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What is an MSP and Who Needs One?

Dec 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Following our recent articles on “What is an EOR” and “What is and AOR”, it seemed relevant to produce this article to help define another contingent workforce management solution with an acronym name. This time, we’ll examine the general definition of the managed service program (MSP) provider, what MSP solutions are intended to address and what drives the need within an organization for MSP solutions.

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Topics: Blog, MSP/VMS, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Supplier Management, Technology, Strategic sourcing.

The Implications of AI in Candidate Interviews and Other Workforce Activities

Nov 27, 2019 1:17:43 PM

It is a brave new world out there. The latest giant leap for mankind as it relates to the human capital world is the application of artificial intelligence or “AI” to the process of candidate interviews. If you find it unpleasant to speak to the automated voice used by increasing numbers of customer service call centers, you’ll probably hate this. But AI has grown sophisticated enough to be effective at candidate screening and the cost benefits of automating this process will likely be too enticing to pass for larger hiring organizations. Take heart though, there are still rules and ways to avoid the worst downsides of this new development.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Workforce Management, Technology, Strategic sourcing.

What is the Gig Economy, and Should I Introduce it to My Organization?

Nov 20, 2019 11:16:31 AM

nextSource recently had the opportunity to address the HR Alliance in Washington DC. The topic that was on the minds of many in the audience was the Gig Economy. The audience was seeking to understand this mushrooming new labor channel.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Workforce Management, temporary staffing, Technology, Gig Economy, Strategic sourcing.

The Staffing Industry Appreciates US Military Veterans’ Service

Nov 13, 2019 2:40:52 PM

At nextSource and among the staffing industry at large, personal achievement is taken very seriously. It’s why we work diligently to help organizations achieve a well-balanced workforce; at the same time, we help workers to achieve their career goals. On this Veteran’s Day, we turn our attention to the men and women who serve in America’s Armed Forces and who personify personal achievement.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Workforce Management, temporary staffing

Staffing Industry and Hiring Organizations Brace for New Industry Reporting to be Required by SEC

Nov 7, 2019 10:32:37 AM

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed new regulations for publicly traded companies that would require reporting on the size and composition of the workforce. This is likely a reflection of the significant evolution of the American workforce over recent decades. Clearly, the SEC and investors believe there is actionable investment information to be gained from knowing more about a company’s labor force, its composition and utilization. So, what might new reporting rules involve and how might they affect the staffing industry and workforce management planning at all kinds of companies?

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

Work Environment Considerations Differ for Contingent Workers

Oct 4, 2019 10:51:00 AM

Did you know that contingent workers sometimes suffer quietly in a toxic work environment (TWE) while their full-time counterparts are not feeling (or even aware of) the pain? Turnover caused by toxic company culture has cost an estimated at $223 billion according to a report released recently by the Society for Human Resource Management.  Volumes have been written about the risks and ramifications of allowing a toxic work environment to exist. What’s less well explored are the contours of the toxic work environment within the contingent workforce. 

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

Business Leaders Must Partner with HR on Gig Economy Strategy

Sep 12, 2019 12:10:46 PM

With so many members of the American workforce migrating from the ranks of traditional W2 wage-earning positions toward the flexibility and autonomy of gig economy jobs, business leaders are responding to increasing calls from their HR management for approval to leverage gig economy labor in certain critical roles. The savvy business leader understands that contemporary organizations have much to lose by failing to harness the benefits of gig workers while their competition does. Here’s some of the steps needed to make an HR-driven gig economy practice come to life in your organization.

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Topics: Blog, Human Resources, Best Practices, Workforce Management, Gig Economy, Procurement

Help on the Way for Harried Talent Acquisition Professionals

Sep 9, 2019 3:17:51 PM

The rapid growth in adoption of contingent labor among all kinds of organizations has become a burden on the talent acquisition community. Talent acquisition professionals are busy enough grappling with sourcing in a historically low unemployment environment where finding not just bodies to fill seats, but talent that can be developed for longer-term and temp-to-hire positions is already a heavy lift. Executing the steps needed to succeed – such as defining employer brand, building positive culture, workforce planning, sourcing and measuring performance analytics – can seem beyond the ability of TA pros to achieve.  Luckily, there are resources out there to help.

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