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Independent Contractor Compliance & Engagement

The TalentWave blog is your resource for news and expert commentary on the IC regulatory and legislative environment, total talent management, IC compliance, and flexible workforce engagement solutions. We share our thought leadership and proven client best practices on how progressive organizations can safely and cost-effectively leverage the flexible workforce to get vital work done.

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Is There Still a Need for “Human Resources” in the New World of Work?

The world of work is rapidly evolving. With dramatic demographic shifts taking place we are witnessing increasing levels of talent scarcity and a significant growth of the independent workforce. In addition, we have unprecedented levels of political and economic turbulence, contributing to a high level of business uncertainty. In this complex new human capital equation, […]


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Consulting Firm Sizes Up the Gig Economy: It is larger than you might think, and growing quickly

Many industry experts have estimated the size of the contingent workforce in the US, with some predicting it could approach 40% of the total workforce, or more, by 2020. Recently, no less an expert than the renowned consulting firm McKinsey & Co published a study that came to a simple conclusion: the number of people freelancing is much larger than you might think, and it is growing quickly.


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How the Baby Boomers are Driving the Growth of the Independent Workforce

Driven by seismic shifts in the workforce and the workplace, the independent workforce continues to grow. One of the key drivers behind this trend is the Baby Boomer generation.


Three Significant Workplace Trends Impacting HR Professionals

With the rapid changes taking place in the workforce, and the ever-evolving workplace, the professional life of an HR leader is never dull. Following are some emerging trends, and their corresponding challenges, for HR leaders to consider over the next 12 months.


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Embracing the Workforce of the Future is One of Top priorities for US boards in 2017

Ernst & Young’s Center for Board Matters recently released their recommended top priorities for boards of directors to consider in 2017, which included embracing the contingent workforce.


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New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act: Be Aware, Not Wary

New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act leaves a lot open to interpretation, however, its goals are to establish and enhance protections for freelancers by creating and protecting their right to a written contract, timely payment, and freedom from retaliation should they choose to enforce their protections under the Act.


Some Thoughts on 2017 and the Evolving World of Work

As 2017 unfolds there is no question we are in the midst of a dramatic transformation of the workforce and the workplace. Driven by megatrends that are permanently altering the way work gets done, and by whom, there are a number of issues business leaders (particularly those in Human Resources, Procurement, and Finance who have […]


TalentWave Year in Review: Reflecting on 2016

At the end of the year it is always healthy and productive to reflect on where we’ve been, and where we’re going. This is traditionally an exercise reserved for individuals, but it is equally useful for a company.


US Department of Labor Launches Educational Webpage Focused on Independent Contractor Misclassification

As yet another sign of its commitment to combatting independent contractor misclassification, the US Department of Labor recently launched a new educational webpage on the topic.


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Talent Communities: How to Find Talent

In the past few weeks we’ve shared our Talent Community Manifesto, some guiding principles behind successful talent communities, an examination of the demand-driven objectives, and some strategic considerations for building a Talent Community. This week, we turn to a more practical consideration: the different categories of workers to consider including in your Talent Community of […]


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Strategic Considerations for Talent Communities

In the past few weeks we’ve shared our Talent Community Manifesto, some Guiding Principles behind a successful Talent Community, and a discussion on determining your goals for a Talent Community. In this article, we’ll go deeper into some other strategic considerations for HR, Talent Acquisition, and Procurement professionals to contemplate when building Talent Communities to […]


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