Before making a selection for timesheet software, it is important to identify your needs and expectations of functionality. Here are 5 important considerations to take before deciding on a time and expense solution. In addition, you can download The Ultimate Checklist for Selecting Timesheet Software as a tool to guide you.

1. Compatibility

Does the technology fit with your business model? If you have a blended workforce, you’ll need a tool that can manage everything time and expense related parallel to permanent employees, SOW employees, and 1099 employees. Maybe your business is staffing, so you’ll need technology that can manage an entire portfolio of clients.

2. Integration

Does the technology integrate with your current business systems?  In order to optimize business process management, the tool should have the ability to integrate with current back office technology, such as payroll systems.

3. Accessibility

Where can you access the technology and on what type of devices? Find a system that allows flexible accessibility (i.e. desktop, mobile, tablet) for users to record, track, and manage information. Having self-service functionality allows managers and employees to do what they need without being bound by location or time of day.

4. Scalability

What is the maximum capacity of the technology? It’s important to find a tool that works with your business now as well as one that will scale with it towards the future. As your business grows, you will likely undertake more employees, so having a tool with margin for growth can avoid implementation learning curve costs in the long run.

5. Customization

Are you able to set up custom workflows per employee and/or project? If you have many time and expense workflows that you are looking to manage with one tool, you will need technology that allows for unique workflows per circumstance.


About UpGlide

UpGlide is the cloud-based total talent management platform that allows you to manage candidates, employees, vendors, and independent contractors in a central location. UpGlide software is customizable to meet the role-specific needs of direct employers, staffing agencies, and MSPs in managing their workforce and vendors. Use UpGlide to support any piece of the workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.

UpGlide Timesheets

UpGlide Timesheets is a time and expense solution for direct employers and staffing agencies to effectively manage a multi-layered workforce. The application works with any company seeking a straightforward time and expense management tool that conforms with its business model.. The platform is customizable to meet business-specific needs without the restrictions experienced with other timesheet technology platforms.

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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Today, UpGlide announced a major software agreement with a global RPO and MSP solutions enterprise. The company will leverage UpGlide as its sole vendor management system (VMS) technology across its multiple lines of business. Engaging the UpGlide platform will help the company streamline the administration of its talent management, RPO, and MSP programs. The unique flexibility of UpGlide will allow the company to better meet client demand.  The company will use the tool across diverse client segments within manufacturing, consumer goods, financial, healthcare, and life sciences industries. “This is a notable milestone for UpGlide, as we begin a new strategic partnership with a leading global RPO and MSP company. UpGlide will provide a great opportunity for our new client to transcend the limits of its existent processes and upscale workflow all through the platform,” said Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide.

UpGlide’s newly engaged client is a leading talent acquisition solutions organization who conducts business with clients across all continents. Finding better ways to manage the employee lifecycle in today’s world can be challenging with all the viable tech options present in the marketplace. Organizations often hesitate to adopt workforce management tools that only partially meet their requirements. UpGlide provides unique value in addressing this problem. The platform is fully customizable to accommodate any environment, including blended workforce requirements present in staffing business models.

“UpGlide’s solution is a bit different than other VMS technologies available in the market. We facilitate transactional business by establishing long-term relationships. We are ecstatic to be working with a global talent strategy management company and look forward to growing our partnership together. As the business landscape for workforce management continues to evolve, we strive to position UpGlide as an innovative leader of best-fit technology solutions across all industries that engage and/or provide staffing solutions,” said Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide.

UpGlide continues to progress along a positive growth trajectory as it strengthens brand recognition within the workforce management technology space.  In early October, UpGlide launched UpGlide Timesheets, a straightforward time and expense technology solution built for the staffing industry. The application is proficient in managing a multi-layer workforce management program. The company continues to secure deals with direct employers, MSPs, and staffing agencies. “It is exciting to have the opportunity to see UpGlide in action with a full spectrum of clients, each of which is using the tool in a distinct way to trigger different engagement models,” said Aicher. “This new technology deal is going to take UpGlide to new heights in tapping the global talent ecosystem. We look forward to big things to come as we expand our client base and development roadmap. We continue to drive UpGlide as the ultimate technology that solves the challenges of managing the modern workforce.”


About UpGlide

UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide 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.

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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 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.”

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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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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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