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TalentBurst In Review: 2019

What an amazing year!

As a company, TalentBurst has always valued looking forward rather than backward. Keeping our eyes toward the future is how we’ve been able to innovate and become leaders in staffing, high-hazard payroll, the gig economy, employer of record services and other emerging businesses since TalentBurst was started in 2002.

However, we also know that it’s important to take a look back at the year that has passed, and make sure that you have more checks in the “Wins” column rather than the “Losses.”

We are happy to say that we can chalk up 2019 as big “W” for TalentBurst, our internal technical team continued to innovate and we are now able to process “instant payroll” for our employees. TalentBurst is among the first companies in the staffing industry to offer this payment option to all contractors.

Over the course of the year, we added over 30 new Fortune 500 customers to our list of valued customers. TalentBurst now works with almost a quarter of the Fortune 500. Our COO led our technical innovation by implementing and rolling out 7 new software products internally including Netsuite, Slack, Freshdesk, among several others. These technologies helped us build out the most advanced tech stack for our staffing, employer of record and high hazard payroll customers. 

We hope that our wins in 2019 will be directly responsible for our continued success in 2020 and beyond. 


Namrata Anand makes SIA “Global Power 150 Women In Staffing” List

Our Senior VP Namrata Anand was recognized by the Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the top leaders in staffing. We already knew that, of course, but we were thrilled when SIA announced it, and it couldn’t go to a more deserving person.

Namrata’s unmatched work ethic means she is involved with a lot of different projects around TalentBurst. Here she is specifically talking about our relationship with PROUnlimited, one of our valued MSP partners.

Awarded Supplier Of The Year by the The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council

We were awarded Supplier Of The Year by the The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council and this award from the GNEMSDC represents our commitment to running a company that supplies quality talent to our clients, amazing jobs to our jobseekers, and revenue and infrastructure to the Greater New England area.

Workforce Logiq Proven Performer Award

For the 4th year in a row, we were awarded the Proven Performer Award from Workforce Logiq. We’ve always valued our partnership with Workforce Logiq, and for them to recognize us for the 4th year running as a top provider of talent reminds us of the excellent work that our client team puts in everyday!

Uber Launches Gig Economy Job App Alongside TalentBurst

The gig economy is here to stay and TalentBurst is excited to be innovating in this brand new space with and industry leader like Uber. Uber launched their UberWorks Industrial Staffing app for their worker populations in Chicago. Not only are we happy to be part of a successful launch of a truly innovative product by a titan of the industry, we’re also happy that we can finally talk about the project and publically congratulate our staff that worked so hard to streamline the onboarding and management of Uber’s contingent workers.

TalentBurst’s 17 Year Anniversary!

We’d say something like “we can’t believe that it has already been 17 years” except that it is now 2020, and soon we will be celebrating our 18th year!

Allegis Global Solutions 2019 Strategic Partner

We celebrated with Allegis Global Solutions, when once again recognized TalentBurst as part of the top 1% of suppliers and partners for contingent workforce. Jamie Jacobs — our Director of Strategic Partnerships — said it best:

“We don’t pursue awards as a goal, but when you work with such an amazing and dedicated team the recognition that comes with awards like these serves as a validation of everyone’s hard work. Congratulations, TalentBurst team! And big thanks to Allegis Global Solutions for being an excellent partner year after year.”

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8 Years As A PROUnlimited Gold Supplier

We are amazed and grateful for 8 amazing years with PROUnlimited, and being awarded a Gold Supplier award once again reaffirms that when we find a good partner, we work hard to keep that partner.

Stronger every year – we look forward to 8 more with PROUnlimited!

TalentBurst Becomes A Coupa Software Advantage Supplier

2019 was the year we became a Coupa Software Advantage Supplier. As a Coupa supplier, TalentBurst becomes a flagship provider of staff augmentation, high-hazard payrolling, global payrolling, and independent contractor qualification solutions to over 900 enterprise customers in the Coupa ecosystem.

More amazing jobs for more people, which is and always will be a top priority for TalentBurst.


We are looking forward to even more successful partnerships as we boldly move forward into 2020! It’s an exciting time and things happen fast, which is why we are so glad to work with the best of the best.

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TalentBurst Named as Allegis Global Solutions 2019 Strategic Partner for Managed Services

BOSTON, MA, April 30, 2019 – TalentBurst, a recognized leader in the staffing and payrolling space, is honored to announce being named one of the select suppliers chosen by Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) as a 2019 strategic partner for its managed services provider (MSP) programs. This marks the third consecutive year that AGS has recognized TalentBurst in its strategic partner list.
Allegis Global Solutions used an interactive workforce intelligence program called ACUMEN to collect data, analyze performance metrics, and make its determinations. Partners were selected based on three core criteria:

  • Impact: A supplier’s response rate to distributed requisitions, starts and total assignments.
  • Performance: Successful placements (quality of hire), start-to-submittal time and ratio, and bill rate management compliance.
  • Partnership: Surveys conducted with internal AGS teams on how easy or challenging a supplier can be to work with on a day-to-day basis.

TalentBurst will be one of the dedicated partners supporting Allegis Global Solutions clients across the whole of North America.
About Allegis Global Solutions
Allegis Global Solutions is a leader in global talent solutions. AGS supports clients in more than 60 countries through regional hubs, matching great people with businesses seeking to optimize their permanent and contingent workforce.
AGS delivers scalable, flexible, and customized solutions, shaped around each client’s unique business requirements and culture. AGS draws upon decades of industry expertise and market insight to design strategies that work. The company has developed innovative tools, products, and processes that deliver the results its clients seek.
About TalentBurst
TalentBurst is a certified diversity staffing provider with over 1400 contractors working throughout 46 U.S. states and 5 countries. Since 2002, TalentBurst has established itself as one of the most respected and award-winning names in the staff augmentation, payroll, and employer of record (EOR) space.
The organization has emerged as a premier provider of Global Talent Cloud solutions. Its comprehensive platform delivers a cohesive, integrated approach that satisfies all outsourced workforce needs. While each TalentBurst service can fulfill client needs as a standalone offering, the company designed a platform-based model that represents a perfect confluence of intertwined, interconnected, and complementary solutions – all intersecting at the nexus of intelligent technology, which provides enriched automation to streamline every process.
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TalentBurst Named as Gold Supplier in PRO Unlimited 2018 Global Supplier Awards

TalentBurst, a recognized leader in the staffing and payrolling space, is honored to announce being named Gold Supplier in the PRO Unlimited Global Supplier Awards for 2018. Since 2012, TalentBurst has won consecutive awards for its performance in PRO Unlimited’s Managed Services Provider (MSP) programs, delivering outstanding staff augmentation and payrolling services to some of the world’s leading brands.

“Winners were selected through ballots cast by account teams, which were validated by performance metrics and additional input from PRO Unlimited leadership,” wrote PRO Unlimited’s director of supplier partnerships when announcing the news. “You are one of only 11 suppliers recognized in the United States this year. We take great pride in the caliber of partners recognized and we look forward to celebrating your success in supporting PRO Unlimited clients.”
The award commends staffing service providers who supported PRO Unlimited clients in the United States and Canada throughout 2018. Of winning suppliers, PRO Unlimited further noted the “hard work and commitment they give to our accounts every day.”
About PRO Unlimited
PRO Unlimited, through its purely vendor-neutral Managed Services Program (MSP) and Vendor Management Software (VMS) solutions, helps organizations around the world address the costs, risks, and quality issues associated with managing a contingent workforce. A pioneer and innovator in the VMS and MSP space, PRO offers solutions for e-procurement and management of contingent labor, 1099/co-employment risk management, and third-party payroll for client-sourced contract talent.
About TalentBurst
TalentBurst is a certified diversity staffing provider with over 1400 contractors working throughout 46 U.S. states and 5 countries. Since 2002, TalentBurst has established itself as one of the most respected names in the staff augmentation, payroll, and employer of record (EOR) space.
The organization has emerged as a premier provider of Global Talent Cloud solutions. Its comprehensive platform delivers a cohesive, integrated approach that satisfies all outsourced workforce needs. While each TalentBurst service can fulfill client needs as a standalone offering, the company designed a platform-based model that represents a perfect confluence of intertwined, interconnected, and complementary solutions – all intersecting at the nexus of intelligent technology, which provides enriched automation to streamline every process.

Contact us today for more information.
 

Press Release: Staffing and Payrolling Industry Leader TalentBurst Joins Coupa Advantage Supplier Network as Flagship Provider in New Offering

BOSTON, MA, March 14, 2019 – TalentBurst, a multiple award-winning leader in the staffing and payrolling space, is excited to announce its membership in the Coupa Advantage Supplier Network. TalentBurst joins an exclusive and carefully selected group of premier suppliers in the latest expansion of service offerings by Coupa, which follows its September 2018 acquisition of DCR Workforce’s technology assets. That acquisition further cemented Coupa’s vision of enabling company leaders to manage their organization’s business spend across all categories.
As a Coupa supplier, TalentBurst becomes a flagship provider of staff augmentation, high-hazard payrolling, global payrolling, and independent contractor qualification solutions to over 900 enterprise customers in the Coupa ecosystem.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that TalentBurst is now a preferred supplier to Coupa Software’s Advantage Supplier Program,” said TalentBurst CEO Brad Talwar. “Through this program, Coupa offers pre-qualified suppliers with pre-negotiated pricing and discounts to their 900+ enterprise customers. Some of Coupa’s clients include Google, Dollar General, VistaPrint, TD Bank, Thermo Fisher, Caesar’s Entertainment, and several others.”
Talwar also said that he will be managing this important relationship personally as the dedicated executive sponsor.
About Coupa Software
Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP) is a recognized leader in cloud-based spend management. The company enables businesses to recognize bottom-line financial success via Savings-as-a-Service by delivering an organic suite of pure cloud applications to handle accounts payable, procurement, expense management, sourcing and inventory, and now workforce procurement and spend management.
Coupa Advantage offers pre-negotiated discounts from premier suppliers in business categories such as office supplies, branded promotional products, background checks, employee perks, and more. The program leverages the collective buying power of hundreds of
global Coupa customers to deliver substantial savings. Savings generated through the Coupa Advantage program are donated continually to select charities that support humanitarian efforts, including World Vision, UNICEF, and United Way.
About TalentBurst
TalentBurst is a certified diversity staffing provider with over 1400 contractors working throughout 46 U.S. states and 5 countries. Since 2002, TalentBurst has established itself as one of the most respected names in the staff augmentation, payroll, and employer of record (EOR) space.
The organization has emerged as a premier provider of Global Talent Cloud solutions. Our comprehensive platform delivers a cohesive, integrated approach that satisfies all outsourced workforce needs. While each TalentBurst service can fulfill client needs as a standalone offering, we designed a platform-based model that represents a perfect confluence of intertwined, interconnected, and complementary solutions – all intersecting at the nexus of our intelligent technology, which provides enriched automation to streamline every process.
Contact us today for more information.
 

Don’t Let Compliance Issues Turn the Direct Sourcing and 1099 Boom into a Bust

The careers our grandparents described to us seem like the stuff of antiquated TV shows now – the wistful nostalgia of bygone times, fairy tales from the fifties. Credit technology. Credit the economy. Credit a modern workforce seeking liberation. No matter the culprit, agility and freedom are the themes underscoring this century’s notion of work. Even in our industry, we’re watching the rise of clients who want to take back control of their staffing by directly sourcing independent contractors and freelancers. And a lot of people see the benefits of these arrangements. The government? Yeah, not so much. As the independent contracting movement gains steam, regulators aren’t far behind, nipping at its heels with the battle cry, “Misclassification!” Compliance is a critical issue, and clients who want to go it on their own may not be prepared. Fortunately, there are solutions.

Declarations of Independence

Today, very few people plan to work for the same company their entire career. In an interview with NPR, Arun Sundararajan, author of The Sharing Economy, said, ”Twenty years from now, I don’t think a typical college graduate is going to expect that full-time employment is their path to building a career.”

Yet the once novel notion of side-hustles has surpassed the realm of transience or desperation; people aren’t supplementing their incomes with project-based work because of economic distress, instability, or a bump from one-time gigs. They’re choosing autonomy and, essentially, creating their own roles in what could be accidental entrepreneurship or a calculated means for steering the courses of their own destinies. Regardless, more professionals, even those with vaunted credentials, want to investigate the possibilities of independent contracting.

In June 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its long-awaited reading of how many Americans rely on freelancing, independent contracting, and other non-traditional work arrangements. Better late than never. By the best estimates, there are nearly 10.6 million independent contractors in the United States, with another 56 million Americans choosing to freelance. The problem? Employment misclassification cases have matched the momentum, increasing by more than 30%.

To innovate, contain overhead, and operate nimbly, businesses have expressed a high demand for freelancers and independents. But because of the unfamiliarity of these arrangements or the fear of reprisals, they hesitate to move forward. And many staffing industry firms have precluded independent contractor programs from their offerings, also to avoid the associated risks.

Direct Sourcing: Clients Are Also Crying “Freedom!”

With technology becoming “smarter,” businesses are looking to elevate their contingent workforce solutions by leaning on internal expertise and leveraging outside consultants who can deliver advanced levels of support — without the perceived limitations of specific partnerships, alliances, or staffing divisions.

Beeline is helping companies achieve these lofty goals, emerging as a premier network for direct sourcing. Naturally, there’s a lot of excitement. Beeline’s Self-Sourcing platform, as the company describes, empowers clients to find and engage “talent for contract positions, not through traditional staffing suppliers, but through direct access from your Vendor Management System (VMS) to internal and external talent pools.”

However, as SIA’s Kate Goss cautioned, clients may be too eager to dive into uncharted waters: “As with any new solution, unanticipated consequences and difficulty of execution may result in the solution falling short of its initial rosy promise.”

Even companies pioneering solutions for direct sourcing will need suppliers on the backend who can ensure accurate employment classifications and compliance. The good news is that the structure of these offerings accommodates the inclusion of agencies of record (AOR) with the legal and HR resources to qualify independent contractors, administer their invoicing and billing, or move disqualified candidates onto their payrolls as W2 workers through employer of record (EOR) services.

Staffing leaders that have concentrated on combined AOR and EOR solutions allow companies to bridge a crucial gap: they can substantially mitigate the risks of independent contractor engagements while supporting a robust payrolling solution for W2s. Not only are these firms imperative to the new dynamics of non-traditional employment, they’re emblematic of where the industry and the economy are heading.

The Only Constant is Change

Labor regulators and legislators recognize that the laws of employment classification have failed to keep pace with economic shifts. Sen. Mark Warren (D-Va.) famously lobbied Congress to reconsider its stance on independents, citing the dependent contractor status that countries like Canada and Sweden have established. In 2015, a Hamilton Project policy proposal outlined a similar solution: the independent worker.

In the plan, the Brookings Institute explained, “Harris and Krueger propose that independent workers have the right to collectively bargain as well as protection from various forms of employment discrimination. However, independent workers would not qualify for hours-based benefits like overtime or the minimum wage. Harris and Krueger argue this new classification would benefit both workers and businesses, reducing expensive litigation by clarifying the rights and obligations of each party.”

Until these academic theories and regulatory updates take shape, we’re left with the issue of properly classifying candidates as valid independent contractors or W2 talent in need of employers of record. And that’s where the power of AOR and EOR providers shines brightest.

TalentBurst Cares: Fostering a Health-Conscious Work Environment

TalentBurst excels in providing the best contingent labor in IT, Engineering and Life Sciences. We have a talented and hard-working crew headquartered in offices all over the world, and recently our India office decided to make sure that the work hard / play hard mentality wasn’t interfering with overall employee health and well-being. We like to keep a sharp focus on our employee’s quality of life — both physically and mentally — so TalentBurst organized a free Health Checkup Camp to take place at the end of August.
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We invited five doctors to our office to help facilitate the checkups, which were scheduled throughout the day. We wanted each employee to have enough time to get a complete health checkup along with a consultative session with the doctor so they could have a broader understanding of the tests and the impact that the results may have on their daily routine.

  • Eye checkup
  • Fasting Blood Sugar
  • BP Measurement
  • Body Mass Index
  • Pulse Rate Measurement
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • LDL
  • Color Blindness

Because of the huge response, the Health Camp was extended throughout the day so the entire office could participate. Overall, we consider the first TalentBurst Cares Health Checkup an enormous success. We appreciate our employees and we aim to provide more than just a paycheck. In turn, the positive collaborations we have with with our employees sets an example for the types of relationships we want our contingent works to have with our clients.
These are just some of the steps TalentBurst is taking to create a healthy and health-minded workspace. What do you do around the office to keep your health in check? Let us know on our Facebook page.
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