Each year, thousands of motor racing enthusiasts arrive on Pikes Peak, located an hour from IQNavigator’s headquarters for the annual Race to the Clouds. The Race to the Clouds is approximately 12.5 miles long with 156 bends wrapped around the mountain, ending 14,000 feet above sea level. Pikes Peak offers the toughest test of car and driver – with some drivers having to wear breathing apparatus to compete in the race.
On June 28, crowds will gather on Pikes Peak where for years, car and motorcycle manufacturers have competed in this race, spending huge sums to get to the top the quickest. In 2014, that all changed. Guy Martin, a little-known trial motorcyclist who even the British would consider ‘slightly eccentric,’ decided to take on Pikes Peak. He did so without the backing of a manufacturer and wanted to do it his way. He built his motorcycle and brought his crew (all two of them) to the mountains of Colorado to compete for the first time. Continue reading
I’m a believer that there are times in business (and life) when taking risks is necessary. However, managing your contingent workforce isn’t one of them, and the risks will only grow given that the demand for contingent workers is expected to increase in the coming years.
Typical internal systems and processes related to managing the contingent workforce are disjointed and inefficient, making it impossible for contingent workforce management (CWM) programs to effectively mitigate risk. Program risk comes in many forms and often doesn’t expose itself until it’s far too late. Continue reading
In Hollywood, the term “breaking the 4th wall” is used to refer to an actor addressing his/her audience directly as opposed to pretending that they don’t exist. For example, this device has been successfully used in classic TV shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Doogie Howser, MD. Is it a coincidence that both shows featured the talented and funny Neil Patrick Harris? I think not!
What does this have to do with the Work Market-IQN partnership? Not a lot other than that I used it to capture your attention and segue into a bit of a behind the scenes look at why we’re excited to be working together and what we’ve learned so far. Continue reading
If you are reading this blog, you already recognize the increasing role of contingent labor in the blended workforce and the value of a holistic strategy to manage it within the enterprise. Many organizations are taking advantage of Vendor Management Systems such as IQNavigator’s leading solution to gain visibility and control over their temporary labor across the enterprise. Realizing cost savings with better management of temporary labor is a big opportunity. But it’s a small part of a much, much bigger opportunity when you consider that Statement of Work (SOW) based service spends are over ten times that of temporary labor. With 70% of businesses lacking the ability to track performance of SOW-based services against critical project milestones, you are not alone if you are exploring alternative approaches to knock down uncontrolled SOW spend. Continue reading
The conclusion of the recent UK General Election brought many surprises, not least of which was that the leading poll predictions were so wrong. As it happened, only the actual exit polls indicated that the incumbent government would stay in power.
At the start of campaigning, the phrase ‘zero-hours contracts’ transformed from a method of securing contract workers to a political standpoint. In doing so, the phrase has attracted a whole slew of interpretations depending on your political spectrum and own circumstance. On one side of the spectrum is the perspective that zero-hour contracts are driven by market forces and the freedom they support is necessary for some industries to thrive. In contrast, the opposing position holds the belief that these contracts are used by employers to take advantage of employees; avoiding financial and legal responsibilities while controlling employees through unfair working hour allocation. Continue reading