Kimball Norup

Kimball Norup is SVP Marketing for TalentWave. As an experienced entrepreneur, strategy consultant, and marketer he regularly writes and speaks on trends and new innovations in the human capital management space.

Posts by Kimball Norup:

Talent Supply Options to Enable Your Direct Sourcing Strategy
August 29th, 2017

TalentWave has been helping clients execute this strategy for over 20 years with a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to safely and cost-effectively engage independent workers that our clients have found on their own, outside of any agency relationships. A vital component of developing a direct sourcing strategy is to consider the many different talent supply options.


How to Define and Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy
August 23rd, 2017

Many leading organizations, across all geographies and industries, have recognized the benefits of direct sourcing as an effective method to attract and retain the vital talent they need to grow and innovate. As the world of work continues to evolve and talent scarcity becomes more acute, the successful deployment of this strategy will continue to grow in importance.


North Carolina Enacts Worker Misclassification Legislation
August 18th, 2017

Last week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation designed to help workers when employers intentionally misclassify them as independent contractors. Some companies do this in order to avoid paying taxes and other benefits to which workers would have been entitled to as employees.


The Benefits of a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition
July 28th, 2017

The world of work is changing rapidly, and companies that depend on knowledge workers must continue to evolve and innovate how they attract and retain the vital workers they need to get work done. One strategy that is growing in importance is direct sourcing.


Department of Labor Withdraws Recent Independent Contractor Misclassification Guidance
June 12th, 2017

The US Department of Labor issued a news release on June 7, 2017 announcing that it is withdrawing two recent administrative interpretations relating to misclassification of independent contractors and joint employment. These guidelines were widely interpreted as expanding the definition of an employee, thereby increasing the possibility of misclassification cases, and also expanding the concept of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Federal Legislation Introduced to Advance Portable Benefits for Independent Workers
June 7th, 2017

In late May, US Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia) and US Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Washington) introduced legislation designed to test and evaluate portable benefit models designed for the independent workforce. The legislation proposes to establish a grant fund to incentivize states, localities and nonprofit organizations to experiment with portable benefits models.


New York City Law Imposes Additional Requirements for Companies That Contract with Freelancers
May 31st, 2017

New York City’s Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act, also known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, has been widely covered in the media. This law, one of the first in the nation aimed at protecting wage payment rights of freelance workers, became effective May 15, 2017.


California Supreme Court to Review Case with Significant Impact for Independent Contractors
May 24th, 2017

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a controversial Court of Appeal decision which, if affirmed, could dramatically expand the definition of an employee in California. The Supreme Court’s opinion is expected to be significant for companies that want to engage independent contractors in California.


Another FedEx Worker Misclassification Case Settled for $227 million
May 9th, 2017

Last week FedEx announced that it had reached a $227 million joint settlement of independent contractor misclassification class action lawsuits across 19 states.


New Florida Law Will Benefit Gig Economy Companies and Independent Workers
May 3rd, 2017

Florida is about to enact revolutionary new legislation that will ensure most ride-sharing drivers are independent contractors and not employees.


Will Artificial Intelligence End the War for Talent or Accelerate It?
April 26th, 2017

Technology has the appealing promise for companies to either replace human workers, or at the very least make workers much more efficient and effective in their jobs. However, these new technologies will be created and maintained by skilled knowledge workers, which begs the question: will artificial intelligence end the war for talent or accelerate it?


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