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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Benjamin Franklin is purported to be the one who first said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” The provenance of this axiom notwithstanding, it is an absolute truism that in the absence of planning for uncertainty, workforce management programs are far more likely to fail at delivering on their purpose –…

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The long-tail effects of the pandemic of 2020/2021 will continue to affect the face of the labor market. By extension, workforce planning and management will need to modulate their activities, even after things return to something resembling “normal”. One such notable change that is likely to impact workforce planning activity is the increased use of…

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A return to something approaching normal seems to be on the horizon and the American workforce is expressing increasing levels of confidence as vaccination efforts gain traction. This week, the Forbes Advisor-Ipsos Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker turned in a week-over-week increase of 3.7%, rising to a confidence level of 65.5 out of a possible 1000.…

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Most workforce management professionals are well-aware of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which governs such well known regulations as minimum wage requirements, overtime compensation, and child labor practices. Many however, may be surprised to learn the FLSA has been the law of the land since it was signed into law by President Franklin Delano…

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No one could argue that the nature of work and the workforce continues to undergo a rapid evolution. Driven by advances in technology and computing power, modulated by the shifting demands of working in the pandemic age, changes effecting workforce planning and management continue to come fast and furious. This is clearly visible in the…

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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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We all know that hiring, onboarding and training of the workforce is both time consuming and costly. That’s why it is so painful for many organizations during the pandemic. Sharp drops in demand across numerous industries have forced many to shed headcount. As recovery may occur in unpredictable ways, hiring authorities face an excessive burden…

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What happens when your commitment to building a diverse workforce is compromised by your need to rapidly source highly sought-after IT talent? By retaining the services of a woman-or minority-owned Managed Services Provider, 100% of all spend flowing through the program would qualify as diversity spend. However, if you are committed to building a truly…

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The COVID pandemic has accelerated a higher education trend expanding academic offerings to include online instruction, giving students the ability to pursue their degrees through a combination of traditional classroom experiences, eLearning programs, virtual seminars, and social learning programs. To develop and update hundreds of online courses that are offered each semester, universities are dependent…

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