Workforce Management

How to Increase Human Capital ROI by Using Independent Contractors

July 14, 2016

There are a variety of dynamics and nuances with different marketplaces, but the three components that investments share are: Acquisition, Enablement, and Management. Our first post on human capital detailed the acquisition process, while our most recent post a few weeks ago dove into enablement. Today, we conclude our series with the final dimension: management. Define the Value of Independent…

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How to Streamline the Use of Human Capital and Reduce Costs

June 2, 2016

When managing the lifecycle of independent talent recruitment, there are many dynamics and nuances to talent investment, which can be described by three phases – Acquisition, Enablement, and Management. In my last post, I focused on the acquisition phase of the lifecycle, and today we will dive into the next element: enablement. Enablement in the Human Capital Lifecycle Back to our financial…

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How the Human Capital Market is Similar to the Financial Market

May 5, 2016

When developing strategies to maximize the value of independent contractors, as with many situations in business, it is best to understand the dynamics of the marketplace. To help describe the “human capital” market, a parallel can be drawn to financial markets and the basic elements of managing investments. Whether you’re building your personal portfolio or executing…

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Independent Contractor Classification: How Certification May Help Reduce Compliance Risk

May 4, 2016

The growth and innovation of the American workplace has outpaced the evolution of laws and rules. A modern solution is very necessary to (re)stimulate this innovation. With this in mind, this week, we released a proposal, the Certified Self-Employed (CSE) solution, to modify how the U.S. government classifies and regulates independent workers. The growth and…

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Top 3 Freelance Management System (FMS) Solutions and Trends

March 31, 2016

The modern enterprise understands the glaring need – and associated pressures of – engaging the best independent contractor for your project. The systems by which the independent workforce is managed often referred to as a Freelancer Management System (FMS), has drastically evolved in recent years. This blog takes a look at the key components that have…

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Are You Prepared to Effectively Manage Independent Workers? Use our Assessment Tool

August 11, 2015

Because there is risk associated with hiring independent contractors, preparation is key.  There are many factors to consider and many steps to take to create an effective program. These include: Support from executive leadership Company-wide policy creation Engagement criteria creation Creation of processes to ensure fast onboarding time and payment Identification of key program management staff…

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How to Manage Independent Contractors: 3 Approaches

August 11, 2015

Learn three approaches to independent contractor engagement and tips for how to best manage your independent workforce.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring an Independent Contractor vs an Employee

August 11, 2015

Learn how to define and when to hire a 1099 independent contractor, temp or full time employee in order to avoid misclassification risks.

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