VMS/MSP & Staffing Technology

VMS Not the Bogeyman Suppliers Claim

January 9, 2013

VMS is staffing firms’ favorite bogeyman, but tales of its effects on lowered margins and profits are greatly exaggerated, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog


2012 Staffing Company Survey: Percent of staffing firm revenue flowing through VMS

December 17, 2012

  • Median percent of revenue flowing through VMS: 5%
  • Firms in the finance/insurance industry; IT staffing most likely to have high portion of revenue flowing through VMS
  • Larger firms more likely to have large portion of revenue flowing through VMS 

Third-Party Providers of Staffing Firm-focused, Core Enterprise, Front-Office Technology Solutions: Landscape Report

October 9, 2012

  • Twelve solution providers covered
  • Rich profiles of diverse offerings
  • Wealth of options for staffing firms

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: VMS and MSP trends

September 12, 2012

  • VMS use down seven percentage points since peak in 2010; now at 73%
  • MSP use down eleven points since 2011; now at 58%

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Online staffing services

July 31, 2012

  • Only 3% of buyers surveyed use online staffing services; 68% are not familiar with these services
  • Large buyers and those in the tech industry more likely to use online staffing

3rd Party Providers of Staffing Firm-focused, Core Enterprise, Front-Office Technology Solutions

July 30, 2012

  • 14 specialized solution providers engaged
  • Overview of this specialized solution segment
  • Intro to further "provider landscape research"

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: Do staffing firms treat VMS/MSP orders differently in the TA process?

July 24, 2012

  • A third of VMS/MSP firms used a special TA process
  • Doing so or not was not strongly related to size, segment, etc.
  • How/why ranged from positive to negative/dismissive approaches

2012 List of VMS/MSP providers

July 19, 2012

  • Excerpt from full 2012 VMS/MSP Landscape Report
  • 36 MSP/VMS companies examined
  • Companies listed by spend under management

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer plans for the next two years

June 29, 2012

  • 21 page report on CW buyers plans for next two years
  • Average contingent share of workforce up yet again
  • Buyers cutting ICs, hiring temps
  • Engineering/design buyers most bullish

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Contingent buyer satisfaction with VMS and MSP

March 27, 2012

  • Buyers gave their VMSs net promoter scores of 24% and scores of 27% to their MSPs
  • Net promoter score by industry, size, skill segment, management level, department and prior experience