Supplier management

Bold Predictions: Partnerships will be the path to dominate the FMS landscape

|August 26th, 2020|

A program manager discusses freelancer management systems and the need for providers to partner with programs’ MSPs, in the Staffing Stream.

Supplier solvency: Tracking how your providers are faring

|August 12th, 2020|

As economies falter amid the pandemic, so do many businesses. Contingent workforce programs will be impacted by the financial health of their staffing providers. Be proactive.

Crossing the divide: Lessons from a CW manager

|April 1st, 2020|

A contingent workforce professional with experience across the ecosystem offers her perspective on how suppliers can better serve and partner with programs like hers.

Keeping on top of industry trends – how do your suppliers rank?

|January 29th, 2020|

Are your suppliers investing in innovations/best practices that boost your program’s bottom line? Compare and discuss.

Thinking vision for 2025? Challenge these common CW (mis)conceptions

|January 8th, 2020|

Organizations launching five- and 10-year planning initiatives would do well to be aware of common assumptions that can hinder program success.

Supplier consolidation: An art form, not science

|November 20th, 2019|

Too many suppliers lead to inferior service and candidate quality and leading programs are taking heed.

Get your supplier to be your advocate

|October 30th, 2019|

In today’s economy it’s about getting the right person on the job. Getting your suppliers’ attention in critical to building that partnership. Tips from the trenches.

What do top programs have in common? It’s more than strategy

|September 18th, 2019|

Mature, top-performing CW programs have a few things in common. Here’s a checklist of these commonalities.

Tech Roundup: LinkedIn’s skill assessments; Upwork MSP partnership; Waymo’s autonomous rides

|September 18th, 2019|

LinkedIn announced a new skills assessment platform for workers and online staffing firm Upwork reported its first MSP partnership. Waymo, a division of Google, reported the number of rides given by its autonomous vehicle passenger service.

Cultivating the optimal supplier base

|August 14th, 2019|

A program manager shares the rationalization process for supplier retention and selection during a global MSP rollout.