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Contingent Workforce

How to achieve Total Workforce Management

Total Workforce Management or Total Talent Management, is an emerging workforce strategy that gives employers a better understanding of how work gets done across their organization, taking into consid...

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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 to build effective Direct Sourcing channels

Effective sourcing channels enable organizations to expand their nets for contingent talent- and many employers are increasingly exploring these channels to directly source and engage quality candidat...

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Contingent Workforce

Contingent Workforce language to learn

In an increasingly complex workforce solutions ecosystem, using a common language is important to achieving contingent workforce goals. This document is a work in progress to be updated with feedback ...

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Contingent Workforce

Contingent worker payroll 101 U.S.

In the United States, Contingent Worker Payroll refers to the tasks a company must execute to ensure temporary W2 Workers and 1099 Independent Contractors (ICs) are paid correctly and on time in accor...

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Contingent Workforce

What is a Vendor Management Office?

A Vendor Management Office (VMO) is an internal business function within an organization established to evaluate and manage relationships with third party vendors, including IT staffing vendors and yo...

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Contingent Workforce

Essential questions to ask while searching for a VMS Provider

Evaluating a Vendor Management System (VMS) provider can be a daunting process; however, to achieve immediate ROI on the technology and a long-lasting relationship with the VMS provider, business owne...

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Contingent Workforce

How to prepare for a successful VMS implementation and integration

Before integrating a new Vendor Management System (VMS) into a current IT ecosystem, it's essential to design an implementation project plan that will position an organization's contingent workforce p...

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Contingent Workforce

Future-proofing your contingent workforce with the right technology

Rapidly changing technology is transforming the future of work, with exponential computational power driving the world and workforce into the Intelligence Revolution. To drive business forward, organi...

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Contingent Workforce

Gaining access to better contingent worker data with a VMS

A Vendor Management System (VMS) will help employers and their company gain access to the critical real-time data needed to manage their contingent workforce far more efficiently and cost effectively....

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Contingent Workforce

Considerations when choosing a contractor payroll partner

When choosing an Independent Contractor payroll partner, there are a variety of considerations a business must take into account before engaging the services of the third party vendor. In order to ope...

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Contingent Workforce

How to protect your contingent worker payroll program from risk

Paying contingent workers brings greater payroll-specific risk into an organization when it comes to legal compliance, rates and budgeting for a contingent workforce payroll program. To mitigate these...

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Contingent Workforce

What are the advantages & disadvantages of a Managed Services Provider?

A Managed Services Provider will help employers gain visibility into their contingent workforce program, mitigate compliance risks associated with engaging contingent workers, while also providing gre...

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Contingent Workforce

Why rate negotiation is critical to saving on payroll costs

In an increasingly unstable economy, employers must adapt to the certainty of an uncertain workforce, and many are doing so by shifting fixed labor costs to more flexible worker engagements in order t...

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Contingent Workforce

How to manage contingent workforce risk

Organizations that engage contingent workers as part of their workforce strategy will achieve many cost saving benefits; however, contingent workers also open employers up to a range of financial, bra...

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Contingent Workforce

How to integrate a new VMS within current IT ecosystem

Seamless integration of a Vendor Management System (VMS) into an organization's current IT ecosystem is an essential task for employers who want to improve their contingent workforce management proces...

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Contingent Workforce

What are the benefits of a Vendor Management System?

A Vendor Management System (VMS) is a cloud-based software application that helps to facilitate the process of contingent worker procurement and contingent workforce management. Employers who invest i...

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Contingent Workforce

What is a Vendor Management System?

What is a Vendor Management System? A Vendor Management System (VMS) is a software application, typically cloud-based, that helps to facilitate the process of contingent worker procurement and conting...

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Contingent Workforce

Choosing a Managed Services Provider

When an employer is considering partnering with a Managed Services Provider (MSP), it's important to consider whether the MSP has the required processes, personal expertise and technology stack to man...

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Contingent Workforce

Is Direct Sourcing right for you?

Direct sourcing programs don’t have to be an all-or-nothing approach when looking to bring talent into your workforce. They do, however, require employers to take five big decisions into consideration...

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Contingent Workforce

What are the benefits of Direct Sourcing?

Direct sourcing  occurs when an organization engages contingent workers using their own internal resources rather than engaging a third party vendor like a staffing agency to perform the recruitment f...

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Contingent Workforce

What is Direct Sourcing

Direct sourcing happens when an organizations recruits it own workforce directly rather than engaging the services of a third party vendor like a Managed Services Provider (MSP) or a staffing agency. ...

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Contingent Workforce

What is a Managed Services Provider and do I need one?

A Managed Services Provider (MSP) is a critical component to managing contingent or Statement of Work workers. An MSP is an outsourced contingent workforce management solution that will manage the ent...

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Contingent Workforce

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using contingent workers?

Contingent workers are outsourced, non-permanent workers who are commonly referred to as Independent Contractors, contract workers, freelancers, gig workers, consultants, temporary talent or remote wo...

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Contingent Workforce

Overview of Independent Contractor payroll models and services

Payroll refers to the tasks an employer must perform in order to pay traditional employees. Contingent workers, such as an Independent Contractor, is not an employee, and therefore, must be paid  thro...

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Contingent Workforce

Best practices for how to manage a contingent workforce

Contingent workforce management is a complex employer responsibility that requires organizations to design, plan and implement a program that aligns their contingent workforce strategy with their over...

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Contingent Workforce

Why you need a contingent workforce strategy

The contingent workforce continues to grow, with 40 per cent of the U.S. workforce already consisting of highly skilled, non-permanent workers who are engaged on a contract or project basis. A conting...

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Contingent Workforce

What is total workforce management?

Total Workforce Management or Total Talent Management, is an emerging workforce strategy that gives employers the ability to make better data-driven decisions about which type of resource is most appr...

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Contingent Workforce

Benefits of contingent labor

Contingent workers are outsourced, non-permanent workers that are commonly referred to as Independent Contractors, contract workers, freelancers, gig workers, consultants, temporary talent or remote w...

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Contingent Workforce

How to choose a contractor payroll model

Independent Contractor Payroll refers to the tasks an organization must execute to ensure Independent Contractors are paid correctly and on time in accordance with their contract or Statement of Work ...

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Contingent Workforce

Independent Contractor Payroll: How to pay contingent workers

Independent Contractor Payroll refers to the tasks an organization must execute to ensure Independent Contractors are paid correctly and on time in accordance with their contract or Statement of Work ...

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Contingent Workforce

What is a contingent worker?

Contingent workers are outsourced, non-permanent workers that are commonly referred to as Independent Contractors, contract workers, freelancers, gig workers, consultants, temporary talent or remote w...

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Contingent Workforce

Impact of COVID19 on the workforce and contingent workforce staffing

Over 80 per cent of executives surveyed by Oxford Economics say they're increasingly using contingent workers. As of 2020, it's estimated that 40 per cent of the entire United States workforce and 45 ...

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Contingent Workforce

Managed Services Providers: Is an MSP right for me?

The world of work continues to evolve – quicker than it ever has before – and competitive organizations are increasingly investing in the power of a contingent workforce to become more agile in these ...

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Contingent Workforce

Which is the best payrolling option for pre-identified contractors?

In today’s competitive business climate, organizations need an agile workforce that can execute strategies and achieve corporate goals quickly and efficiently. Yet, employers must also be responsible ...

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Contingent Workforce

How contractor status impacts hiring costs in Canada

As organizations around the world struggle to overcome workforce challenges created by emerging technologies and shifting demographics, employers doing business in Canada are also re-examining the tra...

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Contingent Workforce

Understanding contractor classification types in Canada

The digital transformation is not only changing the way companies do business, it’s also changing the way they use talent to get it done.

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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

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

What is contractor classification?

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

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Contingent Workforce

The current state of change management

There’s an increasing velocity of change happening all around us. As emerging technologies and customer expectations force organizations to face faster, more complex and cross functional change than e...

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Contingent Workforce

Identifying areas of risk in a contingent workforce program - Canada

The Canadian gig economy is growing at an extraordinary rate and shows no signs of slowing down. Yet, engaging contingent talent is risky business. As an organization’s use of contingent workers incre...

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Contingent Workforce

Modernization and the gig economy: Impact of rolling back reverse onus

A promise to scrap many workplace reforms has been kept to business owners employing full-time and contingent workers in Ontario. The Government of Ontario passed a sweeping labour reform legislation ...

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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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Contingent Workforce

Identifying areas of risk in a contingent workforce program - U.S.

The U.S. gig economy isn't going anywhere, and to remain competitive, employers are increasingly turning to non-traditional workers to fill open positions created by educational gaps, global competiti...

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Contingent Workforce

Direct sourcing: 3 Steps to designing your program for contract talent

Even the best talent organizations can struggle when it comes to launching an enterprise-wide direct sourcing program. Although most efforts are well founded, some businesses may struggle with the ass...

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Contingent Workforce

Are you using the best direct sourcing payrolling model?

Every organization is responsible for managing the payroll of its employees and contract workers: tracking and reporting each employee’s wages, bonuses, and all deductions, as well as active support f...

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Contingent Workforce

Common misconceptions about contractor payroll

Contractor payroll is a complex business responsibility that can often appear confusing to employers unfamiliar with the different set of obligations that must be met when paying contractors vs. tradi...

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Contingent Workforce

Cannabis legalization and your contingent workforce: Are you ready?

Cannabis legalization is coming to Canada. And for some parts of the United States, it’s already here.

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