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Without Procurement/HR Collaboration, Higher Ed Misses Cost Savings and Faster Fulfillment

May 17, 2018 4:13:43 PM

My team and I derived many valuable insights from attending a recent event focusing on procurement trends in higher education. We learned a great deal about the dynamics surrounding contingent workforce management challenges facing the higher education industry. This blog focuses on the struggles with procurement of contingent labor and some potential solutions we developed after careful consideration of the dynamics in play.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Best Practices, Procurement, Higher Education

How to Avoid an Expensive FLSA Lawsuit – The Top 10 Biggest Busts of 2017

Feb 22, 2018 9:33:06 AM

There are lots of ways for an organization to run afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The news in HR circles has, for years, contained regular news stories about FLSA lawsuits and the frequently massive payouts/settlements the offending organizations were made to pay to make their wronged employees whole. What follows are the Top 10 most expensive FLSA lawsuits of 2017. Reading this list, of household name brands drives home just how pervasive the challenges are for companies of all sizes when it comes to driving compliance. Particularly with regard to overtime pay. First, go ahead and read the list.

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

Keep the Human Touch in Onboarding and Boost Retention

Feb 15, 2018 12:14:31 PM

Keeping turnover low and ensuring proper retention levels is critically important to any organizationespecially in a low unemployment environment. The costs associated with sourcing, onboarding and training new workers is a sunken one. If your new hires split early on, all that money is lost, never to be recovered. This is why it is so important to understand what prompts a new hire to leave soon after beginning a new job and how you as a workforce manager can boost retention among new hires.

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

On the Wings of Eagles – Philly’s Ascendancy in the NFL Mirrors Workforce Trends

Feb 5, 2018 5:25:37 PM

Major congratulations are in order for the Philadelphia Eagles, the champions of Super Bowl LII. After decades of hard work and some heartbreaking defeats in earlier championships, the Eagles finally take home the Lombardi Trophy, winning their first championship since 1960. This year marks the resurgence of Philly’s pro football franchise and mirrors another area wherein the City of Brotherly Love is reaching the heights—the realm of workforce talent. In honor of the Eagles’ win, here are some interesting facts and figures reflecting the dominance Philadelphia has exhibited in the national race for talent and business excellence.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Workforce Management

To Manage or Not to Manage, That is the Question: How to Decide Whether to Internally Manage Your MSP Program

Jan 30, 2018 2:50:22 PM

If you feel challenged by the need to select a managed services provider (MSP) along with your vendor management system (VMS), you’re not alone. The whole lengthy exercise of vetting various vendors to assess their capabilities, watching their presentations and demos and checking out the references they provided could all prove worthwhile when you need to have an external MSP. 

Here’s a thought: Have you verified whether you can internally manage your MSP program? 

Of course an internally managed program brings with it a different set of challenges. But in either case, driving adoption should be an important consideration. Though few share the details of the travails of what they faced when making such a decision, we’ve put together a consolidated set of points that should help you narrow down your decision.

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

Millennials’ Distaste for Autos Key Factor in Talent Shortage for Industry

Jan 22, 2018 3:17:26 PM

Things we know: There is a growing talent shortage across all US industries affecting (among most others) the automobile manufacturing industry. Millennial workers—the largest demographic within the entire workforce—gravitate towards jobs where innovation and technology are critical success factors. These Millennials are buying automobiles at rates far lower than previous generations of consumers. What you may not know, is how the interplay between these three factors sets up a vicious cycle depressing talent acquisition for the auto industry in this key workforce demographic. Here’s how this dynamic plays out and what you can do about it if you’re in charge of workforce management for an automaker.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Workforce Management

Another Look at the Benefits of Workforce Diversity

Jan 17, 2018 4:58:51 PM

In 2014, we wrote a series of articles expounding on the benefits of diversity in the workforce. While it may have seemed that we’d made great strides toward achieving a “post-racial” society that lives up to our cultural rhetoric about being a melting pot and a true meritocracy, many would argue there is still much to be done toward the goal of social equity in the workforce and in broader society at large. So, considering this week’s celebration Dr. Martin Luther King Day, we’re examining the benefits of diversity in the workforce as a means to promote its pursuit beyond the tax benefits associated with diversity staffing.

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

The Value of Face-to-Face Meetings with Your Staffing Suppliers

Jun 28, 2017 2:43:59 PM

The human capital business is all about people. So why would you de-humanize the process of supplier management when your success is based on the positive relationships you foster with all stakeholders, from talent to staffing suppliers and everyone in between? The best, most successful managed services programs (MSPs) enjoy true partnerships between the program team and the staffing suppliers supporting the program’s needs. 

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