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David Ballinger

David R. Ballinger is the CEO at OpSource Staffing, Inc.
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How would your employees benefit from EMS?

Posted by David Ballinger on Dec 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you're running a business, you spend a lot of time thinking about how every decision you make will benefit your business , whether that means improving efficiency or increasing profits — or both!

Too often, leadership fails to consider a major part of their business as they make decisions and set goals. What part would that be? Their workforce!

You already know that EMS (Exclusive Managed Services) benefits your business, but do you realize that it also benefits your employees? Here's how:   

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Tags: Exclusive Managed Services (EMS)

Playing for the same team: How HR departments benefit from having dedicated managed service providers

Posted by David Ballinger on Nov 19, 2018 7:59:00 AM

While many employers assume that outsourcing a dedicated managed service like EMS means replacing their HR team. that is never a requirement.

HR and dedicated managed services are not mutually exclusive; they can — and often do — work together to support your company's bottom line.

Not only does the partnership between EMS and your HR team benefit your company, but it also benefits HR directly. Let's discuss how.

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Tags: Exclusive Managed Services (EMS), Human Resources, Workforce Management

Traditional Staffing vs. A Dedicated Managed Service Provider: What makes them different?

Posted by David Ballinger on Nov 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There is plenty to say about the benefits of having a dedicated managed service provider like EMS (Exclusive Managed Services), but sometimes it can be easy to overlook what it is about EMS that makes it different from other traditional staffing services.

EMS is unique in several ways, and those who have always relied on traditional staffing should know the difference between these two approaches to workforce management services. Let us explain...

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Tags: Exclusive Managed Services (EMS)

Signs that you need to consider a new recruitment program

Posted by David Ballinger on Oct 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes it can be difficult to determine whether or not your current recruitment and hiring processes are effective. Additionally, if you do find that they're ineffective, how do you determine what the solution is going forward?

In order to clear up some of the uncertainty around staffing and recruitment, we have some telltale signs that it's time to consider a different recruitment program for your company and possibly even outsource a managed service provider to handle your workforce.

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Tags: Exclusive Managed Services (EMS)

Fact or Fallacy? 11 Misconceptions about EMS

Posted by David Ballinger on Oct 15, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Every company has its reasons for doing what they do — who they hire and who they don't, where they invest and where they don't, how they manage their workforce and how they don't. 

Unfortunately, though, sometimes the reasons company leaders have for the decisions they make are based on misconceptions. We've found this to often be true with EMS (Exclusive Managed Services). While we readily acknowledge that EMS is not for every company, we do want to make sure companies are not foregoing EMS for the wrong reasons — and especially not for false ones.

This article addresses some common objections and misconceptions companies have when it comes to EMS. 

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Tags: Exclusive Managed Services (EMS)

What can Exclusive Managed Services do for your business?

Posted by David Ballinger on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There's managed services, and there's Exclusive Managed Services (EMS). The difference is in the benefits — and there are a lot of them.

Let's take a look.

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Tags: Human Resources, Exclusive Managed Services (EMS), Workforce Management

5 ways to evaluate the efficiency of your workforce plan

Posted by David Ballinger on Sep 24, 2018 1:31:45 PM

We've already established what strategic workforce planning is and why SWP is important. Now let's dive a little deeper into this concept and discover how you can accomplish strategic workforce planning in a way that's both effective and efficient.

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

The consequences of not having a strategic workforce plan

Posted by David Ballinger on Sep 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There's a big difference between understanding what strategic workforce planning is and deciding that it's necessary for your company.

The concept of strategic workforce planning (SWP) didn't gain much attention until the 2000s, and career professionals have differing perceptions of and opinions on it. Some professionals find the idea of strategic workforce planning to be quite obvious while others view it as superfluous,

Whether you're leaning toward one of these extremes or you're living in no-man's-land and avoiding the idea altogether, it's time to take a closer look at strategic workforce planning and uncover the consequences of not implementing it at your company.

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Understanding strategic workforce planning

Posted by David Ballinger on Sep 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Strategic Workforce Planning is a common industry term among HR professionals. Often abbreviated SWP, strategic workforce planning is primarily about structuring your workforce in a way that helps you accomplish your company's mission and goals.

Let's take a closer look at what exactly that means.

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Should I be outsourcing payroll?

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 20, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Do you ever ask yourself why you're doing payroll? Obviously, your employees depend on their paychecks, but why are you the one cutting those paychecks?

Many times, payroll falls into the lap of the most qualified person who has the least time to do it. Whether you're a busy CEO or an overwhelmed HR manager, payroll doesn't belong on your plate by default. In addition to having a heavy work load, here are some reasons you should consider outsourcing payroll to a professional payroll management service:

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Tags: Workforce Management