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The Top Four Considerations for Successful VMS Implementations

Mar 22, 2019 11:49:02 AM

In 2016, recognizing the rapid technological advancements in the industry, nextSource made the strategic decision to retire our proprietary VMS and move to a VMS agnostic delivery model. This decision allowed us to harness the power of the many great VMS tools available on the market today for the enrichment of our client programs. It also gave us the opportunity to be involved in the selection, configuration, and deployment of many of the industry’s leading VMS solutions. Since 2016, we have successfully completed dozens of VMS transitions for our clients. As a result of all this activity, we’ve become very knowledgeable about what makes for successful implementations and the healthy ROI that follows. This post shares the top four considerations for implementing a VMS to ensure success of such an initiative.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Best Practices, Workforce Management

Shifting Cultural Values Influencing Arbitration Rules in US Companies

Mar 12, 2019 12:48:39 PM

 

 

With increasing frequency over the last decade, large employers have been inserting clauses into their employment contracts requiring new hires to waive their right to file suit against the employer for any reason. Instead, these agreements required as a condition of employment, that any claims arising within the workplace be instead adjudicated through arbitration instead of the courts. Arguably, this trend protects employers at the expense of labor rights. But this may be changing due to recent shifts in societal perspectives. Here’s the latest on this important labor rights issue.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Workforce Management, Mid-market, Independent contractors

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