reliance on information technologies and has further exacerbated the deficit of available IT talent – the very type of talent the…

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The election of 2020 is over and while the obvious headline stories are monopolizing the headlines, there were also scores of state level ballot initiatives passed – many affecting labor laws and regulations in the states of their origin. This blog recently reported on the passage of California’s AB22, the initiative impacting Uber and other…

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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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In observance of Veteran’s Day 2020, nextSource would like to take this opportunity to not only thank every single man and women (and the families supporting them) who have served with honor and dignity to protect our most cherished freedoms and ideals. Those who answer the higher calling to serve their country are an especially…

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In what could be the final chapter in the “Uber Saga” (a title this blog has dubbed the ongoing legal wrangling between labor rights activists and the corporations behind Uber, Lyft and other gig-economy tech platforms), California’s Proposition 22 was passed on Election Day 2020. For those who may not have been following our coverage…

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nextSource has produced a number of recent blog posts discussing the benefits of direct sourcing as a contingent workforce management strategy. Said benefits include fostering rapid access to the right talent for special initiatives and the flexibility to release these resources once the need has been addressed. Other benefits involve the ability to stay engaged…

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Why is talent diversity important to your workforce composition and is it the same as supplier diversity? This post will focus on the significant benefits of fielding diversity talent and help clear up confusion about the difference between diversity talent and the frequently mistaken benefits of supplier diversity. First, let us quickly define the tenets…

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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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