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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

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

Reinventing the Workforce to Achieve a Social Enterprise

Jan 6, 2020 12:43:43 PM

“In 2019, an intensifying combination of economic, social, and political issues is forcing HR and business leaders to learn to lead the social enterprise—and reinvent their organizations around a human focus.” So begins the introduction to Deloitte’s “2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report”. Forbes magazine says, “businesses today are entering a whole new paradigm for management: one which considers a business less as a “company” and more as an “institution,” integrated into the social fabric of society.” How can workforce management support the idea of “the Social Enterprise” to achieve increased success in today’s changing workforce environment?

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Topics: Blog, Best Practices, Workforce Management, Gig Economy

Projection 2020 – The Year of the “Employee Experience”

Dec 31, 2019 11:14:05 AM

As the decade draws to a close, workforce management professionals are bracing for what promises to be another “roaring twenties” as the global workforce continues to undergo rapid change and evolution. nextSource experts have been reviewing dozens of sources of data and opinion on what the New Year and the new decade have in store. There seems to be one, prevalent theme wending its way through contemporary thought regarding the seismic changes in labor markets: Employee Experience. Here is the evidence supporting the idea that 2020 is going to be the year of employee experience.

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Topics: Blog, Best Practices, Workforce Management, Technology, Gig Economy

nextSource Blog Retrospective for October and November

Dec 6, 2019 10:12:44 AM

The nextSource Blog is your one-stop shop for incisive industry perspectives, best practices, innovative ideas and overall thought leadership on all things relevant to workforce management.  Today’s post will look back over the last few months of posts to provide a brief synopsis of all the hard-hitting and valuable content this blog has been producing consistently for years. 

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Topics: Blog, Statement of Work, MSP/VMS, Procurement Services, Workforce Management, Technology, Retail, Gig Economy, Retrospective