Use tools of the trade to map the CW ecosystem

|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.

Dig beyond the technical when choosing a VMS

|December 9th, 2015|

When implementing a vendor management system, some of the more important things to watch might not be the most obvious.

Freescale Semiconductor recently switched from an MSP and VMS solution to a VMS run in-house. We asked Paula Taylor, global strategic sourcing manager what is most important to keep in mind when choosing a VMS.

Instead of […]

Don’t forget to audit supply chain partner engagement requirements

|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 […]

VMS Implementation: Clean data, all-company support vital

|October 21st, 2015|

This week, we asked Amy Gordon, global head of external workforce center at SAP: “What are tips to keep in mind when implementing a new VMS solution?”

International software firm SAP deployed the Fieldglass VMS to serve as a single point of access to engage with more than 20,000 external workers via service providers and global […]

A go-to VMS integration reference: Read the experts’ guide to best practices

|September 16th, 2015|

Everyone who’s gone through the process knows integrating any technology is frequently a painful but ultimately rewarding process. As a program manager, what if you had a guide to steer you in the right direction and give you the best practices available for VMS integration? Even better, what if the guide was built and created […]

The VMS horizon: Innovations to look forward to

|June 24th, 2015|

This week, Staffing Industry Analysts released its 2015 VMS service and features differentiators report to CWS Council members. This report provides the most comprehensive review of where technology is evolving in our industry and how today’s providers are innovating to create the next-generation VMS that promises to fundamentally alter how work gets done.

VMS names like […]

New offering allows companies to source directly through VMS

|June 3rd, 2015|

Ten months after buying freelancer management system OnForce, Beeline announced a new plugin that enables organizations to source freelancer talent alongside staffing agency searches via the VMS. This gives enterprises a simple means with which to access freelance talent and is good for the contingent labor ecosystem as a whole.

While Beeline and OnForce had been […]

Track this: be prepared with data to support program expansion

|April 1st, 2015|

When preparing to expand your contingent workforce program, whether in terms of new business unit coverage, new global locations or additional worker classifications such as statement of work (SOW) or independent contractors (IC) talent, there are a few approaches you could take.

Some CW program managers engage prospective business stakeholders with readiness assessment tools or success […]

Contingent labor is simple, engaging them another paradigm

|March 11th, 2015|

The world we live in is quite simple when it comes to contingent labor. A firm has a need for a task or service, then a human resource that can resolve that task or provide that service is engaged — which can be in many forms — the resource is compensated when the task is […]

VMS technology vendors continue to differentiate in a crowded market

|February 4th, 2015|

Vendor management system providers have their own rationale and direction for continued investment in their proprietary technology solution, as is evident in Staffing Industry Analysts’ VMS Service Differentiators report. However, broad themes do exist, whether it’s back-end ERP integration, worker engagement, mobile solutions, business intelligence or delivering solutions that can manage an extended and global workforce. […]