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.

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.

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.