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Christopher Paden

About Christopher Paden

Chris Paden, CCWP, is the director of contingent workforce strategies and research for SIA, with primary responsibilities supporting the CWS Council for the Americas and focused on benchmarking best practices and providing advocacy for the industry. He can be reached at cpaden (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

2021 in review: Big trends in CW management

|December 8th, 2021|

The past year has been another unprecedented one for the workforce solutions ecosystem. Here's a recap of some of the most important events and impacts of 2021.
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Supplier rationalization: Unearth their value before trimming their ranks

|October 27th, 2021|

The talent crunch is forcing contingent workforce buyers to re-evaluate how and where they source. Here are some ways to rationalize and optimize your supply base.
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Contingents are key to the future of work

|September 22nd, 2021|

Insights on the biggest influences on the future of work and what organizations should be thinking about as they plan their roadmap for the future.
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Sourcing channels: Keys to an effective guided buying process

|August 4th, 2021|

A guided buying process helps drive proper resource/supplier utilization and adoption of emerging sourcing channels like direct sourcing and on-demand talent sourcing. Here are three components such a process should have.
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Emerging tech options for your direct-sourcing program

|June 30th, 2021|

Technology is a foundational element of a mature direct-sourcing program, but the vast options makes it tricky to explore. Here are the various types of technologies that are emerging and how they can add value to your business.
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Direct sourcing: A flexible concept

|May 19th, 2021|

Direct sourcing is a versatile option. Get good ROI by adopting the strategies that best suit your program.
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More than a logo: Harnessing your talent brand

|April 14th, 2021|

Without a strong talent brand, companies may have an uphill battle in attracting candidates. How to harness it to ensure a more successful direct sourcing initiative.
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Direct sourcing: An evolving concept

|March 3rd, 2021|

Interest in direct sourcing is high. Program components and individual strategies can become critical success points for your initiative, many of which have little to do with the actual recruitment function.
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To return or not to return?

|January 20th, 2021|

When going back to the workplace becomes an option, companies will need to consider their plans carefully to ensure the stability of their talent pools as well as their employer brand.

Say hello to the RFS

|December 2nd, 2020|

Why traditional tactics may be holding your program back — and what you should use instead. From the RFP to contract length, it’s time to evolve your program’s approach.