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How MSPs Can Solve Freelancer Management Challenges

Posted by Len April on May 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As we discussed in April, close on the heels of VMSA Live 2017, MSPs are entering a new phase of transformation – one that mirrors and complements the evolution of the modern workforce. The original power of contingent workforce management grew from a highly transactional approach that focused on centralization, consolidation and process optimization. Today, the transactional nature of MSPs is giving way to strategic and consultative dynamics. It’s not just the mechanisms of business that have changed. Talent – yes, even contingent talent – have broken free from their cocoons and emerged as a different species of butterfly. Right now, freelancing has taken its place as the new norm. These experts are not contract workers or W2 employees of staffing firms. They are independent entrepreneurs, which begs a few questions: how do you find them, how do you engage them and how do you manage the partnerships? I believe this is precisely where MSP 3.0 will shine brightly.

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Tags: MSPs, Compliance, Contingent Workforce Management, Freelance Talent

Why an MSP is Perfect for Managing Your Freelance Talent

Posted by Len April on May 3, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Not long ago, we looked upon freelancing as a desperate measure. During bouts of economic decline, employers concentrated their recruiting efforts on non-traditional talent to keep operations running smoothly while containing the costs associated with full-time employees. Freelancing became a temporary fix for cash-strapped workers struggling to land “gainful employment” in down times. And that’s all changed. Reliance on freelance talent is booming. On-demand workers are powering business success with their speed, flexibility, agility and competitive insight. More professionals are choosing this independent lifestyle. Yes, the benefits abound. The burning question becomes, “Who’s responsible for managing them?” Why not a Managed Service Provider?

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Tags: msp program management, Blended Workforce, Gig Economy, MSP/VMS, Freelance Talent

Be Happy! It’s Time to Become a Freelance Worker

Posted by Sunil Bagai on Feb 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM

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Tags: Freelance Talent

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