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Revisiting Best Practices for Engaging Summer Interns

Apr 23, 2018 12:21:19 PM

Summer’s coming. Whether or not your local weather forecast still calls for cold, rain and snow, tank tops, flip flops and lazy days at the pool will be here before you know it. So too will be annual efforts to source and manage intern resources for the summer season. What follows in this post is a kind of “best of” culled from previous years’ posts on the do’s and don’ts of engaging summer interns as part of your workforce mix.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Procurement Services, Best Practices, Risk Management

How to Avoid the Growing Threat of Billing Scams with Consolidated Billing

Apr 18, 2018 4:07:51 PM

One of the “hot topics” at a recent conference attended by nextSource focused on the rise of some clever scams perpetrated against higher education organizations within their procurement departments. One such organization admitted to being victimized by these proliferating scams to the tune of millions of dollars! Read on to learn about this pernicious con being committed by scammers and how to avoid falling victim to it in any industry.

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Topics: Blog, Supplier Management, Risk Management, MSP/VMS, Procurement Services

BOO! The Specter of Costly Misclassification Audits Rises this Halloween

Oct 30, 2017 3:04:33 PM

Neither ghouls, goblins or ghosts strike as much fear into the hearts of workforce management practitioners as does the specter of a costly worker misclassification audit by the IRS, DOL or state. We have all read the gruesome tales of multi-million-dollar judgments against FedEx, Microsoft, Uber and other top-tier businesses. But this is a problem that can haunt mid-market organizations just as frighteningly as the big guys. State after state has recently announced the deployment of new efforts to rein in rampant IC misclassification abuses and improved linkages/information sharing with the feds. Here are some of the latest.

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Topics: Workforce Management, Blog, Compliance Services, Independent contractors, Risk Management

Cost Savings, Risk Avoidance: Twin Foundations of Any Successful MSP

Jun 14, 2017 4:57:56 PM

In the most basic sense, companies engage a managed services provider (MSP) to oversee their contingent workforce because they realize they can capture significant cost savings by outsourcing to someone with specialized expertise. It’s true, engaging an MSP can relieve an HR department from the labor-intensive processes associated with fielding a contingent workforce, but there’s much more to a successful MSP than efficient sourcing. Let’s look at some of the cost savings benefits commonly associated with a successful MSP as well as some of the risk avoidance benefits not as frequently examined.

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Topics: Risk Management, Cost savings, Cost avoidance, Blog