If you are currently tasked with managing contingent labor spend for hundreds, thousands or maybe even hundreds of thousands of contingent workers, chances are you are going to need all of the help that you can get.
Sometimes the hardest part about managing the countless activities surrounding contingent labor is knowing where to go for backup. It is particularly important from a compliance standpoint to stay abreast of the latest guidelines and government regulations of contingent labor. Add to it, technology advancements, best practices, and industry-related trends and issues, and it's easy to see how you'll need a dedicated research team.
However, if you don't have the budget or manpower for a staff of researchers (or even interns), bookmark the following online sites known for reporting on contingent labor issues.
The American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association, or the ASA for short, is a member-based organization well-known within the staffing industry. It is a leading authority for staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions within the United States. The ASA provides a variety of resources for both its paying and free members; including:
- Law & Advocacy
- Education & Certifications
- Research & Data
- Industry Publications & Blogs
- News for Professionals, Job Seekers and Suppliers
- Member Directory
The Staffing Stream
The by-product of Staffing Industry Analyst, the Staffing Stream blog is coined as "the voice of the staffing industry." As an in-house procurement professional, you might be asking yourself whether this information applies to you, but consider this. Because staffing companies are responsible for placing people, the information featured in the Staffing Stream is always on the cusp of the latest news, trends and legalities surrounding the job market. For companies with complex workforce programs or highly regulated ones, the Staffing Stream is an excellent resource.
This was the first blog and social media site in procurement and supply chain sectors. Taking a no-nonsense approach to all things procurement, Spend Matters has the largest and broadest range of practitioners and advisors regularly contributing content. Spend Matters covers a wide range of procurement topics; to name a few:
- Category Management
- Procurement Metrics
- Procurement Services
- Procurement Technology
- Supplier Management
- Vendor Intelligence
Yoh Managed Services Solutions
Yoh, an award-winning provider of managed services, has a dedicated research team devoted to addressing some of the most common challenges in contingent labor management. With a number of existing blog posts and a dedicated resource page that features eBooks, white papers, and updated client case studies.
United States Department of Labor
They blog, they Tweet and most importantly, they share the latest legalities surrounding contingent workforce populations. The United States Department of Labor website is a comprehensive one-stop-shop for a number of popular topics; including contingent work.
So remember, the next time you are at a loss on how to handle a specific scenario or just wish to update yourself on the latest guidelines surrounding contingent labor, head over to one of the above pages for guidance.
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