Death of the Purchase Order: Handling Payments with a VMS

November 24, 2015 | By Tim Woodall

Back in the mists of time, in beautiful Ipswich, my first job was on an Accounts Payable team. My key responsibility was checking incoming invoices and mapping to paper Purchase Orders (POs). This often involved wading through various files to find something that had inevitably been misfiled. Often, the worst invoices to reconcile were those from recruitment agencies due to the variance of hours, overtime, change of staff, etc. However, just before I left, something revolutionary happened: an online PO system was introduced. Suddenly, invoice processing became much faster…

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IQN and Our Technology Partners: Joining Forces to Help You Find Better Talent, Faster

November 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment By Kevin Poll

If you follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn, you’ve noticed my crazy excited tweets and posts about IQN’s growing partner ecosystem. IT’S AMAZING! IQN is truly revolutionizing the contingent workforce industry.

I’m thrilled to contribute to the revolution as a part of the IQN Strategic Alliances team. We search high and low throughout the human capital space to find the best and most innovative solutions to help you win the war for talent and optimize your enterprise-wide human capital strategy. Continue reading

Back to the Future (of Workforce Management)

October 21, 2015 | 1 Comment By Manfred Vogels

back to the futureI love older classic movies. This week, looking through my modern “on screen” TV guide, I saw a classic movie scheduled for today, October 21st: Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly (one of my teenage heroes). As it turns out, the 21st is no coincidence; at the end of the movie, Doc and Marty travel from 1985 to October 21, 2015! It’s fascinating to see what the filmmakers invented for the future and what has been realized so far.

You might be surprised at how much actually has turned into reality within the last 30 years. Lexus just recently launched its Hover Board, and some say this is close enough. Wearable technology, video calls and tablet computers were all a part of the movie’s vision of the distant future (i.e., today). If that weren’t enough, Pepsi is releasing its Pepsi Perfect bottle just like the one in the movie, and the Chicago Cubs are advancing in the postseason as predicted by the movie.

So I thought, what the scriptwriters and directors did 30 years ago is a really useful exercise. With that in mind, and a nice glass of red wine, I put myself in the director’s chair and went back to the future…of workforce management. What would the future world of workforce management look like 30 years from now and how can we shape the future? Continue reading

The Grand Unified Sandwich Theory

October 15, 2015 | Leave a Comment By Brian Hoffmeyer

sandwichI’m writing this from 35,000 feet on my way to New Orleans. As a foodie (actually, I prefer the term “gastronaut,” but that’s a topic for another post), I’m super excited to eat and drink my way through one of America’s greatest food cities. One of the foodstuffs I’m most excited about having is the muffaletta at Cochon Butcher! The muffaletta is a classic illustration of the Grand Unified Sandwich Theory,* which states:

Any great sandwich must be more than the sum of its parts.

Simply said, a muffaletta’s layers of bread, sliced cured meats, cheese, and olive salad together taste much better than any of them could alone. The theory holds here as it does in other classics.

Do you know what else is greater than the sum of its parts? IQN’s alliance partner ecosystem, IQN Connect! Today we announced exciting new partnerships with Montage, HireRight, and Genesys Talent. Continue reading

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