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.

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.

Blending mentalities: Shared program ownership is a step toward TTM

|September 30th, 2020|

Bridging the gaps between procurement and HR can lead to a more balanced set of business drivers for your CW program, and bring you one step closer to total talent management.

Hi-tech leaps transform CW program operations

|September 2nd, 2020|

Technology solutions are reshaping how CW programs operate. From the future of the résumé itself to how hiring organizations will determine a candidate’s proper fit, here is some of what is ahead.

Hi-tech leaps revolutionize how CW programs operate

|July 29th, 2020|

Technology solutions have been reshaping how we build and operate our contingent labor programs and how we view the workforce. The impact of evolving technology on our ecosystem.

Direct sourcing: Don’t overlook ICs as a talent pool

|June 10th, 2020|

How to accommodate stakeholders’ requests for independent contractors without treating them like staff aug.

Changing the paradigm: Using direct sourcing to deliver Covid-19 solutions

|April 22nd, 2020|

Organizations have applied direct-sourcing concepts and functions to quickly mobilize their workforces, track and redeploy displaced workers, and even solve new problems with existing skills and resources.

Slicing and dicing your direct-sourcing initiative

|March 4th, 2020|

With the right approach, a direct sourcing initiative will drive cost savings, enable your organization to take ownership of your brand, create efficiency in sourcing and improve worker quality. What you need to know.