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Alex MacKenzie

Alex MacKenzie

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Talent Acquisition

Challenges of Direct Sourcing and how to overcome them

Direct Sourcing is a recruitment strategy growing in popularity; however, a Direct Sourcing program can also present challenges that include an over-reliance on technology, maintaining satisfaction ra...

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Contingent Workforce

Talent, Technology and the Future of Direct Sourcing

Direct sourcing isn’t new. But the concept has increasingly gained prevalence among employers in recent years, becoming almost a catchphrase in the staffing industry today. The onset of the COVID-19 p...

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Contingent Workforce

Understanding Contractor Tenure

Contractor tenure refers to the length of time that a contingent worker can be on an assignment for a single organization. However, in an attempt to lower the risk of co-employment, it's common for or...

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Contingent Workforce

Understanding contractor classification types in Canada

When onboarding an independent contractor in Canada, organizations must classify aspects of the contingent worker relationship to ensure compliance with the correct tax and employment laws. Misclassif...

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Contingent Workforce

Direct Sourcing: Steps to launching an effective program

Launching a direct sourcing program begins with setting clear and achievable talent acquisition goals, supported by a resourcing plan that outlines the people and technology needed to achieve those go...

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Contingent Workforce

Contractor payroll: Are you overpaying for your Directly Sourced workers?

One of the advantages to engaging contingent workers is the ability to shift payroll expenses from fixed costs to more variable costs in order to gain greater control over contingent workforce spend. ...

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Contingent Workforce

How contractor status impacts hiring costs in Canada

While contingent workers come with many cost-saving benefits, it’s important that employers take the worker's status into account when negotiating rates, as the status of the worker has legislated req...

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Contingent Workforce

Direct Sourcing: 5 big decisions to make when designing your program

They go by many different titles: contingent workers, gig employees, freelancers, contractors, but regardless of naming, they all serve the same purpose: providing organizations with flexible, skilled...

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Contingent Workforce

Negotiation strategies that win over contingent workers

The contingent workforce continues to challenge talent markets on both sides of the border, yet the many advantages that come with contingent workers makes temporary talent critical in order for an or...

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Contingent Workforce

Direct sourcing: Designing a program that works for you

They go by many different titles: contingent workers, gig employees, freelancers, consultants and contractors, but regardless of naming, they all serve the same purpose in providing organizations with...

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