Bryan Peña

VP, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research

Bryan Peña
bpenaSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

As Staffing Industry Analysts’ Vice President, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, Peña is internationally recognized as the expert on contingent workforce management strategies and tactics. His primary function is to manage the unique needs of the CWS Council globally, helping these companies deploy cutting-edge strategies for managing their contingent labor and, as required, provide buy-side viewpoints to staffing firms. He is also responsible for drafting and executing the CWS Council research agenda with the ultimate goal of advancing thought leadership around the growing field of contingent work. An accomplished speaker and presenter, Peña’s specific expertise comes from over a decade of strategic sourcing experience in Fortune 500 companies and includes services pricing and negotiation strategies, contract construction, risk management, and international MSP and VMS program delivery models.

Peña is also known for his bimonthly column, which runs in Staffing Industry Analysts’ publications.

Peña graduated with a B.A. in economics from University of California at San Diego.

Recent Articles

Rate Card Basics

October 23, 2013

Some of the basics each program owner should know before setting out to build a rate card.

Plan RFPs Carefully

October 9, 2013

RFPs are an important step in any company initiative, but there is much that needs to be considered beforehand in order to ensure the greatest success for your program and suppliers.

General Agreement for Agency Personnel Services - Sample

August 29, 2013

  • Sample contract for agency personnel services provided
  • Addresses contractual issues with overtime rates, conversion fees and SLAs

2013 VMS/MSP Customer Experience Report

August 23, 2013

  • Top VMS and MSP performers announced
  • More than 20,000 buyers and more than 20,000 suppliers surveyed
  • Buyers are generally modest promoters of VMS/MSP, suppliers staunch detractors

Process Improvement Techniques Primer

July 24, 2013

Over the course of a career in contingent workforce management, you may spend a lot of time discussing process and process improvement techniques. Here are some of the most common techniques to guide you in your selection:

2013 Payrolling and IC Evaluation/Compliance Landscape Report

July 18, 2013

  • 16 providers participate in our first ever Payrolling/ICEC Landscape Report
  • Participants report $3.6B in 2012 gross payrolling spend and $923M in agent-of-record spend
  • All but 2 participants provide both payrolling and IC evaluation/compliance service

2013 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape

June 10, 2013

  • $100 billion in global VMS/MSP spend accounted for in this study
  • Global VMS and MSP spend in our study rose 21% and 18% in 2012, respectively
  • VMS providers reported 62 "mega-programs" (programs with annual spend over $300 million)

Include Counterparts When Taking Your CW Program Global

May 22, 2013

Globalizing contingent workforce programs continues to be a hot topic among CW professionals, yet those who have expanded their programs, and those based in other countries, would advise caution before expanding.

Expert’s Corner

April 24, 2013

The New Reality: How suppliers can be effective in this environment.

How to Develop a Global Program Governance Structure

April 17, 2013

One of the highest priorities for today’s contingent workforce manager is the continued growth of their programs. But for those managers needing to expand their programs globally, the development of a governance structure is a big challenge.