Dawn McCartney, CCWP

About Dawn McCartney, CCWP

Dawn McCartney, CCWP, is vice president of Contingent Workforce Strategies Council for Staffing Industry Analysts. Her extensive buyer-side experience includes contingent workforce policies, procedures, strategies and implementation of contingent workforce programs including VMS selection and supplier selection. She can be reached at dmccartney (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Successful launch? Be prepared for change right out of the gate

|July 15th, 2015|

Getting a program approved and technology implemented is a huge undertaking for any contingent workforce (CW) program manager and organization. As program managers go through their implementations, their focus tends to be on that “go live” moment and working through any issues to achieve the “nirvana” known as steady state. Unfortunately, even with a smooth […]

Include contingents in your safety training programs; You will not trigger co-employment

|June 24th, 2015|

Stories pertaining to a contingent worker being injured on the job, sometimes fatally, make the news almost daily. These accidents typically are due to lack of — or improper — safety training, education or equipment being provided. They often occur within the first few days of their service engagement and they can lead to hefty […]

Tempnapping: When cutting costs may cost you more

|May 6th, 2015|

Some themes are perennial favorites. Cutting costs within a contingent workforce program is definitely one. Of late, however, it has become a hot topic. While some programs always seem to be in cost-savings mode, others find themselves forced to cut costs due to unforeseen market dynamics in their industry. Acquisitions, mergers and even reduced profit […]

Crossing the finish line doesn’t mean you won

|April 1st, 2015|

When a contingent worker finishes an assignment and there is no communication from the engagement manager, the program office often will assume the contingent worker completed the assignment successfully and met with the manager’s approval. After all, no news is good news, right? If there was an issue, the engagement manager would have informed the […]

Furloughing contingents could pay off if done right

|March 4th, 2015|

Furloughs are not something new to the workforce. Typically we see furloughs implemented when there are forecasted slowdown periods in standard business operations. The term sounds much nicer than “temporary layoff,” which is what it really is. The difference is that for company employees who receive benefits, those tenured benefits are not suspended, as they […]

Pursuing diversity with care

|February 11th, 2015|

Diversity and contingent labor are not new to each other, however, requesting staffing firms’ assistance in diversity efforts and the way in which contingent labor programs are being asked to track it are new.

In the past, the topics of diversity and contingent labor focused mainly on tracking the amount of diversity spend within the contingent […]