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Christopher Paden

About Christopher Paden

Chris Paden, CCWP, is the senior 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.

A new reality: Moving closer to total talent

|June 29th, 2022|

As workers and companies alike are re-evaluating how they engage with each other, total talent management seems finally to be coming into fruition after years of hype. But the solution is not one-size-fits-all, so look for a dynamic approach.
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New solutions to age-old program problems

|May 11th, 2022|

Technology can help contingent workforce programs work through specific challenges, but program managers and stakeholders will require a mindset shift to maximize its effectiveness.
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Chart a path forward

|February 16th, 2022|

Building a contingent workforce program roadmap can help your organization achieve its strategic and operational goals. Here’s how.
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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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