Covid-19

Safe background screening in a Covid-19 world

|November 18th, 2020|

While the pandemic has created obstacles to background-check processes, companies still must comply with the law. Here are ways to keep your company compliant while engaging the right talent quickly.

Remote work broadens the talent pool. How it can work in your favor

|November 4th, 2020|

Remote work may alleviate the talent shortage by expanding buyers’ access beyond their own locations. Other challenges arise from this, however, requiring buyers to develop a strategy to manage remote contingents.
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Temp workers and Covid-19 liability

|October 28th, 2020|

Some states adopt different approaches to workers’ compensation coverage issues as they apply to Covid-19. As co-employers, buyers are shielded from further liability when workers’ comp applies.
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Shopping around: Both buyers and MSPs want lucrative opportunities

|October 21st, 2020|

After the chaotic first months of the pandemic, buyers are exploring new supplier relationships. Here are three potential factors driving this market activity.
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Ongoing remote work policies: Pros and cons

|October 21st, 2020|

The rise in remote work is the biggest economic legacy of Covid-19. Not only did it force the adoption of this trend but organizations recognized that such policies could work not just for employees but contingents as well. Here are some benefits and challenges.
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Spending on temporary staffing shrinks this year but is forecast to grow in 2021

|September 30th, 2020|

Companies’ spend on contingent labor — through temporary staffing, direct hire and retained search firms — will shrink 17% this year compared to last, though next year looks stronger.
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Covid-19: ‘A catalyst for change’ — CWS Summit

|September 23rd, 2020|

The pandemic this year forced the workforce solutions ecosystem to rapidly adapt to unprecedented disruptions. SIA’s Jo Matkin shared her insights into changes programs have seen.
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Covid pushes CW programs forward; Summit continues today

|September 16th, 2020|

In her CWS Summit keynote, SIA Global Workforce Solutions Research Director Jo Matkin addressed how the workforce solutions ecosystem has adapted to this year’s unprecedented changes and how the disruptions have influenced workforce programs.
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Will buyers be on the hook for Covid-19 paid-leave charges?

|September 16th, 2020|

You may have been surprised to see a new charge on a recent staffing invoice: paid sick leave for one or more of your contingent workers. Why you might be obligated to pay.
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California buyer and staffing firm cited for failing to protect workers from Covid-19

|September 16th, 2020|

A frozen-food manufacturer and its staffing provider each face more than $200,000 in proposed penalties for failing to protect hundreds of employees from Covid-19.