AtWork Group is an industry-leading staffing firm providing temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire services across industries. With more than 75 locations in 27 states, the company specializes in three lines of service – AtWork Personnel, AtWork Medical, and AtWork Search.
From its inception, AtWork’s mission has been to be AtWork for You — its employees, clients, and community partners. Every location across the U.S. is empowered to make decisions at the local level so they can provide award-winning service to job seekers in their communities who are looking to make their next career moves. Those same offices provide leadership and guidance to businesses looking to grow local economies and strengthen communities.
AtWork continues to be recognized by ClearlyRated as a Best of Staffing Client and Talent award winner. It has also been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of America’s largest and fastest-growing staffing firms. In addition to providing exceptional service to people seeking work, it’s one of the best staffing firms to work for.
Another company created as a response to unmet needs in the strategic workforce management universe, HCM Strategies was founded by industry veteran Jason Fox in 2018. A full-service workforce analytics firm built on the core value of delivering actionable analytics that solves business problems, HCM’s proprietary technology stands apart from other offerings.
HCM’s market-rate benchmarking utilizes data science and old-fashioned human expertise to ensure clients strategically invest in their workforce management. These components can be combined with the contingent worker management analytics platform capabilities, providing analytics and strategies designed to foster each client’s talent and corporate strategy.
Over the course of their collective 50 years’ experience in data, analytics, finance, and corporate strategy, Jason and the leadership team have designed and implemented predictive analytics departments, global analytics platforms, and data management tools for large global clients.
Their philosophy is built on the notions of cultivating strategic partnerships, supporting analytics maturity, and viewing workforce analytics as a continual process that adjusts to market conditions and business needs.
The company’s standout product is ARCH AI: Market Rate Benchmarking. The platform analyzes the entire labor market to provide accurate, actionable compensation analytics that can then be used in numerous applications and analyses. Using natural language processing, ARCH AI captures key attributes and contexts from job descriptions; our proprietary machine learning engine then intelligently recommends rates tailored to each client’s compensation strategy.
The solution that can function as a stand-alone resource or be incorporated into a company’s existing data analytics platform. HCM can support any size project and incorporate data management, data repositories, business intelligence development, business analytics, and market benchmarking.
A separate venture led by the highly-regarded team at SFS, IC Precheck was launched in 2017 to provide contractor-based certification, disrupting the traditional approach to contractor screenings and client engagements. The company has already garnered industry attention and an impressive client list. Regardless of company size, IC Precheck’s clients are relieved to have a trusted resource where they can outsource their worker classification processes, offload their misclassification risk, and efficiently screen and onboard their freelance talent.
Michael Matherly and Ken Hernandez, the company’s founders, serve as COO and CEO, respectively. Over their combined 25 years in the strategic sourcing sphere, the two personally experienced the archaic, time consuming, and often unreliable processes used for compliance screening and onboarding independent contractors. IC Precheck grew out of Michael and Ken’s desire to create a simpler, faster and more effective compliance delivery model, enabling clients to access and safely engage independent freelancer talent.
The company provides three separate and distinct client-based compliance solutions: IC Precheck certification of freelancers; full IC compliance screening; and agent-of-record services. All service levels include appropriate levels of client indemnification against IC misclassification risk and all contractors are required to participate in the proprietary IC Compliance & Best Practices Training. The company also maintains, in conjunction with legal counsel, Compliance Rules Engine to stay current with state, federal and other jurisdictional regulatory actions, decisions and case law.
IC Precheck keeps its clients safe by taking on their IC misclassification risk and managing it closely throughout the entire contractor life cycle.
A global provider of employer of record services and solutions, PGC was founded nearly two decades ago in Seattle, offering comprehensive administrative strategies – managing payroll, taxes, insurances, benefits, contracts, and day-to-day human resource matters — to the market. As the demand for their services grew, PGC became global, now calling New York City home with offices in San Francisco and London.
Beyond its direct solutions, PGC also acts as a consultancy for its clients, offering expertise, knowledge, and guidance in the areas of workforce engagement strategy, compliance, benefits, and other human resources functions. The company’s experts work across industries, including technology, recruitment, finance, light industrial, IT, design, and pharmaceutical.
A few years ago, the PGC team realized building its own technology to facilitate program management was an essential step to creating a simpler, more efficient, secure process for clients to use.
Precision, the resulting platform, was created so clients can interface easily, setting up individualized platforms supported by personalized service that can solve their complex HR management issues. Every PGC support team is created to meet individual client needs, staffed with rigorously-trained experts.
With Precision, clients can onboard, manage and track their contractors while collecting data for US and Canadian markets that can be used to compare their processes and programs to industry norms. If needed, the technology can be set up to give contract workers access so they can access and update certain personal and project details. And, all PGC processes, including development, are run in-house, so they never rely on third-party support and can respond to client needs easily.
Sourcing for Services was founded in 2014 and was one of the first companies to recognize the need for specialized services to help companies manage their SOW spend. Co-founders Michael Matherly and Ken Hernandez have successfully managed many strategic sourcing, procurement leadership, and professional services programs including SOW and stand-alone SOW programs, including a more than $500 million SOW program at a Fortune 100 financial services company. That experience led to the development of one of the industry’s first SOW workflow automation for a top-tier VMS provider.
When Michael and Ken realized the dearth of solutions available, they drew on their own experiences as procurement and sourcing practitioners.
Their management model doesn’t look like others in the marketplace, with three distinct differences: entry point methodology, sourcing and contract experts, and an extension of the existing client procurement team.
By offering three entry points, SFS is able to integrate virtually ant SOW category or individual transaction regardless of category maturity or operational definition. Providing on-demand shared services support gives clients access to experienced analysts and consultants who have specific skills to address individual client needs. When the SFS team can work as an extension of the client’s existing procurement team, the internal team can focus on the more strategic, higher spend, and higher profile sourcing needs while SFS takes control of un- or under-managed SOW spend incorporating the client’s business practices.