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Kersten Buck, CCWP

About Kersten Buck, CCWP

Kersten Buck, CCWP, is vice president of global strategic solutions for Staffing Industry Analysts. She has extensive domestic and global experience in staffing and contingent workforce management. She can be reached at kbuck (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Don’t get left behind: Why you should attend the CWS conferences

|September 30th, 2015|

Large contingent labor programs are becoming more and more complicated. Management of these programs has evolved greatly over the years and will continue to do so as the nature of work changes and the ways people engage in work expands beyond traditional employment. Years ago, temporary labor was something used simply to cover a maternity […]

SOW what: Why you should work this spend category into your program

|August 5th, 2015|

Developing or modifying a contingent workforce program can be a painful experience that requires a detailed communication plan coupled with a solid project plan. That becomes even more the case when you want to fold in statement-of-work (SOW) or project services spend. It is sure to be met with resistance, perhaps even more than any […]

Different strokes: Business units may require their own CW rules

|May 13th, 2015|

When employing a VMS/MSP, some think it would be easiest to apply one set of rules to all stakeholders in the program — internally and externally. However, rarely will this work; it is even more unusual a program could have one set of rules that would meet all of the needs for all of the […]

Facilitated contact: It’s a sign of the times

|April 22nd, 2015|

When the VMS/MSP trend became popular, program managers pushed hard to keep suppliers from having direct contact with the hiring managers in efforts to avoid rogue spend. At that point, some good suppliers were edged out of programs because their model didn’t support this kind of blind sourcing of candidates. Suppliers that didn’t always have […]