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Dawn McCartney, CCWP

About Dawn McCartney, CCWP

Dawn McCartney, CCWP, is vice president of Contingent Workforce Strategies Council for Staffing Industry Analysts. Her extensive buyer-side experience includes contingent workforce policies, procedures, strategies and implementation of contingent workforce programs including VMS selection and supplier selection. She can be reached at dmccartney (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.
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Co-employment is a fact of life, but tenure confusion prevails

By |May 18th, 2016|

Used for the right reasons they provide great benefits, but relying on assignment limits to mitigate co-employment risk is ineffective.
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No news does not necessarily mean … good news

By |April 20th, 2016|

Many program managers assume silence is golden, but lack of feedback can be a problematic.
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How would your program score? Ask suppliers.

By |March 16th, 2016|

Times are changing and buyers need to be aware that their programs could be rated by their staffing suppliers.
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Branding your program, creating ‘value ambassadors’

By |February 23rd, 2016|

Why creating a strong brand for your program is critical to success and announcing a CW program branding contest.
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Gig economy: IC program on steroids?

By |January 20th, 2016|

It’s a big topic of conversation: the gig economy. We at Staffing Industry Analysts are dedicating an entire industry conference in September to focus on it: “Collaboration in the Gig Economy.” Some companies in the space are household names — Uber, Airbnb etc. Others are start-ups fighting to keep afloat. But what is this economy […]

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It’s new and hot, but is self-sourcing really for you?

By |December 23rd, 2015|

Since our CWS Summit and Solutions Forum in October, the number of inquiries we’ve fielded regarding self-sourcing — how to do it and the perceived benefits — have increased two-fold. With the immediate thought by most program managers of significant cost savings, it almost seems a “no brainer” — why wouldn’t an organization consider implementing […]

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Considering a program change? Understand its value first

By |November 11th, 2015|

In a recent CWS 3.0 article, I shared some pointers for program managers to consider for a successful change within their CW program. As we know, a successful change is critical for the program, the team implementing the change and the organization as a whole. But before you can concern yourself with having a successful […]

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The customer is not always right: Listen when your supplier says ‘no’

By |October 14th, 2015|

Years ago, it was almost more uncommon not to bestow clients with trips, golf excursions and extravagant dinners when pursuing a spot on a that preferred supplier list. Now, many companies prohibit employees in any role from accepting a gift from a supplier or potential supplier.

Although the ability to sway a client to partner with […]

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Program policies and business rules: Don’t assume everyone knows they exist

By |September 23rd, 2015|

How often do you get a call from a stakeholder telling you they need an ID badge and network access by tomorrow morning for a new contingent worker you had no idea was starting? Find it frustrating? Even though you have established comprehensive processes or business rules on how to engage a contingent worker, do […]

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Successful launch? Be prepared for change right out of the gate

By |July 15th, 2015|

Getting a program approved and technology implemented is a huge undertaking for any contingent workforce (CW) program manager and organization. As program managers go through their implementations, their focus tends to be on that “go live” moment and working through any issues to achieve the “nirvana” known as steady state. Unfortunately, even with a smooth […]

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