Dawn McCartney

Director, Contingent Workforce Strategies & Research

Dawn MsCartney

Dawn McCartney is the Director of Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research for Staffing Industry Analysts. She has over 13 years of human resource experience working on both the supplier and buyer sides. Her expertise on the buyer side includes contingent workforce policies, procedures, strategies and implementation of contingent workforce programs including VMS selection and supplier selection. She currently utilizes her experience and expertise to provide insight and best practices globally to the CWS Council members. She is also an industry speaker, writer and an instructor of SIA’s CCWP Certification program.

Recent Articles

Tempnapping: When cutting costs may cost you more

May 6, 2015

Cutting costs within a contingent workforce program is always a goal, but sometimes, such efforts can be more detrimental than you realize.

Crossing the finish line doesn’t mean you won

April 1, 2015

Being kept through the end of the assignment doesn’t necessarily mean your engagement manager was pleased with the worker or work performed. 

Furloughing contingents could pay off if done right

March 4, 2015

Furloughs are not new to business, but when companies use them on their contingent workforce, they may not see the savings they expect. Here's why, and how to better prepare.

Pursuing diversity with care

February 11, 2015

Many companies are expanding the scope of their diversity initiatives, putting their contingent workforce programs in potentially risky situations. Proceed with caution.

Don’t turn your back; CW workforce is also HR’s responsibility

December 17, 2014

Human resources is responsible for the talent quality and productivity within an organization but the group does not consider your CW as part of the talent? What do you do?

Performance improvement plans for a contingent worker could mean big savings

November 12, 2014

Performance improvement plans are used widely to protect a company’s investment in a traditional employee. Why not use them in contingent relationships as well?

The IC’s revenge: Using SOW agreements to mitigate risk

October 15, 2014

As the economy improves, independent contractors are more reluctant to give up that status. Here's how programs can keep using them, but still mitigate their classification risk.

All out of love? How to get it back

September 24, 2014

If you're no longer feeling the love from your suppliers, you're not alone. But there are things you can do to inject excitement into your staffing partnership.

Taking the First Step: A Live Case Study in Global Contingent Work Deployment - April 2014

April 17, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Learn the steps to successfully implement a solution for tracking your global non-employee workforce
  • Understand the benefits of tracking all non-employees with a single technology solution
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

To SOW or not? What every program manager should know

August 6, 2014

Here are a few things that should be considered before going live with a statement-of-work program management initiative.