More and more companies are using Extended Business Travelers to pursue special projects, acquisitions and expansion into new regions. But unlike traditional long- and short-term assignments, companies are not typically as vigilant about tracking EBT employees, increasing their risks of costly violations of tax and visa laws. Our latest survey asked corporate managers how they manage their EBTs, and the results shed fascinating—and painfully real—insight to the opportunities and dangers these moves represent.
It’s not a secret that there is an abundance of new workforce regulations, and an ever-increasing demand to drive more efficiencies. Procurement and Human Resources professionals know, all too well, this is rewarding but it’s also demanding. Below are the top 5 signs you should consider streamlining your program.
Managing the mobile employee has become exponentially more complex recently due to shifting demographics, increased globalization and tighter competition for talent across all industries. Our research indicates a recent phenomenon: companies pursuing greater agility and flexibility to accommodate rapidly-changing business goals and seize opportunities.
As mentioned in an earlier blog post and outlined in the “Background Screening Trends & Best Practices Report 2017,” technology is becoming more and more important to the candidate experience, and the CU membership agrees.
We know there are many moving parts in the independent contractor machine. Some move faster than others, but all require maintenance and forethought. The misconception that IC engagement is a helplessly complicated puzzle can make solving it feel like a time-consuming mess. The good news is it’s simpler than you may think. Just like running your errands, one-stop-shopping will save valuable time and money. And, we know it works — we have been using this model at Populus Group for years.
During its first year, the new White House administration is impacting regulations related to independent contractor categorization, as the Populus Group points out in their article “Let it go? DOL withdraws guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employment.” The White House will likely have further influence as the President appoints new members to the National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) in 2017/2018.
So what else does it take to be part of the new breed of procurement talent? In part one of “Designing a New Breed of Procurement Professional,” we discussed how traditionally “qualified” candidates aren’t filling the needs of the modern procurement organization and touched on what new skills will make an impact.
Over the last decade, managed services programs (MSP) have proliferated among Fortune 1000s and smaller corporations to help them manage their contingent workforce. Today these companies want, and need, more.
Filling today’s advanced procurement roles is a much greater challenge than many expect. Whether a procurement department is trying to fill a vacancy on the staff or simply failing to deliver the expected level of impact in an evolving organization, the underlying issue is often the same: they need to find the right talent. It takes a new breed of procurement talent to fill the roles in modern procurement organizations.