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Greater interest in analytics among buyer trends

Greater interest among staffing buyers in analytics, a flattening VMS and MSP penetration rate and more interest in trying new staffing suppliers were among trends in data presented during a talk Tuesday by Staffing Industry Analysts’ John Nurthen and Bryan Peña during the last day of the Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit in Las Vegas.

Nurthen is executive director, global research, at Staffing Industry Analysts. Bryan Peña is senior VP, contingent workforce strategies.

The data came from a survey of representatives from more than 200 large companies around the globe that buy staffing services. Some of the trends seen in the data included:

Discussion of the buyer survey data was just one small part of the CWS Summit. Other discussions covered a variety of topics from taking a contingent workforce program global to legals issues facing the contingent workforce and from networking events to discussions of advanced analytics. The conference ended with a list of 50 ideas for contingent workforce managers, delivered by Peña; Staffing Industry Analysts’ Dawn McCartney, director of contingent workforce strategies and research; and Peter Reagan, director of contingent workforce strategies and research for Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.


Although the CWS Summit ended today, staffing-related events continue in Las Vegas as Staffing Industry Analysts today begins the Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference that will run through Thursday.