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

SIA Research: VMS and MSP RFP Templates

June 6, 2012

Creating a request for proposal for a new vendor management system or a new managed service partner can be daunting. Staffing Industry Analysts has assembled RFP templates for both relationships, available to members of Staffing Industry Analysts’ CWS Council.

2012 VMS RFP Template

June 4, 2012

  • Template for issuing an RFP for a VMS provider
  • Notes added for guidance
  • Cut and paste as appropriate for building your own RFP

2012 MSP RFP Template

May 29, 2012

  • Template for issuing an RFP for a managed service provider
  • Notes added for guidance
  • Cut and paste as appropriate for building your own RFP 

MSP Engagement Models Revisited

May 10, 2012

  • Pros and cons of vendor-neutral, master supplier, and hybrid models
  • Strategies for selecting appropriate model
  • A concise and useful reference

Building Your Contingent Workforce Program

April 30, 2012

  • Panel discussion of strategies to building a CW program
  • See how other companies get stakeholder buy-in and manage their MSP/VMS
  • Learn what has worked and what hasn't from experienced CW program managers

Co-employment: Friend or Foe?

April 9, 2012

  • Panel discussion on co-employment issues with temporary workers
  • Strategies discussed on how to mitigate misclassification risks and manage suppliers
  • Should temporary workers be invited to the company picnic?

Building and Operating a Global MSP Governance Structure

April 2, 2012

  • This report outlines how to establish a governance structure for a multi-national MSP
  • Roles, responsibilities, and participants for global governance team explained
  • We describe mitigation approaches for various challenges to global governance

Managing the Light Industrial Contingent Workforce

March 22, 2012

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Light industrial and MSP/VMS
  • Light industrial strategy considerations and secrets to success
  • Approximately 1 hr

Getting Ready for 2012

January 19, 2012

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Hear economic and employment trends, changes and plans in CW management strategies
  • Approximately 1 hr

With This Ring, I Thee …

December 27, 2011

Tips to make sure your relationship with customers is successful and long-lasting.