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The Worker Classification Law That Could Be Costing You Money

June 15, 2021 / by Populus Group posted in Human Resources, Populus Group, Managed Service Provider

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Does it ever feel like there's new independent contractor news every time you turn around?  Uncertainty and constant change? Seems very on-brand for post-2020. There have been two major headlines regarding Independent Contractor Compliance circulating around the industry recently: the first is AB 2257, an update to AB 5; and the second is a proposed DOL rule interpreting IC classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Follow along below as we tell you all you need to know and the impact this could play on your procurement strategy for ICC!

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How to Boost Work From Home Productivity & Lessen Workers' Comp Claims

June 11, 2021 / by SitOnIt Seating posted in Furniture, SitOnIt Seating

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought on swift and dramatic changes to industries around the world. For many workers, they were no longer allowed in the office. And those who were still spent many working hours at home. But with all this change, the one constant is that people need to rely on products that can provide lasting support – the increase in WFH workers’ compensation claims proves it. Working from home is the new normal, and so are the risks to bodies and bottom lines.

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with PPAs and VPPAs

June 10, 2021 / by Enel X North America posted in Energy Management, Enel X

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As the need for climate action grows, both utility and corporate buyers are increasingly looking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There are a variety of motivations for these actions—for many corporate buyers, for instance, there is stakeholder pressure from customers, employees, and investors. This need to reduce emissions is leading to increased demand for renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) and virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs).

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How to Drive MRO Savings with Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

June 9, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Industrial Supplies and MRO

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Without Maintenance, Repair, and Operating Supplies (MRO), any manufacturing business would grind to a halt. MRO usually refers to any product or service that is used to support production. Examples are: 

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5 Ways Furniture is Reinventing the Office with Procurement's Help

May 12, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Furniture

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As people begin to return to the office environment there is much talk about what the new work-life will be like. Employees may feel apprehensive: they want to experience interaction with others, but they also want to feel comfortable and safe.  

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Manufacturing Video Security: Where Are Your Deficiencies?

May 10, 2021 / by Konica Minolta posted in IT and Telecom, Manufacturing, Information Technology

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What happened? When you work in a facility with 50-foot ceilings, inventory stacked up high, and the constant movement of heavy equipment around the loading dock, you want your operations to be easy to monitor. It’s not only the big spaces that need visibility, but the smaller spaces where the more refined work occurs. It may even be on the production line that you rely on for optimal efficiency.

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What You Should Ask Before UCaaS

May 7, 2021 / by SpyGlass posted in IT and Telecom, Telecommunications Management

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If your business was thinking about moving to Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) before 2020, the pandemic quickly prompted many to take steps toward the cloud-based delivery model. But transitioning your unified communications (UC) platform of numerous online tools, along with on-premise systems to a hosted UCaaS service isn’t without complications — or costs.

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Does Your Industrial Supplies Partner Provide Enough Value?

May 6, 2021 / by Fastenal posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal

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As global trends in the Industrial Supplies and MRO space continue to shift, customers want more from their suppliers. OMNIA Partners members want more support, more ownership and more overall value.

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Navigating HR Management Services – Procurement May Need Help

April 22, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Human Resources, Group Purchasing Organization, Background Checks and Drug Screening, Procurement

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Sourcing and contracting Human Resources (HR) services is a complex and challenging area and it is not getting any easier. The pandemic has had a big impact on how we work and how we staff our organizations. Employment regulations are also subject to constant change.  

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