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By Christopher J. Dwyer  |  August 11, 2017
There are few industries similar to today's non-employee workforce from evolution and progression standpoints: few other arenas within the business world move as fast and have as much as impact. What is truly confounding yet exciting about today's world of... Read More »
By Sean DeAvila  |  July 27, 2017
Contingent worker engagement is a vital component to your total workforce strategy. According to a Harvard Continuing Education article, millennial employees are placing more value on... Read More »
By Sean DeAvila  |  May 23, 2017
Every healthcare professional knows that even the status quo carries risk. Otherwise, why spend millions on preventive care measures every year? Identifying issues before they reach a crisis point can save billions of dollars as well as lives. The same could be said for... Read More »
By Patricia "Trish" Braa  |  May 11, 2017
When you need a personal resource for anything from a financial advisor to a painter to an event planner, you likely reach out to family and friends for a... Read More »
By Patricia "Trish" Braa  |  April 27, 2017
Fifty years ago, it was easy to describe the workforce by what workers did and where and when they did it. Not everyone, of course, but most people toiled on farms, in factories, stores and offices. They harvested goods or manufactured goods or sold goods or tracked goods. They worked from... Read More »
By Karen Maarouf  |  April 26, 2017
Back in the office from the recent VMS Accelerators conference (VMSA LIVE) in Phoenix, Arizona, I'm reflecting on a highly informative and productive event. With its focus on engaged discussions - rather than one-sided presentations - it provided a great opportunity for... Read More »
By Michael Werblun  |  March 27, 2017
Last week, I was honored to present to industry experts at the 2017 Procurement Leaders Conference. I'll confess, though, I was taken aback when I asked participants about their role in contingent workforce management programs. Although every single one was "involved" in their company's CWM - whether running RFPs, negotiating contracts, and setting up vendors - none of them actually... Read More »
By Arkadev Basak  |  February 14, 2017
The global workforce is undergoing transformation. Generational, geographical and economic shifts have forced employers to recast talent sourcing strategies, including those related to contingent talent. The movement away from traditional employment has spurred the growth of freelancing, independent contracting, statement of work (SOW) engagements, crowdsourcing and a gig economy. Automation, in all shapes and forms, will perhaps be the... Read More »
By Lisa Quattrini  |  February 3, 2017
To kick this series off, I started with a blog that argued how best practices in contingent workforce management can hold a good business back. "Best," after all, is a relative term - relative to a business, its industry, its location and its many varying workforce demands. It’s like the perennial "do dogs or cats make the best pet?" question. There isn't one right answer (passionate arguments aside) and there isn't one set of... Read More »
By Sean DeAvila  |  November 15, 2016
When video games first came out, people were thrilled to watch a white ball bounce from one side of a black screen to another. If you touched your first joystick today, however, your experience would be significantly better than those of early gamers, because over time, game developers honed their expertise and learned how to deliver a better experience. The value of experience can be seen in contingent workforce programs as well. That is a huge plus for... Read More »
By Michael Werblun  |  September 26, 2016
Skills shortages, generational shifts, new ways of working and the impact of technology have all helped spur the growth of contingent labor and altered the way organizations acquire talent. Navigating the increasingly complex talent ecosystem requires innovative approaches to talent acquisition and creative use of... Read More »
By Lisa Quattrini  |  September 9, 2016
Is there something better than the best? Perhaps not linguistically but when it comes to contingent workforce management, best practices are not always what's best for your business. Could it be about time we got rid of... Read More »
By Michael Werblun  |  March 1, 2016
Vendor neutrality isn't strictly about vendors or who supplies contingent labor anymore. It is about an objective business approach designed to... Read More »
By Lisa Quattrini  |  January 20, 2016
In my experience, businesses with winning brands have more than great marketing and style. They have more than strong resources and revenues. Winning brands have... Read More »
By Nancy Hecker  |  December 23, 2015
Today you can do most anything with your mobile device. Buy. Bank. Work. Search. Play. Watch. Film. Plan. Fish (no joke). In fact, the important question is not “What can you do with mobile tools?” The question is “What do you want and... Read More »