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A Lifeline Now Available to Unemployed Contractors During COVID-19

Jul 7, 2020 3:39:03 PM

It has been noted, especially by those who are independent contractors, gig economy workers and freelancers, that the government assistance money provided by the Federal government to offset the economic/labor disruption caused by COVID-19, was not readily accessible to those who didn’t hold a W2 job. With the increased numbers of those workers who fall into those three categories, a wide swath of the American labor force was denied this lifeline. It would seem however, that this injustice is about to be rectified. Here’s the latest.

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

Embrace of Work-from-Home Arrangements Poised to Remake Workforce Management Practices

Jul 2, 2020 1:00:52 PM

A pair of recent articles about the unplanned migration of the workforce to work-from-home arrangements paint a provocative picture of what the future is likely to hold for workforce planning and labor markets in general. What are trends suggesting with regard to work-from-home arrangements and how will these trends modulate over time as circumstances evolve?

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Human Resources, Best Practices, Workforce Management, Gig Economy, Independent contractors

Pandemic Spurs Interest in Background Screening Automation and Other Workforce Management Technology

May 14, 2020 2:51:38 PM

Background screening as part of the onboarding process is often time consuming and monotonous task. In the age of COVID-19, there is the added layer of concern surrounding the spiking demand for talent facing certain industries and the need to have contingent workforce management professionals in the office to process the swelling number of background checks required to meet the demand. Thanks to process automation, organizations dealing with increased hiring challenges can leverage technology to get the job done in a completely remote fashion.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Technology, Gig Economy, Independent contractors

Gratitude and Love for Essential Workers in Pandemic Times from nextSource

May 8, 2020 2:38:14 PM

nextSource is an organization dedicated to facilitating effective, efficient, harmonious and mutually beneficial interactions between employers and all facets of the workforce. Our services and solutions are focused on finding ways for hiring authorities to access and manage talent and for workers of all classifications to enjoy an affirmative experience when seeking employment, contingent or otherwise. We’d like to use this editorial space today to recognize that labor is indeed the lifeblood of global economic engine and in particular, to praise some of those essential workers currently struggling heroically in this pandemic.

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

How COVID-19 is Impacting Competitive Pay and Preparing Your Strategy

May 1, 2020 6:16:33 PM

There are countless as-yet unknown ways the COVID-19 pandemic will radically change the ways we all work and live. One looming question on the minds of a nervous workforce is whether wages and competitive pay will be impacted by the disruption of economic activity. Here is a run down of contemporary thought on the matter and some good advice on how to proceed if your organization determines changes to compensation are necessary.

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

Get Ahead of the Trend Toward Sexual Harassment Training Laws

May 1, 2020 6:03:15 PM

Staffing industry organizations like compliance services, workforce management firms, employers of record services and employers themselves are acutely aware of the importance of staying current on important trends surrounding labor laws and regulations. That is why, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, astute employers are taking note of the emerging trend of states enacting sexual harassment training laws/statutes. Here’s the latest on the implementation of these new regulations and what they often seem to involve.

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

Will COVID-19 End the Uber, FedEx (and Other Gig) Worker Classification Saga?

Apr 24, 2020 3:24:34 PM

Undoubtedly, the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic will transform the nature of workforce management for decades to come and in ways we can only begin to anticipate. One such shift seems likely in the near term though, as the ongoing debate surrounding gig workers at companies like Uber and FedEx appears ripe to be settled by a clarification in public priorities in the age of COVID-19.

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

A Digest of Resources for Contingent Workforce Management in the Age of CornonaVirus

Apr 17, 2020 3:57:15 PM

One of the most challenging aspects of contingent workforce management has always been ensuring compliance with all manner of regulatory requirements governing contractors deployed across a diverse network of geographies. Whether across multiple states domestically or an array of nations globally, it is imperative that contingent workforce management maintain clear awareness of laws and regulations in each area where they may have contingent workers engaged. Adding to this day-to-day challenge is a patchwork of emergency rules, edicts and mandates put hastily into place to address the impact of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. To help harried contingent workforce management professionals stay abreast of these evolving changes, we’re publishing the following list of resources.

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

Staffing Technology in Focus as COVID-19 Ensures Remote Work is the New Normal

Apr 17, 2020 3:46:33 PM

Essential jobs like healthcare work, food production/distribution and other supply chain management positions mostly require onsite workforces. Yet, many other job functions can still be addressed by workers performing their tasks via remote. As remote working becomes a necessity, staffing industry professionals will rely to a far greater extent on staffing technology to ensure continuity in their operations. This post will examine the array of staffing technology offerings available to HR and contingent workforce managers and how these tools will be especially relevant as remote work becomes the new normal for the foreseeable future.

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

Start Preparing Workforce Management Practices Now for Inevitable Re-opening of the Economy

Apr 17, 2020 3:36:37 PM

Workforce management activity is always a leading economic indicator with layoffs in the contingent space presaging a downturn and hiring spikes indicating an upswing in economic activity. Right now, human capital markets are not yet seeing those “green shoots” by way of an uptick in contingent workforce hiring. But as soon as it does occur (and it will occur), what can organizations do to be prepared to engage with contingent talent at the same time as nearly every other type and size business?

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