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As we approach year-end, we wanted to take some time to look back at some of the most popular posts from 2018. We strive to provide detailed, actionable information for our clients and hope that these posts and more have provided ample benefit. If you missed them the first time around, check out these top five posts from this year.

Managed Services and Staff Augmentation

In January we took a closer look at the similarities and differences between managed services and staff augmentation. We reviewed several aspects of both arrangements including:

  • Costs and outcomes
  • Flexibility and accountability
  • Impact and knowledge sharing

Taking a look at the differences and even similarities between these two methods of bringing in the right talent can give you a better idea of determining your budget and hiring plan for the coming year.

Top Five Benefits of Staff Augmentation

Staff augmentation proved a popular topic for us in 2018. In March, our post about the benefits of staff augmentation became another top blog post. We wanted to provide an overview of not only what staff augmentation entailed, but also the benefits your company could expect.

Augmenting your workforce allows you to benefit from the experience of the contract employee, reduces your overall cost, and allows you to get the skills you need when you need them. The benefits are rounded out by gaining a new perspective and understanding the flexible options available to your business.

Workforce Management Trends

It seems several of our top blog posts happened early in the year. Also in January, we took a closer look at the workforce management trends expected in 2018. We wanted to prepare our readers and clients with the concepts that would put them in the best position for success.

The post looked at topics like the balance between technology and human interaction. We reviewed the trend that’s moving away from traditional education. We shared how to invest in your team. And we encouraged companies to pay attention to mental wellness in the workplace.

Top Five Questions for MSPs

For our readers who wanted to know more about how a managed service provider works in the context of employment, we created this post to provide more answers. When you’re talking with an MSP about providing services, these are the things you should look out for.

  • Billing processes
  • The overall outlook
  • Speed of services
  • Business insurance
  • Contract length

These ideas can get you started in your conversations so you can better understand the process.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

In May, it seems the most popular topic for our blog was recruitment process outsourcing, or RPO. Without a dedicated human resources team, what’s the best way to ensure your hiring process is compliant and efficient? And RPO offers peace of mind to clients that utilize it.

With one, you can cut your costs and save time. This can also improve the productivity in your department or company. It also benefits the candidates by improving the applicant experience. And you’ll be able to focus more on your business rather than the process of hiring and onboarding.


We hope our top posts from 2018 are helpful for you and that 2019 is a great year.


About Anserteam Workforce Solutions

The ANSER to your North American workforce management needs starts with A-Team solutions. Anserteam is the alliance of North American staffing and employment resources. Since 2004, Anserteam has grown to service over 1,500 locations across the United States and Canada. Are you a best-in-class staffing firm looking to increase your client base and secure a greater market share?  Find out how to become part of Anserteam.