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October 11, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Over the last few years, businesses have adopted more strategic sourcing funnels to seek talent. Contingent workers, or contract workers, are one component that’s become increasingly critical for engaging labor with the skills and expertise needed to meet operating requirements. Many companies actively source these workers overseas to further expand their talent pools. Due to its…

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September 5, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

In today’s competitive talent market — where the rate of quits increased by 2.6 percent from April to May 2023 and employers are feeling pessimistic about talent availability in the next five years — companies that rely too heavily on traditional talent acquisition might find themselves missing out on top talent. This is because traditional…

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September 1, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

History shows that the business landscape is always evolving, sometimes at breakneck speed. These shifts often lead to drastic changes in business strategies, long-term goals, and the strategic function of operations, which generally result in new HR trends. One such trend is the increasing reliance on employer of record (or EOR) service providers. These third-party organizations…

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August 23, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

The rise of remote work has triggered a shift from conventional recruitment strategies toward new, cutting-edge hiring methods. In addition to other strategies, companies now attract top talent by offering remote or hybrid options, contracting with freelancers, and onboarding contingent workers. Additionally, to align themselves with an increasingly globalized business landscape, companies are expanding into new markets…

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July 30, 2023 Read time: 2 minutes

Today, there are a few critical questions hovering on the lips of many HR professionals: How will AI affect human resources? As ChatGPT enters and disrupts industries, what will become of the human element? Will AI replace human resources, or will a new evolution of HR rise up to meet the gauntlet of these technologies?…

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June 21, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Contingent workers are playing an increasingly influential role in today’s business world. Their skills are extensive, and they provide organizations flexibility in multiple ways, offering expertise, stability, and even help launching initiatives. In 2023 and beyond, employers must understand who these workers are and how they can help their businesses both survive and thrive.  …

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June 7, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

Businesses everywhere are still grappling with tremendous change, as pandemic aftershocks continue to roll through the global economy. Although most Covid-era restrictions are behind us, organizations large and small are still dealing with significant people-related issues. Workforce capacity planning is just one piece of this complex, multi-faceted puzzle. But if you’re an employer, rightsizing your workforce…

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May 9, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

Building a team is not as simple as it once was. A business used to set out to hire a cohort of steadfast, full-time employees. Today, what constitutes a team can vary widely from business to business. Teams can change day by day, with temporary, contract, and freelance workers taking up shorter-term roles and collaborating…

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May 4, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

Now that digital nomads are predicted to make up a third of the world’s workforce by 2035, it’s time for staffing and HR professionals to understand this trend. Almost 17 million workers in the US would use this label to describe themselves, according to reporting from Forbes. What exactly does the lifestyle offer them, and where is the digital…

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April 10, 2023 Read time: 3 minutes

We’ve all experienced awkward situations where the watercooler conversation reveals the potential implications of a company decision we (somehow) never heard about. Few things trigger as much self-doubt as learning that you’re unfamiliar with something your peers treat as common knowledge — especially when lacking that knowledge might stall your career. This is where being…

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