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The Future of Work is Socially Distant in the Age of COVID-19 (and Beyond?)

Mar 27, 2020 1:29:06 PM

For most of human history, work has been an inherently shared activity with most types of jobs being performed in settings where groups of co-workers interact. However, there is a rather significant subset of job roles that lend themselves well to being performed by remote and the rising percentage of remote workers in recent years attests to this fact. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers who may not have been permitted to work via remote before, are left no other choice but to telecommute full time. It is a logical conclusion that after the crisis has abated, the future of work may favor a longer-term movement in all industries to permit, or even promote remote working as an option. How might this effect workforce management practices?

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Workforce Management, temporary staffing, Gig Economy, Independent contractors, VMS

Staffing Industry Braces for Surge in Demand for Contract Workers as Online Higher Education Enrollment Poised to Explode

Mar 26, 2020 4:28:43 PM

For the last several years, nextSource has reported periodically on the increased use of contract workers in the Higher Education industry. We’ve also written at length about the rise of online education and how the staffing industry was forced to grapple with yet another industry competing for contract workers with the technical skill sets required to build out and maintain online learning systems. With the current COVID-19 crisis forcing nearly all activities into the cyber space, will Higher Education organizations see a spike in new online learning enrollments? Let’s examine the trends for some evidence to support this possibility.

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Topics: Blog, Statement of Work, MSP/VMS, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Higher Education

The Supplier Management Benefits of Diversity in Contract Labor

Mar 19, 2020 2:21:27 PM

nextSource is proud to have recently earned Women’s Enterprise Business National Council (WEBNC) certification as a woman-owned company. There are proven benefits to engaging supplier management organizations to help source and manage contract labor. Let’s examine some of the most significant ways diversity in supplier management for contract labor delivers positive outcomes for organizations.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Cost savings, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Supplier Management

An Open Letter to Our Valued Clients, Associates and Business Partners Regarding COVID-19

Mar 15, 2020 5:45:36 PM

The World Health Organization has now declared that COVID-19 is a global pandemic.  We know that concern is growing regarding its impact on our families and friends, our places of business, and our overall economy.  Precautionary measures have caused all of us to make adjustments in nearly every aspect of our lives.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Human Resources, Workforce Management

20 Trends that Will Shape the Next Decade: Part Four – Technology Trends

Mar 12, 2020 1:35:37 PM

Part Four of a four-part series on the future of work and the developments impacting contingent workforce management focuses on “the ubiquity of technology”. This series continues to identify select perspectives contained in the comprehensive “2020 Report – 20 Trends that Will Shape the Next Decade” and other corroborating sources.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Technology, Gig Economy, Mid-market

20 Trends that Will Shape the Next Decade: Part Three – Economic Trends

Mar 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Part Three of a four-part series on the future of work and the developments impacting contingent workforce management focuses on economic trends. This series continues to identify select perspectives contained in the comprehensive “2020 Report – 20 Trends that Will Shape the Next Decade” and other corroborating sources.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Gig Economy, Mid-market

20 Trends that Will Shape the Next Decade: Part Two - Social Trends

Mar 5, 2020 2:40:40 PM

Part Two of a four-part series on the future of work and the developments impacting contingent workforce management focuses on social trends. This series continues to identify select perspectives contained in the comprehensive “2020 Report – 20 Trends that Will Shape the Next Decade” and other corroborating sources.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Gig Economy, Mid-market

20 Trends that Will Shape the Next Decade: Part One – Demographic Trends

Mar 5, 2020 1:26:31 PM

Part One of a four-part series on the future of work and the trends impacting contingent workforce management focuses on demographics. This series will select perspectives contained in the comprehensive “2020 Report – 20 Trends that Will Shape the Next Decade” and other corroborating sources.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Gig Economy, Mid-market