Assembly Bill 5: Five Things You and Your Executive Team Need to Know
September 13, 2019

California is close to changing its labor regulations to move many independent contractors’ status to employee status.

Who manages the supply chain in a contingent workforce program?
August 2, 2019

Contingent workforce management (CWM) programs are fundamentally constructed to manage a process.

Integrations; It’s Broken, Who Fixes It?
July 31, 2019

So hopefully we can all agree that being able to run a contingent workforce program with just one piece of technology working in...

SOW Misclassification
July 9, 2019

The first step to tackling Statement of Work / Services spend: address improperly categorized contractors who are performing staff...

How to Prepare for Uncertainty
June 27, 2019

feel like we live in very uncertain times. Brexit alone is enough to paralyse most people and companies. And it’s not just me. This is...

Are You Paying Your Contingent Workforce All Wrong?
June 4, 2019

The term “contingent worker” is used to describe “work arrangements that differ from regular/permanent, direct wage and salary employment.”

The Process of Determining the Right HR Data Science Delivery Model
May 30, 2019

Uncovering the right HR data science delivery vehicle isn’t always straightforward. For people analytics teams, the road may be rocky if...

Leveraging the Right Talent to Maximize the Benefits of Data Science
May 8, 2019

Although the volume and quality of data generated by HR systems is escalating, data science in HR is still relatively immature.

Herding Cats: What MSPs Really Do
May 1, 2019

While the true origin and actual date of the first MSP-VMS (Managed Service Provider-Vendor Management System) program is often debated,...

How Big Data Can Shape HR Decisions
April 24, 2019

The HR professionals driving decisions through data are creating unprecedented innovations and competitive advantages. Will you be one of...

What is the Value of a Managed Service Program Beyond Year 1?
April 23, 2019

I am frequently asked the question, “What is the ROI on an MSP?” As companies reign in their supply chain for external labor, there are...

Global Process Design: When One Size Doesn’t Fit All
April 9, 2019

Have you heard or said this before? “Our goal is to roll out one global process.” or “We should be doing the same thing in every country.”

The Human Cloud: Winning the War for Talent
March 28, 2019

One of the most exciting developments in staffing and labor sourcing today is the emergence of the human cloud. If you’re asking yourself...

System of Record: What is it?
March 5, 2019

A system of record is an information storage system. It serves as the authoritative data source for a given data element or piece of...

Conquering SOW Spend: The Unrealized Next Big Thing
March 4, 2019

I’ve been hearing for years that the contingent workforce industry is at an inflection point, and that Statement of Work (SOW) spend is...

So You Want to “Go Global”?
February 26, 2019

Over the past five years or so, we have seen an increased volume of two things: US-based programs expanding to Europe and other regions.

Tailoring MSP Solutions to Manufacturing Environments
February 12, 2019

In the last ten years or so, there has been a rapid proliferation of contingent workforce management programs. These come in the form of...

Raising the Bar: Going from Tactical to Strategic with your MSP
February 6, 2019

In the 8+ years I have been in this industry, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have been squeezed out of one-third of their...

Ways to Factor in Location when Benchmarking
February 1, 2019

One of the challenges when designing reports and benchmarks is how best to factor in location as one of the criteria. Very few reports,...

#1 on Your CWM Programme Implementation Checklist: Reporting
January 29, 2019

So you’re about to implement a new contingent workforce management programme. How do you get started? What drives your design principles?

Technical Ability vs. Domain Expertise: Which is More Important for the Resourcing Function?
January 22, 2019

With the increasing use and importance of reporting and analytics as a key component of a resourcing function, how to resource the...

GDPR and the Case for Using VMS and ATS Solutions
January 2, 2019

If you’re still on the fence about using VMS or ATS solutions, a looming regulation might finally convince you. The General Data...

The Pros and Cons of Niche vs General Staffing Providers
December 21, 2018

When constructing a contingent labour supplier list, one of the most common questions is, “What is the right mixture of vendors?” While...

Purchase Orders and Contingent Labor
December 5, 2018

You’re implementing a Vendor Management System (VMS). Should you continue using Purchase Orders (POs) from your procurement/ERP system...

Don’t Let Poor Training Derail Your Contingent Workforce Programme
November 20, 2018

So, you’re implementing a contingent workforce programme. You’re almost to the end of your project. It’s approaching go-live. You’re...

Dipping Your Toes into Talent Pools
November 14, 2018

As more and more organizations are supplementing their workforce with contingent labor, the battle for quality talent has become...

3 Things to Start Doing Tomorrow to Take Your Contingent Worker Management Program Global
November 2, 2018

If you want more control over contingent worker spend in multiple countries, chances are that you’re mulling over big questions, like:

Climate Change: To Survive, the VMS has to Evolve to a More Holistic Solution
October 23, 2018

So much has been said about the vendor management system. There are those who love to hate it, others who think it commoditized the...

The Right Data
October 2, 2018

Analytics is a very broad, heterogeneous subject. Just because there are certain areas of overlap doesn’t mean all analytics offerings...

The Next Frontier: Will the Human Cloud Change CW Management?
August 22, 2018

It is an exciting time in the evolution of contingent labor sourcing and management strategies. Beyond standard recruiting methods such...