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

With This Ring, I Thee …

December 27, 2011

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

2011 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

December 23, 2011

  • 42 VMS/MSP suppliers evaluated along more than 200 features
  • Evaluation categories include supplier management, sourcing, contract management, requisitions, reports, workflow, implementation, invoicing and others
  • See which VMS/MSP providers are more equipped for SOW-related requirements

CWS Council - Contingent Workforce Program Maturity Model

December 14, 2011

  • Excel tool provided for quantitative assessment of your program's maturity
  • How comprehensive, strategic, governed, measurable, and sustainable is your program?
  • Maturity assesed by scoring of 54 elements

CWS Council - 2011 VMS Performance Standards & Checklist

December 13, 2011

  • More than 140 VMS features addressed in this extension to the VMS/MSP Landscape Report
  • Find out which features are standard, and which are key differentiators among VMS suppliers
  • VMS Evaluation Standards Checklist included to help you identify which features are most relevant to your program
  • ... More

CWS Council - 2011 VMS/MSP Competitive Landscape – Customer Experience and Provider Culture

December 7, 2011

  • The most exhaustive study of how buyers and staffing firms feel about their MSP /VMS partners with over 44,000 surveyed and several thousand responses
  • Measures how the buyer/supplier experience varies across industries, purchase types, program tenure and dozens of other criteria
  • Studies the correlation... More

CWS Council - 2011 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape

October 24, 2011

  • Global VMS and MSP spend among respondents of $76 billion and $48 billion, respectively
  • VMS spend through SOW was $21 billion in 2010, an increase of 44% from 2009
  • Increased share of staffing revenue through VMS and MSP

The VMS/MSP Competitive Landscape

October 19, 2011

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Learn the details of the 2011 VMS/MSP Competitive Landscape report
  • Duration: approximately 1 hour

Qualifying SOW Consultant Classification

August 18, 2011

Misuse or overuse of Statement of Work can be costly, and CWS Council members continue to rank "integration of SOW consultants into CW program" among their top three issues of interest. This report explains how to define worker types and audit your workforce for usage.

Strategies for Managing Contingent Worker Costs: How deep is too deep when cutting costs?

August 17, 2011

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • How to best manage the balance between cost and quality
  • Duration: approximately 1 hour

Ask the Procurement Guy: Setting Performance Goals

July 27, 2011

A reader wonders which criteria should be focused on when setting performance goals for a CW program. Bryan Peña, The Procurement Guy, responds. Hint: It’s not all about savings.