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The Fall of Traditional Retail and the Role of Workforce Management Solutions

Mar 5, 2019 2:35:56 PM

 

Once a stalwart of the American labor force, retail as an industry has been experiencing an ongoing collapse. Similar to the precipitous demise of American manufacturing in the 1990s as entire career segments were washed away by a tide of offshoring to low-cost countries, retailers today are on the run. However, unlike the loss of manufacturing jobs which left a vacuum in employment, there is a silver lining for the American worker when it comes to retail. Here’s the story.

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Topics: Blog, Workforce Management, Retail, Gig Economy

The Changing Face of Contingent Workforce Management in Retail

Feb 27, 2019 10:42:02 AM

Retail as an industry is navigating through a time of significant operational change and upheaval. The very nature of how consumers interact with retailers has been radically changed by advancements like ecommerce and the “Amazon-ization” of expectations regarding shipping and delivery. As a result, there has been a widespread shift in business requirements and priorities with respect to staffing practices for retailers. Here are some of the emerging dynamics impacting retail workforce design and management.

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Topics: Blog, Compliance Services, Workforce Management, Retail, Gig Economy

Higher Education: Learning to Love Workforce Management Solutions – PT 2

Feb 20, 2019 2:09:45 PM

 

In Part 1 of this two-part blog, we discussed the challenges facing higher education organizations and how solutions like employer of record (EOR) services can contain costs and increase operational efficiency when integrated into a comprehensive, workforce management program.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Procurement Services, seasonal staffing, Independent contractors, Strategic sourcing.

Higher Education: Learning to Love Workforce Management Solutions – PT 1

Feb 13, 2019 11:04:00 AM

 

A broad and growing array of services and tech solutions for managing contingent is being embraced and adopted by industries of every kind. Historically, in the higher education vertical, the need for such solutions hasn’t been pressing until recently. Growing interest is due to developments which make non-employee workforce elements more necessary and attractive to colleges and universities. This two-part blog will explore the emerging challenges behind the increased interest in workforce management solutions among higher education institutions, how to sort through the array of solution options, and the type of results driven by their successful implementation.

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Topics: Blog, Procurement Services, EOR Services, Workforce Management, seasonal staffing, Independent contractors, Strategic sourcing.

Takeaways from Recent VMSA Conference Highlight Attaining MSP Excellence

Feb 6, 2019 4:03:13 PM

 

The pros at nextSource take seriously the commitment to staying ahead of trends, innovations and advancements in the field of workforce management. For this reason, we routinely send key personnel to attend the top industry conferences and continuing education events relevant to all areas of contingent workforce and overall human capital management. Most recently, nextSource sent a delegation to the VMSA Live event in Miami. Here’s a synopsis of the key takeaways from this always-informative event.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS

Co-Employment: The Good, the Bad and the Reality

Jan 25, 2019 1:43:52 PM

 

There is a widely held misconception among workforce managers that co-employment is a risk to be avoided. In fact, many consider co-employment with the same ill regard as worker misclassification. In truth, whereas improper worker classification is something to be avoided under any circumstance (under strict, costly penalty), there are instances when co-employment is a net positive. Let’s clarify the definition of what constitutes co-employment and review how and when it is something to be embraced as opposed to avoided.

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Topics: Blog, Risk Management, Human Resources, Best Practices

Why Supplier Diversity Strategy is Critical to Workforce Planning

Jan 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

As the nation prepares to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it seems fitting to examine one of the most powerful legacies his life helped to realize. King’s message of equality continues to help promote the unparalleled power of embracing diversity across all facets of society, including the business community. The strategic power of diversity in the workforce cannot be understated. Let’s examine the undeniable benefits of pursuing supplier diversity in the design of workforce plans.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Best Practices, Supplier Management

Why You Should Know More About “Ban the Box” Policies and Regulations

Jan 18, 2019 1:17:52 PM

 

 

Today’s post lies at the intersection of two of this blog’s most important missions: providing insight into best practices for sourcing talent in challenging market environments and keeping readers up-to-date with respect to ever-evolving legislative and regulatory changes that impact workforce management practices. With these two critical goals in mind, we bring to your attention, the latest on the so-called, “Ban the Box” movement and what it may mean for your operations in 2019.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Workforce Management