MSP

  • Overcoming challenges

Unhappy with your VMS/MSP? Don’t kick them out, instead go back to the drawing board

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Before kicking your provider to the curb, take a closer look at your working history to ensure your program hasn’t driven the relationship under.
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Use tools of the trade to map the CW ecosystem

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Contingent workforce management can be challenging, and keeping up with workforce data and trends is no small feat. Staffing Industry Analysts has many ways to help you keep up.
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Setting up for success in a geographically expanding program: Governance part 2

By |December 16th, 2015|

As reported in Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 Contingent Buyer Survey report, US programs are showing a keen appetite to expand globally. Of the 239 programs participating in the survey, 21% are looking to expand servcies to the Asia-Pacific region over the next four years and 16% are looking to expand services to Europe and/or South […]

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Major US MSP provider acquired by UK firm

By |December 9th, 2015|

Bartech Holding Corp., a Michigan-based staffing and MSP provider, has been acquired by UK-based Impellam Group plc for an initial payment of $120 million.

Bartech’s MSP currently manages more than $3 billion in spend for clients worldwide and ranks eighth among MSPs taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 VMS and MSP Competitive Landscape study based on 2014 spend. […]

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Going internal? Consider all costs

By |November 18th, 2015|

I have had a number of requests for information from companies considering running their contingent workforce programs internally — what functions should be retained and how to go about calculating the associated full life-cycle costs. What are the potential risks and what are the potential rewards?

Over the years, I have seen a number of organizations […]

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First things first: Are you mature enough for global expansion?

By |November 18th, 2015|

One of the most popular topics around contingent workforce management has been expanding your contingent workforce program beyond its initial country, usually the United States.  By all accounts, more and more programs are expanding geographically. The lessons learned from these efforts have been numerous, not least of which is that it is typically more complicated […]

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Don’t forget to audit supply chain partner engagement requirements

By |October 28th, 2015|

The end of the calendar year is a good time to reflect on your program: successful program launches, solid service performances, and enhanced capabilities. Auditing supply chain partner engagement requirements, though, is usually not high on the priority list — but it should be. Certain requirements are fundamental to a program’s capability to operate securely.

Most are […]

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What’s the rationale for your operating model? A tale of two programs

By |September 30th, 2015|

Clients often ask us whether companies are bringing their contingent workforce management (CWM) programs in-house or if the trend is to outsource these programs to a third-party managed service provider? We are seeing companies going to bid for an MSP after years of running their own program management office. At the same time we see […]

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Continuing to realize value from your MSP

By |August 26th, 2015|

In this first part of a three-part series, we examine some common MSP program challenges, potential solutions and ways to increase the overall value of a contingent workforce program to an organization.

Recently, I worked with two separate clients that were in different stages of program maturity but were both looking to transform their contingent workforce […]

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What you should expect from your MSP

By |April 8th, 2015|

Is your MSP taking the steps necessary to reach your CW program’s potential? Highly performing MSPs are differentiating themselves by actively managing program operations and suppliers, while leading program governance and continuous improvement efforts. These efforts are supported by skilled and informed MSP teams that are proactive and flexible in today’s changing market. Here’s what […]

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