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CWS 30 - 2.3 (Feb 2010)

Contingent Workforce Strategies 30, February 3, 2010
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Feature Story

A New Prescription
A leading life sciences provider goes RPO
By Subadhra R. Sriram

For Cegedim Dendrite, having its contingent workforce program administered by a managed service provider has been a great pill to take. As a leading supplier of CRM, data and services, Cegedim was so impressed by the results of its temporary worker program under the aegis of a managed service provider, it decided to go one step further: the recruitment of the company's traditional workforce has been handed to its managed service provider (MSP), Allegis Group Services.

A world leader in pharmaceutical CRM, Cegedim is an early adopter of the idea that all workforce planning -- for its traditional employees as well as contingents -- should be developed by one source. Staffing Industry Analysts, the publisher of this magazine, however, does not see this as a trend. "I can see this making sense for specialized unique hiring where recruitment and sourcing is an issue and there's not a lot of volume of hires involved," says Dana Shaw, senior VP of strategy and solutions. ...

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In the Spotlight

Treat Them Like Any Other Employee
A workplace expert talks about how contingents can impact a company's bottom line

In our February issue we speak with Lynn Taylor, workplace expert and author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant. As the CEO of Lynn Taylor Consulting, she provides research-based, lively seminars to organizations ...

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Benchmarks

Size of U.S. Contingent Workforce by 2008 Spend

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Behind the News

Using Temps to save $
Customers of contingent labor have their differences. But most agree that using temporary workers saves money. A contingent buyer survey conducted by Staffing Industry Analysts in September 2009 shows just that. The survey indicated that 92 percent of respondents from 171 large companies ...

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Because You Asked

I want to move the tenure limits for our company's contingents from one to two years. How can I do this without getting into a co-employment issue?
--Harassed in Houston, Texas

Dear Harassed,
I would begin by asking what the purpose of your company's limit on tenure is in the first place. ...

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Keys to CW Success

Staffing Industry Analysts' Products and Services

Improving Your CW Program Quality and Satisfaction

You've implemented your CW Program. People, process and technology are in place and hiring managers are delighted with the new program ... or are they?

If you are like the "average" program owner, your sole day-to-day metric of success is how often your phone rings with an end user issue from "your" vendor. Or maybe you don't look at your program dashboard unless it is at your yearly business review with your program office.

The question is this: Are you willing to stake your career on "average" results?

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CONTINGENT WORKFORCE STRATEGIES 30 is published monthly by Staffing Industry Analysts and is delivered to buyers of staffing services. For change of email address write to subservices@staffingindustry.com or call 1-800-950-9496.

To contact the editor, please e-mail Subadhra Sriram or call 650.390.6194.

To advertise, contact Diana Gabriel or call 650.390.6193.

Copyright 2010 Crain Communications Inc

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