UpGlide Sponsors 2017 TechServe Alliance Conference & Tradeshow

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UpGlide is a proud sponsor of the 2017 TechServe Alliance Conference & Tradeshow occurring November 9-11, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. The purpose of the conference is for IT & engineering staffing and solutions professionals to discuss best practices, innovative ideas, and industry intelligence affecting the IT & engineering staffing industry.

TechServe Alliance is the premier IT & engineering staffing association dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT & engineering staffing and solutions industry. TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT & engineering staffing and solutions for clients, and exceptional professional opportunities for every IT & engineering consultant.

About UpGlide

UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide’s vendor management system (VMS) is customizable to meet role-specific needs of end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies within the contingent workforce ecosystem. Use UpGlide to support any piece of the contingent workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.

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UpGlide Launches New Programs and Agreements with MSP Partners

UpGlide continues to capitalize on its existing partner adoption rate by launching two new programs with current MSP partners.  Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide said, “Our goal is to bring VALUE to partnerships in any and every way possible.  I am very pleased to see our efforts rewarded through our existing MSP partners using UpGlide as their preferred VMS technology to facilitate new program wins.”  UpGlide will be deployed within partners in the medical and manufacturing staffing industries as a complete program management tool. Aicher continued, “With UpGlide’s built in flexibility to customize per client specifications, our partners see great value in presenting the platform to all industries without hesitation. This adds great diversification of industry segments we serve.”

In addition, over the past two weeks UpGlide has signed contracts with two new national MSP partners as their VMS technology provider.  Aicher said about the news, “It is an honor for the UpGlide team to be selected by two highly respected industry leaders. I am humbled by the commitment of our new partners’ leadership teams introducing UpGlide as a key component of their future growth strategy.”  Aicher continued, “To be involved in our MSP partners’ sales strategies and growth planning is very exciting.  We look forward to the possibilities and opportunities the future holds.”

Click here to view the full press release.

Channel Data. Gain Intel. Increase Efficiency.

UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide’s vendor management system (VMS) is customizable to meet role-specific needs of end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies within the contingent workforce ecosystem. Use UpGlide to support any piece of the contingent workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.

Interested in learning more about UpGlide?

8 Components of an Effective Job Description

A job posting should clearly portray a snapshot of the available position and compel target candidates to apply by delivering necessary information. Here are 8 components of an effective job description to attract more qualified job seekers for available positions.

1. Job Title

When creating a job title, the title should accurately depict experience level and responsibilities that the employee will perform. The title should be standard enough for relevant job seekers to find it in a search. Standardization is also useful for comparing across positions of parity in compensation and responsibilities.

2. Job Description

After the job title is established, write a 1-3 sentence job description highlighting how the position delivers value to your organization. This should summarize the most pertinent aspects of the job. The details will follow in the next section, “key responsibilities”.  Monster provides sample job descriptions by job title for some examples.

3. Key Responsibilities

Establish 5-15 essential responsibilities that the employee will execute. These should be concise in bullet format, and each responsibility should begin with a present-tense action verb. If you need some verb ideas view this list of awesome action verbs. Each point should list the action to be taken followed by the purpose of completing it.

4. Skills and Qualifications

This section is comprised with educational level, years of experience, technical skills, and certifications requirements. This section is relevant for effectively filtering out unqualified job seekers. Skills and qualifications that are mandatory should be distinctively separate from those that are preferred. If candidates absolutely must have a credential to be considered, explain the credential’s relevance to job competency.

5. Supervisor & Department

It is important to include details on whom the employee will report to and where the employee will fall in the organization’s hierarchy. If the job is team oriented, explain who the employee will be interacting with on a regular basis. This helps applicants understand the lines of authority and working relationships defined in the role.

6. Employment Type & Benefits

Be transparent about the position’s non-exempt or exempt status. If it is a contract position, specify if it is temporary or contract-to-hire and quantify the duration of employment. Include details on where the position in located.  If the position requires travel, denote a percentage to amount of travel required (i.e. < 50%). List any benefits that will be provided to the employee such as medical insurance, 401(K), and paid time off accrual.

7. Company Overview

Candidates should have a brief overview about the hiring company, so they understand the company culture and landscape. Include information about corporate values, objectives, geographical presence, and work environment.

8. Contact Information

Provide contact information in case applicants have questions or technical difficulties submitting their application.

About UpGlide

UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Upglide provides centralization for workforce management tools, including job description templates that can be repurposed to place job orders. Assess, qualify, and hire candidates in one seamless transaction with UpGlide.

Interested in learning more about UpGlide?

UpGlide Bronze Sponsor of Bullhorn Engage 2017

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UpGlide is a Bronze Sponsor of Bullhorn Engage 2017 taking place in Boston, MA on June 7th -9th. Engage brings together practitioners and innovative business leaders in B2B services industries including Staffing and Recruiting, SaaS, and Consulting.

UpGlide will be exhibiting at the conference. Stop by to learn how UpGlide’s contingent workforce platform combined with Bullhorn creates custom workflow and enhances end to end automation.

Channel Data. Gain Intel. Increase Efficiency

UpGlide, a Bullhorn Marketplace partner, is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide services end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies with a customizable VMS solution that streamlines contingent workforce programs through aggregate process automation.

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UpGlide Announces New VMS Agreements with Large National MSP Providers

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UpGlide is excited to announce that last week it entered into agreements with two national, well renowned MSP providers. Each of the new MSP partners are fully engaging UpGlide’s cloud-based vendor management system (VMS) technology to support of their contingent workforce programs with their end clients within the mid-market space.  The process consisted of an extensive evaluation process across numerous other tools in the market, both MSPs ultimately selected UpGlide as their VMS choice for the software’s customizability along with its feature robustness. UpGlide offers a program specific interface featuring a very unique pricing model within the industry that brings immediate financial return to its partners.

The litmus test for VMS tools is modern technology that allows users to easily manage vendor performance, mitigate risk, and process quality candidates to clients. UpGlide provides this and additional back office modules to create a comprehensive end to end solution.  “We are able to differentiate UpGlide in the market through continued strengthening of our software components that align to each unique MSP/end client strategy,” said Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide. “We never propose a one-size-fit all technical solution. We configure our VMS to execute upon specific business criteria identified by the MSP program/end client.” UpGlide leverages customizability to modify application views, dashboard details, and technical framework to accommodate all contingent workforce programs within all industry segments.

“I am very excited about our new MSP partners committing to UpGlide and recognizing the unique value the tool provides to the mid-market segment of the industry.  With each engagement, we work diligently to create a technology solution that allows our MSP partners to grow their bottom line while ensuring their end clients remain extremely happy,” said Aicher. UpGlide continues to help MSPs overcome loop-holes existent in contingent workforce management through integration, innovation, transformation, and scalability.

Click here to view the full press release.

Channel Data. Gain Intel. Increase Efficiency.

UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide’s vendor management system (VMS) is customizable to meet role-specific needs of end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies within the contingent workforce ecosystem. UpGlide can be used to support any piece of the contingent workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.

Interested in learning more about UpGlide?

Empower VMS Rebrands to UpGlide

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Empower VMS, a cloud-based vendor management system, has announced a name change to UpGlide, as well as a full rebranding transition. The name change reflects the software’s commitment to simplifying contingent workforce management processes for users through seamless, forward, and continuous connectivity to diverse touchpoints in the contingent workforce ecosystem.

“UpGlide provides a best total value solution for organizations seeking a simple and viable tool to streamline vendor and contingent workforce management. Changing the name to UpGlide is symbolic of the software’s flexibility to propel any contingent workforce program in the right direction, regardless of company size or user role,” said Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide.

UpGlide is designed to be a multifunctional platform and is completely customizable to meet program specifications for end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies. “We have created a VMS that provides essential functionality to drive an effortless user experience,” said Aicher.

UpGlide enables aggregate process automation over job orders, compliance documents, expenses, timesheets, and reporting, so users can easily manage contingent workforce programs. The software’s full rebrand includes a fresh website and visual identity to personify its modern and simplistic appeal to consumers. “We continue to focus on creating unique value by providing an economical solution for SMBs; these organizations receive the benefits of using a VMS without splurging on an enterprise platform,” said Aicher.

Click here to view the full press release.

Channel Data. Gain Intel. Increase Efficiency.

UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide is customizable to meet role-specific needs of end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies within the contingent workforce ecosystem. UpGlide can be used to support any piece of the contingent workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.

Interested in learning more about UpGlide?

5 Questions to Ask: Find the Best Candidates for Contingent Job Placement

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How do you find the best candidates for contingent job placement? There are many benefits to using the contingent workforce, but qualifying contingent workers comes with its own set of challenges, such as finding those that hold strong qualities of adaptability and self-motivation.

Asking the right questions can help determine who the best matched candidates are to meet your business objectives. Here are 5 questions to ask candidates when recruiting for non-permanent positions.

1. “Why are you interested in a non-permanent position?”

It is important to understand why candidates have interest in non-permanent positions to better forecast their potential success in the role. Look for candidates that are adaptive to new work environments, determined to enhance their skillsets, eager to gain more experience, and grow professionally.

2. “How do you adjust to different work environments?”

Adaptability is one of the most desirable traits of the contingent workforce.  A good candidate will exude the ability to “blend” in unfamiliar places. Due to quick shifts in contingent job placement, contingent workers need to adjust to different work environments with ease.  This includes understanding project specific objectives, corporate policies, and socializing with ease among coworkers.

3. “How would you describe your communication style?”

Strong candidates will have direct communication patterns. This ensures that they are receptive to employer feedback and not afraid to ask for clarification with regards to project related tasks. Directness enables effectiveness, ensuring continuous momentum of short-term projects without misinterpretation of communication.

4. “Describe a time when you showed initiative with a project.”

The expectation of contingent workers is to show project initiative and be self-motivated.  Candidates that display confidence in their areas of expertise are more likely to complete relative projects with precision.  In addition, they will be problem solvers and resourceful in finding solutions to questions that weren’t specifically addressed in orientation.

5. “Do you have the required skills listed on the job description?”

Remember to be transparent about skill requirements in your job descriptions, so candidates are aware of qualifiers. You’ll want candidates that can demonstrate working skills and knowledge of programs and tools applicable to assigned projects.

Takeaways:

  • Asking the right questions will allow you to find the best candidates for contingent job placement.

Desired qualities to look for when looking for contingent workers:

  • Eagerness to gain more experience
  • Adaptability to new work environments
  • Direct communication patterns
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative to solve problems
  • Strong knowledge and skill applicable to assigned project

UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that helps users channel data, gain Intel, and increase efficiency. End clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies use UpGlide to source the most qualified candidates for contingent job placement.  Assess, qualify, interview, and hire candidates in one seamless transaction with UpGlide.

Interested in learning more about UpGlide?

3 C’s of Cloud Workflow Management for Workforce Programs

How can cloud workflow management enhance user experience while increasing process efficiency? Cloud software has allowed everyone from hiring managers to staffing agencies improve their workforce programs through automation of client, candidate, and vendor management. Cloud software has allowed everyone from hiring managers to staffing agencies improve their workforce programs through automation of client, candidate, and vendor management. Implementing cloud workflow management can alleviate outdated HR processes while delivering significant time and cost savings while eliminating timesheet and billing nightmares.

Whether you are a staffing agency, MSP, or corporate HR manager, it is important to know how to turn technology into an advantage. These are the 3 C’s of cloud workflow management to continuously optimize your workforce program.

Create

How does your organization create unique value through service delivery? In order to have a successful workforce program, you have to be able to cater to client, vendor, and candidate needs. Dealing with multiple users equals catering to different expectations. Cloud software should provide flexibility to adapt to the evolving staffing environment. Use cloud workflow management to customize each user experience while consolidating application processing. It is a win for all – you meet all expectations while simplifying your workflow.

Collaborate

It is important to make sure everyone is on the same page.  Having well set cloud software will allow external and internal partners to collaborate in a centralized platform, making it easier for everyone to work together on HR related processes.  You eliminate human errors by automating day-to-day tasks – allotting more time to be proactive in meeting long term business objectives.

Connect

Often organizations need a way to manage multiple clouds from one screen.  Good cloud software will have the ability to connect workflow across external management systems. Flexible integration capabilities are essential to synchronize data updates across your network.

UpGlide allows you to create, collaborate, and connect all contingent workforce related processes in a central platform. If you’re looking for the cloud-based solution that delivers enhanced user experiences while increasing process efficiency, learn more about UpGlide’s unique user attributes.

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Why use the Contingent Workforce?

The workforce continues to transform and traditional employees will soon be replaced by the contingent workforce. A research study conducted by Intuit predicted 40% of the US workforce will be contingent workers and more than 80% of large corporations will increase their use of the contingent workforce by 2020.

After the recent economic recession, organizations are taking a different approach to fulfill their workforce gaps by capitalizing on the contingent workforce. This allows organizations to meet project demands without making commitments to full time employees.

Why use the Contingent Workforce?

 

Close Skill Gaps

Organizations face the challenge of acquiring and retaining qualified candidates for high-demand disciplines such as IT and engineering. In order meet business objectives, employers leverage the flexibility of the contingent workforce to close skill gaps and execute projects as they arise.

Cost Savings

The adaptable nature of the contingent workforce lets organizations experience significant cost savings on administration and employee benefit packages.  Instead of maintaining full time employees in areas with project variability, employers can source appropriate candidates on a “just in time” basis to fit project scope and timeline specifications.

Time to Productivity

Typically upon hire, contingent workers can start working immediately, since employers’ source candidates that already hold critical skills necessary to complete the task at hand.  Time saved and increased productivity allows organizations to be more agile and responsive to fluctuating market conditions.

Qualified Talent for Quality Results

The contingent workforce provides more opportunity for organizations to utilize the most qualified candidates. Employers can secure employees on a contingent basis that have more applicable skills and knowledge than that of someone they could afford on a full time basis. This allows projects to be completed with high degree of quality to achieve optimal results.

Final Thought

There are many reasons why more and more organizations are opting to utilize the contingent workforce. However, employers must be equipped with the right tools to meet the requirements of managing the contingent workforce. UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that helps organizations proactively manage contingent workforce strategies.  UpGlide provides full visibility over contingent workforce investments and tools to effectively monitor projects from beginning to end.

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